Monthly Archives: March 2014

Miley Comes to Raleigh & Merge Records Turns 25

Patrick Johnson (WPTF) and I discuss Miley Cyrus’s visit to Raleigh’s PNC Arena on April 8th. We also talked about Merge Records’ 25th Anniversary music festival, which will take place this summer. Click here to listen to the segment: http://chirb.it/MNKNd6

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Noah Gundersen / Armon Jay Show Review

Just down the road from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, nestled into a small set of shops lies the Cat’s Cradle, a temporary home to many great musicians. Last Friday one of my favorites happened to be one of these musical drifters. Following the release of his new full-length album “Ledges”, Noah […]

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Q: Vincent from Miami, FL asks: How can you score a meeting with a label rep?

A: Make undeniably brilliant music and you’ll get more meetings than you could ever imagine. And P.S. Don’t use the word “score.” It makes you sound like a tool. Don’t worry about getting a meeting. Worry about making music that people tell people about. If you give your song to 100 people and none of […]

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Is it a Waste of Time for Upcoming Artists to Tour Far From Home?

Not completely. There are two primary reasons you should play out a lot as an upcoming artist: 1) To gain new fans, of course, and 2) To refine and tighten your live performance. Make your out of town shows count. Don’t travel eight hours to play a show unless you’re pretty damn sure that you’re […]

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