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In late December of 2014, there have were unprecedented spikes in the number of repeat visits to this subdomain, interspersed with days of near complete inactivity.  At the same time, no one downloaded a single track.  This leads us to conclude that those spikes were not the result of enthusiasm for our music, which is what this subdomain is really here to promote. 

For us, this results in confusion about how well the music, itself, is doing.  As a result, we've decided to take our writing into safe keeping for the while, until we can assess what the hell is going on with the music.  In the meantime, we'll continue adding chapters to our chronicle.  If you want updates or back issues of the chronicle, write to us personally.  We'll consider each request and if we deem it appropriate to share (given our circumstances we face in this area) we'll e-mail you a copy.  This cautionary provision is the product of contrary experience.

It has long been our desire to do a bang-up recording of music we've been working on for a long time.  In the 22 years we've been writing and playing together, we have yet to get there.  Ideally, some interested party with good connections in the music business would partner with us in making that record happen.  Failing that, we would sponsor the recording ourselves.  Toward that end, we hoped that visitors to this site would help contribute to the cost of that effort by downloading tracks.  More importantly, downloads would give us the moral support we needed to feel confident enough to go ahead with that project.

The Bending Space is currently self funded and will remain so until it is no longer possible. We believe that music as a specific form of communication and art should not be deliberately limited in the creative process but should attempt to both engage and challenge the listener, if communication is the aim. We are openly hostile to the music industry for what we feel is good reason, as it not only appears to be a conventional and flawed business model but also seems to have contempt for its customers. This is conveyed by delivering a series of grotesquely banal performers in the mass media who apparently covet anything but musical objectives.

Most protagonists in the music industry seem to credit themselves with the accidental discovery or appreciation of past and present performers who require a list of credentials enabling the approval and embrace of their admirers. All of these people, performers and analysts alike, seem to have power and wealth which is completely out of proportion to their own artistic or social contributions in society. With no change in sight this still powerful industry appears to continue to waste resources on unsustainable projects.  

In a modern age with so much variety and quality available outside of the mainstream the holders of power are evidentally uninformed and out of touch. This just doesn't bother them and this just isn't good enough.

2015

by Nancy Osazee on 31-Jan-15

So far 2015 has been action packed. Go Big or Go Home. That's the motto

After a 2+ year hiatus, Fixated Spasm has returned!  I decided to take a break from my project plus I had upgraded my computer thus my old audio software was no longer compatible.  I have since found new software that I feel comfortable with and am putting new material as I type this!  I am wanting to compile either an EP or a full length album before uploading any new tracks.  In the past I had upload a track as I made it but this time I plan on waiting until it is fully done. 

Zachh.'s next mixtape "Realization," drops February 21, 2015!

The first two singles, "Close My Eyes" & "O.C.D." can be streamed and downloaded at http://soundcloud.com/zachhartist

It'll be able to be downloaded for free on SoundCloud, ReverbNation, & DatPiff. You can also pre-order a hard copy at http://zachhmerch.bigcartel.com/

Enjoy!

The second single off Zachh.'s upcoming mixtape, Close My Eyes, will be available for exclusive free download the weekend of 1/17-1/18 on SoundCloud only. Afterwards, it will be streamable and available for purchase online everywhere on February 7.

This song features Chris Smith with additional vocals and The Passion HiFi on the beat.

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Review and interview on Sesto Daily News:

by Concita Occhipinti

I AM VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that my next mixtape, Realization, is finished and is in the works of being released!!!! 
I have spent hours of time in an actual recording studio perfecting this project after months of working on it. The first single, OCD, came out on Saturday and it is the only song that does not have high studio quality. The next single comes out very soon, too! The singles are ALL iTunes, etc purchases but will also be free when the FREE mixtape comes out.
Spread the word! ‪#‎ZachhSeason‬ is coming back into effect! Also don't forget I will be performing as an opener at The Space in Hamden on January 24! You can grab some tickets on my website, come down and support the cause!
Buy OCD today!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/o.c.d.-single/id951912711

I AM VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that my next mixtape, Realization, is finished and is in the works of being released!!!! 
I have spent hours of time in an actual recording studio perfecting this project after months of working on it. The first single, OCD, came out on Saturday and it is the only song that does not have high studio quality. The next single comes out very soon, too! The singles are ALL iTunes, etc purchases but will also be free when the FREE mixtape comes out.
Spread the word! #ZachhSeason is coming back into effect! Also don't forget I will be performing as an opener at The Space in Hamden on January 24! Come down and support the cause!

