Flat Cat Radio

I will be performing tonight on Flat Cat Internet Radio  - Sunday, February 7th @ 7pm

A message from Dave Strauss owner/operator/host:

Flat Cat Radio is an independently operated internet radio program that features interviews and music from Los Angeles based independent singer/songwriters. Flat Cat Radio airs LIVE every Sunday evening at 7pm Pacific Time, with archived shows streaming 24/7 and podcasts available on iTunes and on this profile.

The live broadcast every Sunday evening is simulcast on the JVonD radio network, as well as in Second Life, and can be accessed through the following link:

party.skydeckstreams.com

You can also enter this URL into your favorite media player to listen to the live broadcast:

http://party.skydeckstreams.com:8032

Flat Cat Radio is always FREE, and any endorsements on the show are completely unsolicited.

Enjoy the show, and thank you for supporting independent music!

My music featured on Party Girl Plus One…


Party Girl Plus One is a new web series by Jennifer Dawson. Follow Party Girl through hilarious recounts of her dating diary post divorce as she narrates what we all do wrong in looking for love. “Care for some whiskey?” is featured in Episode 3! Of all the guys to date, Party Girl picks the one guy whose got worse break-up issues then she does. As he cries like a baby, she realizes she’s not alone in the business of self flagellation. http://www.PartyGirlPlusOne.com

Indie from the Living Room

I joined these two funny fellows, Jamie and Allen, for an interview and 1-song performance on their new podcast show,

“Indie from the Living Room”…

Empty Houses [Official Music Video]

Official Press Release

Los Angeles singer/songwriter introduces the third music video from her debut CD, “Imaginary Biographies”

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Leerone once again elevates her artistry to rarefied new heights with her shudder-inducing new music video, Empty Houses. Conceived by Leerone and produced by LA videographer/animator Hank Friedmann—the same boy genius who oversaw Leerone’s 2008 video “Care For Some Whiskey?”—Empty Houses masterfully employs fantasy and gothic sensibilities in support of Leerone and Hank’s uncompromising creative ambitions.

The new video imagines Leerone as the sole attendee at an old woman’s funeral. Courtesy of Friedmann and his animated sorcery, viewers are transported away from the graveyard through the spirit-haunted halls of the deceased woman’s mansion, where Leerone glimpses scenes from the woman’s tragic life. These playback images prompt Leerone to reflect on her own life. Eerie, picturesque, and gorgeously realized, Empty Houses makes a poignant visual statement about fate, life, choices and possibilities.

Empty Houses is Leerone’s third foray into music video and short film. Her 2008 debut video “Care For Some Whiskey?” finds the singer sharing the spotlight with a cast of endearingly freakish Claymation friends. Leerone’s subsequent clip “To Fill the Void” was directed by Claire Carré (Brett Dennen, Sia, Rainer Maria), depicting Leerone as a wistful dishwasher at a roadside diner. In all, the three videos serve as a audio-visual complement to Leerone’s 2008 CD, “Imaginary Biographies.”

Leerone’s YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/LeeroneMusic

Halloween Show…

I will be performing a Halloween show at Dia De Los Vivos, an all day benefit event that will be happening at the 511 in Santa Ana on October 31st. The goal for this event is to raise funds to support Newsong NEO in Mexico City as they fight human trafficking and provide housing & restoration for rescued women and children. Donations will go toward renovating and operating a safe house.

For more details: http://noc.newsong.net/ddlv/

“Life could be” on MTV’s The Real World

Real World 22 Cancun | Songs From Ep. 2206 | Flirting With Disaster

Aired July 29, 2009

On the changing nature of the music industry… 1,000 FREE Downloads

I’m a Featured Artist this week (July 29-August 4) in the Microsoft Windows Sponsored Songs program, a campaign Microsoft is doing to advertise their newest Windows Media Player. What does it mean? 1,000 free mp3 or mp4 downloads by indie artists. My song “here on earth/The Opening” is one of ten songs omnipresent here: Myspace.com/Windows and available for free download. 

 

The Sponsored Songs program was launched by ReverbNation.com, a social networking site created to help musicians turn emerging online technology into marketing tools, fanbase monitors and, ultimately, money makers. In more sugar coated terms, it’s a place where genuine music enthusiasts can easily browse, sample, and discover music from established and emerging artists, and where artists can distribute their music across the web regardless of where people want to go get it.

Sponsored Songs is an opt-in program for select artists that use ReverbNation.com as their online marketing platform. 1,000 out of the site’s 400,000 indie artists were selected to join the pilot program (by pilot, they mean it is a trial run). Artists are paid for each qualified download, and are shown the exact advertisement for their approval prior to the campaign launch.

Who is the sponsor paying these starving artists for their music and giving it away for free? Microsoft Windows. The program is the latest in the trend— large companies using independent music to reach new audiences. The music can lead the brand into new markets, and simultaneously offers bands a new avenue of access to potential fans while earning the band a pittance.

ReverbNation is probably the most artist-friendly social networking site that I have come across and that says a lot as my music is pretty much on every significant music site there is (I’ve done the research!). “We treat Artists like we would want to be treated,” says Lou Plaia, vice president of artist relations at ReverbNation.com.  

The three month campaign will provide reach metrics to the participating brand (in this case, Microsoft Windows) by tracking the songs with a digital watermark as they move through peer-to-peer networks.

According to Jed Carlson, chief operating officer of ReverbNation, “Sponsored Songs aligns the interests of artists, fans, and major brands, creating a win-win-win situation where free music is a shared goal that benefits all parties.” I (want to) believe this statement is true and I’m honored to be included in the program.