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The Indie Bible 2021 Review
The Indie Bible 2021 Review
Let’s face it, the music industry is changing. For many of us, it seems that it is changing faster than we are able to keep up with. The one thing that is clear, this is a data driven industry and having access to the right data can make the difference in whether your music gets to the right ears or not.

The Indie Bible has been producing the their collection of Data for 21 Years now, and has become one of the most trusted resources for the indie artist. The 2021 version of the Indie Bible introduces some new additions that reflect the new realities we face as indie artists.

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Miss Emily is Making a Scene!
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Randall Bramblett is Making a Scene
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Jock Bartley of Firefall is Making a Scene
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Layla Zoe is Making a Scene
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Dione Taylor is Making a Scene
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Gerry Casey Interviews Joseph Morganfield
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Nico De Cock of The Bluesbones is Making a Scene
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Juliet Hawkins is Making a Scene
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Duke Robillard is Making a Scene
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Danny Brooks and Lil Miss Deb are Making a Scene
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Gerry Casey Interviews Sari Schorr!
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Hollis Jordan is Making a Scene
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Eleesha Prothero Is Making a Scene
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Jack de Keyzer Tribute
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The Mountain Goats Getting Into Knives
The Mountain Goats Getting Into Knives Merge Records The Mountain Goats are an Indie Folk…

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Santi Debriano Flash of the Spirit
Santi Debriano Flash of the Spirit Truth Revolution To understand the eclectic nature of bassist/guitarist/composer…

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Steve Strongman Tired of Talkin’
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David Detweiler Astoria Suite
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Steve Inglis Review
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The Jeff Benedict Big Big Band The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful
The Jeff Benedict Big Big Band The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful Groovy…

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The Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble Jagged Spaces
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John Fusco & The X-Road Riders John The Revelator
John Fusco & The X-Road Riders John The Revelator Checkerboard Lounge Recordings Vermont bluesman John…

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New Faces New Sounds
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Brian Smalley Chosen
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Miguel Zenon and Luis Perdomo El Arte Del Bolero
Miguel Zenon and Luis Perdomo El Arte Del Bolero (Digital Release Only) Miel Music Last…

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Peter Roland I Don’t Like What’s Going On
Peter Roland I Don’t Like What’s Going On Bluzpik Media Group Ex-New Yorker and multi-…

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Stax ’68: A Memphis Story
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Charles Colizza Group Hug the Devil
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Jimmie Vaughan The Pleasure’s All Mine
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Pylon Poets Lucid Hallucinations
Pylon Poets Lucid Hallucinations Independent   The Band: Pylon Poets are an Alternative Rock band…

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An Interview with a Pro - Mark Leggett - Composing for TV and Film
An Interview with a Pro - Mark Leggett - Composing for TV and Film
We talk with Mark about his new release and how he works to create his sound in the studio. We discuss how he approaches the craft of songwriting and how he creates music for TV and Film. We discuss the new realities in the music industry and how it has affected him as an artist and TV/Film composer. We also discuss the issues with the shutdown of the gig economy due to covid and what he are doing to stay connected to his fanbase.

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Interview with a Pro - Mark Leggett Composing Music For TV and Movies
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Interview with the Pros - Junior and Sugar - Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine
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Interview with a Pro Bob Corritore
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Interview with a pro - Jim Odom Founder of PreSonus!
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Interview with a Pro - Pat Quinn - Buddy Guy Radio
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Interview with a Pro - Arnau Bosch - SoundStorming
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Melissa Clarke - Interview with a pro - Americana Highways!
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Interview with a Pro Evan Lowenstein - Stageit.com
Making a Scene Presents an interview with Evan Lowenstein CEO of Stageit.com Many indie artists…

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Interview with a Pro - Peggy Still Johnson - Writing Music for Film
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Interview with a Pro - Diane Durrett VP Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy
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Interview with a Pro - Mick Kolassa - Endless Blues Records
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Interview with a Pro - Kenny Neal - Booga Music
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Interview with a Pro - Michael Frank - President of The Earwig Music Company!
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Interview with a Pro - Sallie Bengston - President NOLA Blue Records
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Interview with a Pro - Songwriter, Producer, Engineer Twist Turner!
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Independent Blues Award Nominations open for 2021!
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Content Creation - The Future of Indie Music?
Content Creation – The Future of Indie Music? With the Shutdown of the gig economy…

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Small Music Venues are Sending out an SOS with the Save Our Stages Act!
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Muddy Waters Chicago Home to Become A Museum
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The Addiction Formula - A Holistic Approach to Songwriting
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The Post Pandemic Music Economy
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How the New Stimulus Bill Benefits Musicians
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How to Define Success as a Musician
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