In the studio tidying up and preparing to record new songs for a second album. Time will be taken over this (both the tidying and recording) but hope to have completion by the end of the year. It's an all new approach and sound. Still making use of the Bending Space.

swainmedia is proud to announce that they now promoting the artists of Eye See Home Promotions of Incline Village, Nevada. Their artists are in heavy rotation on swainmedia radio, which you can listen to 24 hours a day at http://swainmedia.playtheradio.com or http://swainmedia.mymusicstream.com/radio . Founded by Jill Colbert,  Eye See Home Promotions is a compilation series promoting independent and unsigned artists from all around the world in the hard rock/metal genre. All music is available for free download with the first release date of February 1st, 2015!

While Vol. 1 is now full, they are currently accepting submissions for consideration for Vol. 2! Please send inquiries to eyeseehomepromo@gmail.com or message the page with the following guidelines:

If you are a musician in a band looking to submit to the next compilation, please read these guidelines.

Guidelines for Submitting:
1. Eye See Home Promotions is not a management company, promotion company or a label. This is a compilation series to promote unsigned and independent hard rock and metal musicians being featured on the series to promote a strong support for the independent scene.
2. Please research the project before submitting. We have received multiple submissions asking for promotion opportunities, management and representation for “looking for good promotion.”
3. Introduce yourself with the following information:
a. Band
b. Small bio
c. Location
d. Website/Facebook
e. Place to stream full songs, or attach one or more tagged mp3s
f. Contact Information
4. This compilation series does not accept submissions from signed bands.
5. Submission does not guarantee acceptance to the compilation. We will review every submission for consideration.
6. While we consider all music for submission, Eye See Home Promotions is a compilation consisting hard rock and metal genres.
7. No live recordings. We use materials with quality recording/production
8. We cannot accept cover songs on the compilation. However, feel free to link us to it to include it as more material for submission.
9. Please message the page or email eyeseehomepromo@gmail.com for submissions. Do not leave a public post on the page.

swainmedia is pleased to announce the launch of swainmedia radio, a 24/7 streaming internet station dedicated to clients and other unsigned and up and coming artists. At this time the station is fully automated, but will feature live segments soon. We accept all genres, but please keep it radio friendly. We want to make sure you are heard by the largest possible audience, so we will only accept radio edits. We have plans to offer interview segments in the very near future, and are accepting advertisers and sponsors right now. For details on sponsorship or advertising rates, drop an email to techgod1@gmail.com. Music submissions to swainmedia1@comcast.net.

The new single from Zachh., titled "O.C.D.," is coming to online stores everywhere January 10! It will be the first single off his next mixtape, and after a while of being on iTunes, Google Play, and more, it will also be available for free download.

Pre-order on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/o.c.d.-single/id951912711

Coming to Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, and Xbox music, too!

swainmedia is pleased to announce the launch of a new WordPress blog, Succeed With Swainmedia. Located at http://swainmedia1.wordpress.com the blog will feature tips and suggestions for growing your music career, as well as helpful articles from industry professionals. Have a topic you'd like us to cover? Let us know at swainmedia1@comcast.net or leave a comment for us below.

Hey, everyone!

I just wanted to give a quick thank-you to everybody who has been so wonderfully supportive within the past year of me and my music. 2014 has definitely been a year for the books.

As some of you may or may not know, my new album Pipe Dreams is schedueled to be released in the new year.

Until then, here is an acoustic cover of River by Joni Mitchell!: CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED

Thank you all so much again. Have an amazing rest of the holiday season!

-Camille x

Review and interview on Antas magazine 21.12.2014

by Diego Pani

 

 

From the website Tottusinpari - 21.12.2014

Articolo di Stefania Calledda

Version 8 Almost Here

It has certainly been a long time in development, but the new version 8 will be released in beta for new artist websites in the next few weeks. After some testing I will also be working on an upgrade process for current websites, which should be live towards end of January 2015. For current artists that want to take advantage or try out the new platform, you can simply create a new website to play around with and delete your old one when your ready to use it.

Crowdfunding with Indiegogo

Recently an artist sent me a link on facebook to their Indiegogo campaign, which is a great service for helping fund your music projects, band tour, etc. Check out This Flight Tonight's campaign and see if you can help fund the 3rd EP!!

Also I have set up a MyMusicStream partner page for you to start your own campaigns, which I can help promote.

2015 Development Plans

After the new version 8 is released, the plan is to continue adding great new features to the new platform. Over the years I have had a lot of feedback from artists and am truely trying to create the most amazing solution for you or your band to self promote online. There will be some old features of the MyMusicStream community returning in a new music discovery website, new desi

We are pleased to announce that our industry resources continue to grow. We are in the process of building a network of internet and terrestrial radio stations dedicated to promoting and playing our artists. In addition, we are expanding our contacts with new A&R reps, talent scouts, producers, songwriters and much more. There's never been a better time to be with swainmedia! We'll be dropping some names soon, but for now, just know we're working like Santa's elves to give you the best opportunities available.