Ari B. ready to track under the experienced direction of acclaimed music producer “Echo”. One of Back Stage Indie Reports favorite new artists, Ari B. (see BackStage Indie Report “Here Is The Future of Pop – Meet Ari B.”) and Back Stage Indie report good friend Echo(see Back Stage Indie Report Daddy Yankee Releases Breast Cancer Song With Symphony Orchestra And Award-Winning Producer, Echo!)together to make hit music! Relationships… Ari B. is a popular and innovative young singer, dancer, and songwriter.  She has several music videos that are ubiquitous on the internet featuring her vocals plus Ari and an other young professional dancers lighting up the storyline.  Back Stage Indie Report, having covered Ari’s career in the magazine, has a relationship with Ari’s manager Ms. Miriam Bavly.  When Ari’s team was preparing to release her last music video, Miriam contacted us at Back Stage Indie Report to give us an advanced copy so we could release it at the same time as other media compan…


FRIENDS OF BACK STAGE INDIE REPORT, MTS MANAGEMENT GROUP TURNED US ON TO A VERY SPECIAL ARTIST, PHILLIP BROUSSARD. Back Stage Indie Report knows that if top management guru Michael Stover of MTS Management Group sends us one of his artists, we should listen! *see…
THE TIP OF THE SPEAR IN INDIE MUSIC PROMOTION – MEET THE REAL INDIE INSIDERS!FORMER WSM RADIO NASHVILLE ON-AIR PERSONALITY, SAM ROCHFORD HAS SIGNED WITH MTS MANAGEMENT GROUP. HER SINGLE, “SO EASY” IS INDIEWORLD COUNTRY RECORD REPORT TOP 40!OUT WEST WITH RICHARD LYNCH Phillip Broussard Born and raised in Washington State, Phillip Broussard discovered his passion early in life, when his father brought home a guitar. His father’s original intention was to play the guitar himself, but he soon found Phillip picking up the guitar, when he didn’t think anyone was watching. Phillip grew up under the influence of his father’s favorites, Pink Floyd, James Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton. What started as just a few chords, ignited…

What ar eMECHANICAL ROYALTIES and how do I get mine?

Mechanical Royalties The COMPULSORY MECHANICAL LICENSE provisions of the Copyright Act are the bread and butter for songwriters. Once a songwriters’ composition has been recorded and distributed to the public, copyright registration entitles the songwriter to statutory MECHANICAL ROYALTIES whenever that songwriter’s composition is further recorded.

The company putting out the record is required to pay the songwriter a mechanical royalty for each record manufactured. Effective January 1, 2006 the statutory mechanical rate is $.091 for songs 5 minutes or less, or $.0175 per minute or fraction thereof per copy for songs over 5 minutes.

Mechanical royalties can add up to a lot of money. For example, at the current statutory mechanical royalty rate, if your song is less than five minutes and is on a CD which sells one million copies you would be entitled to NINETY ONE THOUSAND ($91,000) DOLLARS.

Because the statutory mechanical rate is increased periodically, it is best to seek payment fo…

What is Indie music?

Independent music
What is Indie music?  Independent music (often shortened to indie music or indie) is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing. The term indie is sometimes also used to describe a genre (such as indie rock and indie pop); as a genre term, “indie” may include music that is not independently produced, and most independent music artists do not fall into a single, defined musical style or genre, and usually create music that can be categorized into other genres.
Record labels Independent labels have a long history of promoting developments in popular music, stretching back to the post-war period in the United States, with labels such as Sun Records, King Records, and Stax. In the United Kingdom during the 1950s and 1960s, the major record companies had so much power that independent labels struggled to become established. Several Briti…

The 10 Best Distortion Pedals To Check Out – Reviews & Recommendations

The 10 Best Distortion Pedals To Check Out – Reviews & Recommendations Are you looking to rock up your sound with some crazy and dirty distortion, and your guitar’s amplifier just isn’t enough?  If you’re an avid fan of different rock styles, all the way up to heavy metal, or anything in-between, then you are going to love this Back Stage Indie Report review. Back Stage Indie Report carefully tested some of the top distortion pedals on the market, ranging from new modernized boxes to classic remakes of legends past. The list is stuffed with variety of effects, take your pick and if you’re practicing at home, use them with moderation or you’ll upset some of your neighbors.
Back Stage Indie Report’s Top 10 Best Distortion Effect Pedals: Electro Harmonix Nano Big Muff Features: 4.9 Stars
Controls: 4.8 Stars
Performance: 5 Stars
Value: 5 Stars
Average: 4.9 Stars
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When it comes to distortions and overdrives in general, there were certain pedals which had a massive impac…