Riding high off our TuneCore Live Austin party during SXSW, we’re psyched to keep the momentum rolling with tomorrow night’s return to the Bardot in Hollywood! This week’s TuneCore Live event aims to highlight three TuneCore Artists with more of a folky and country vibe – the perfect soundtrack for a cool late-March evening in Los Angeles!
With the help of Swisher Sweets, CraveOnline and Mirrored Media, we’ve invited Sam Outlaw, Alexander Cardinale, and George Byrne to share the stage for a night of music, drinks, and fun. We’re also excited to announce that Griffin and Taylor of Dawes will be contributing a surprise DJ set! If you’re a LA-based TuneCore Artist, we wanna see you come out – our LA staff and sponsors will be on the ground to hang out, talk about your future, and answer questions. The event is FREE tomorrow, March 31, and begins at 8pm at Bardot. Keep in mind that the past two Bardot events have hit capacity, so you may want to hop over early!
So scroll on down to hear and learn more about this month’s awesome line-up and see how they have leaned on TuneCore during their musical journeys:
Sam Outlaw is not actually a felon. Rather, he’s a South Dakota-raised independent country artist based in Los Angeles, (‘Outlaw’ is in fact his mother’s maiden name). Sam Outlaw is relatively new to Southern California’s music scene, but with 2014-15 resulting in two well received music videos and a series of single/EP releases distributed via TuneCore, he’s well on his way!
“TuneCore has been a huge part of my 2014/2015 story. They’ve always been my solution for digital distribution of my music and now with TuneCore as my publishing admin team, they’ve helped me get three song syncs. These syncs have provided me money to live and breathe and finish my album. I couldn’t be more thankful for their support.”
Australian-born, LA-based artist George Byrne has a penchant for playing folky, country-laced Americana, but that doesn’t stop him from channeling influences ranging from early 90’s indie staples to classic rock giants like Pink Floyd. Check out his latest single below, distributed via TuneCore.
“Musically, for me personally [being independent] means being severely restricted in terms of the size and scope of what I’m able to achieve as an artist but also completely free and not answering to anyone about what I release and when. There are pros and cons. [TuneCore] has been a huge help in promoting the product.”
Singer/songwriter Alexander “Xander” Cardinale writes and performs thoughtful, contagious pop songs that, on top of generating radio spins, have been licensed for numerous popular television shows like “One Tree Hill” and “90210”. In fact, in 2015 alone Cardinale has secured one of his latest songs, “Made For You”, a spot on the hit NBC program “The Mysteries of Laura”!
“I think it’s become black and white, the way we define indie from major. Because seemingly you are signed to a major label or you are an independent artist. The real answer is that there are myriad different ways to be an independent artist. There’s such a large grey area between indie and major. To me, it’s a badge I don’t wear willingly, because although I’m not signed to a major label, I plan to be just as competitive. Short and sweet, TuneCore has been my only distributor as long as I’ve been an artist distributing music – they’ve been a big help and very supportive!”