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Artist Breakdown: TuneCore Live at Bardot July 29

We’re getting used to hitting you with event previews and artists breakdowns for TuneCore Live, and we’re not mad about it. Entering its 8th round, we’ll be back with Swisher Sweets, Mirrored Media and CeleBuzz to present another awesome roster of TuneCore Artists and a night of dancing, networking and fun.

On Wednesday, July 29th, if you’re in the LA-area, come hang out and enjoy some great free music from Madyx, Air Bag One, and ANIMA! – plus DJ William Lifestyle providing the jams in between sets. Not familiar with some of those artists? Read more after the jump and sample some tunes – if you dig it, doors are at 8PM, admittance is free and it’s 21+. Be sure to get there early, as we always advise, because it’s likely to pack in quick!

Madyx

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22-year old Michelle Blanchard, aka Madyx, originally moved to LA to pursue her efforts as a member of rock band Life Down Here at age 16. While they achieved some success and a considerable fan base, Madyx was born of Michelle’s evolving tastes. Described as “a mix of P!nk and Katy Perry”, she’s building a name for herself as a pop/alternative artist in the LA-area and beyond. Peep her debut single, “Some Kisses” (recorded by Grammy-nominated producer Brian Howes) below:

“When I think of myself as an independent artist, the sky’s the limit. There’s a certain kind of freedom you get as a writer to create the music that you love and want to share with the world; not to mention the ability to release it anyway you choose. For me, TuneCore plays a huge part in helping me distribute my music to all the key download and streaming sites around the world.”

Air Bag One

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It’s always awesome when you find out the folks responsible behind ‘all that sound’ is in fact just a  duo. Hailing from Cameroon, Air Bag One aren’t afraid to join their lush and soulful indie-rock/electro sound with visual components – they embraced their love of art by collaborating with renowned music photographer Janette Beckman and LA-based artist Blake Little. Experimenting with “a wide pop spectrum rubbed with paranoia”, Air Bag One has shared the stage with HAIM, Imagine Dragons, and The Maccabees. Check out their latest single “Killing Stars” below:

“Being independent is being free in your artistic choices. You don’t need anyone for being who you are. We have always done everything ourselves from the beginning, controlling either the music, the videos, the photos, and even ironing our clothes before the shows. It’s also taking risks and make mistakes. But then, you learn for the future.

TuneCore has helped us spreading our music on the internet in an independent way. They allow our fans to listen to our music mostly everywhere they can and that’s so contemporary! In few clicks, one can listen to our tracks while cooking, or under their shower, or in the street.”

ANIMA!

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ANIMA! is a duo that completely nails the marriage of electronic music and folk lyrics. Consisting of violinist/producer Vicente Espi and singer/songwriter Arielle Vakni, ANIMA! hit #1 on the iTunes New Artist Chart on the release day of their EP Be Here Now. iTunes wasn’t the only platform that noticed their potential – ANIMA! has been garnering positive press reviews on all corners of the web and are surely an act to watch (and catch live!) in 2015. Enjoy their breakout single “Breathe” below.

“Being an independent artist allows us to be the purest form of what are. Tunecore is the soil, you are the seed and your listeners the water.”

UPDATE – RSVP now! | Save The Date: TuneCore Indie Artist Forum Sept. 19-20, 2015

You’re invited, TuneCore Artists:

Connecting with fellow indie artists goes beyond booking shows and interacting within your local scene. It’s about more than having a floor or couch to crash on when you’re out of town on tour. It’s about sharing ideas, struggles, opportunities, motivation and inspiration. Because nobody picks up an instrument, microphone or pen thinking, “This is gonna be a breeze!”

TC Artist Forum Flyer

That’s why we’re rolling out our first-ever TuneCore Indie Artist Forum at SIR Studios in Hollywood, CA from September 19-20, 2015. No cheesy name-tags or ‘getting to know you’ games. We’re talking involved and educational roundtable discussions, keynote speakers that live and breathe the music industry everyday, showcases that’ll include your talented TuneCore peers, and much more. TuneCore wants to show you that we’re  committed to bringing our artist community together for straightforward, tactical discussions about the daily reality of being an artist in today’s music industry landscape.

This one’s on us.

Since TuneCore is determined to present an opportunity to artists of all career levels and genres that gives them something truly valuable to walk away with, we’re presenting the Indie Artist Forum free of charge. We request that you only RSVP for the Indie Artist Forum if you’re definitely going to be in the LA-area on September 19-20. That way, we ensure that everyone gets a fair chance to attend and we are reaching a diverse group of TuneCore Artists.

“How can I RSVP?”

We’ll be offering you the opportunity to RSVP soon! Stay tuned for updates here on the blog and in your inbox. RSVP now by clicking here. There will be no cost to the artists that get one of the 200 available slots. Space is limited; interested parties must sign up for a chance to be selected by lottery for admittance.