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Very Alora's "Mama Don't Make Me" Proves That Rock Music's Future is Secure

Very Alora released the infectiously rockin’ single Mama Don’t Make Me in anticipation of her debut EP. Don’t let the date on her birth certificate fool you, there is a palpable depth, maturity and precocious wisdom to the music created…

Unrated Magazine - Very Alora: Someone To Watch Out For

There is a strong female voice on the rock horizon, and she goes by the name Very Alora. As evidenced by the release of her debut single, “Don’t Make Me,”(http://bit.ly/MamaDontMakeMe) and a forthcoming EP – all produced by legendary…

Vinyl District Live Show Review from NAMM Metal Allegiance/Weapons Of Anew Show

Next up was Weapons of Anew. I’d never heard of this band prior, but I’m definitely a fan after taking in their ridiculously entertaining set from the pit. Their energy was off the charts and were definitely a sign of things to come later…

Very Alora Chats with The Freak

Chats with the Freak is hosted by the openly unapologetic Emmy Susani. Every week she brings on some of your favorite people in the music business, as well as some people you might not be so familiar with. She discusses past, present, and future…
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Are You Sure You Know What Success Means?

Success. It’s such a provocative topic we like to argue over the meaning of it. We seek it. We’re scared of it. Many of us sabotage it because we don’t feel we deserve it. Crazy, huh?   You should be thankful for where…
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11 Crazy Reasons to Avoid Marketing Amazing Music

Good art finds its own audience. If it’s truly special, you just need to put it up on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, etc. and people will catch on. They’ll find it without marketing.   I’m sure this is what will happen with the project…
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These 2 Music Business Inventions Will Blow Your Mind

The music business will settle out of this massive market disruption in the same way that EVERY other industry has. The creators will do business directly with the end-users. The future of the music industry, whether you like it or not, is…
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Key Takeaways from The CD Baby DIY Musician Conference

The 2017 CD Baby DIY Musician Conference was held in Nashville, TN this year on August 24-27. I was honored to be asked to be a mentor.       As I am a regular listener of the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast, I loved the…
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‘Cash Me Outside Girl’ Record Deal (You’re Not Going to Believe This)

Atlantic Records just signed Danielle Bregoli, a.k.a. Bhad Bhabie, a.k.a. The “cash me outside” girl.   She got a deal but you haven’t yet.   That sucks, doesn’t it?   It certainly isn’t fair!   I…
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What Happens When You Decide to Choose

“All paths are present, always... and we can but choose among them.” – Jacqueline Carey. To rephrase this, it means you can go in any direction you want to go, you just have to choose. But you must choose a path.   unsuccessful…
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 5 Big Networking Hacks That Will Transform Your Game

It was the summer of 1997. I had just moved to Los Angeles from Nashville to pursue a sales gig in the electronics industry.   A guy named David Jacks had started this company I would be working with called Zephyrtronics. David…