• Music Reviews

    The Roseline – Lust for Luster

    Artist Name: The Roseline Album Title: Lust for Luster Release Date: 2008 Genre: Alt.country Location: Lawrence, Kansas Label: Self-released Band Members: Colin Haliburton, vocals and guitar; Ehren Starks, keyboards; Jenny Davidson, bass; Jeff Jackson, guitar and pedal steel; and James Storms Piller, drums. Website: http://www.myspace.com/colinpepper The band The Jayhawks was from Minnesota, while the University of Kansas mascot is a…

  • Interviews

    Stealing Jane – Does Size Matter?

    What does an 8-man band like NY’s Stealing Jane have that others don’t? My initial reaction was that there’s an obvious benefit for an indie band sans label with so many members – they can all help foot the bill, whether that be for studio time, touring costs, or promotion. Then I thought, hey, I’ve seen bands half that size…

  • Interviews

    Fiance on Band Self-Management

    As an indie band, should you bring on a band manager to handle your business affairs, or does it make more sense to handle things like promotion, bookings, and recording by yourselves? I talked to Colorado-based Fiancé about their decision to self-manage their band’s business, and whether or not it’s really important to have skills beyond making music to be…

  • Band Business

    Fan-Sponsored Music: Two Perspectives

    Fan-sponsored music sounds like a great concept, doesn’t it? Thanks to sites like SellaBand and SliceThePie, fans have the opportunity to invest in a band or solo artist, financing the artist’s album (for a cut of the profits – they can even buy and sell their “shares” in a sort of stock market environment). The artist doesn’t have to give…