NewMusic Ten is LIVE!!!

Part of the process of building The SampleBank is listening. Listening to bands and fans and people who work at record companies. One of the common struggles is discovery.

Sure word of mouth is great for sharing new music but…how does that get started? We live in an era of music abundance and while the internet has been great in offering musicians myriad methods of distribution we still require opportunity generators for discovery.

Enter NewMusic Ten!

NewMusic Ten 10 Artists 1 Month 1 Album/EP each

NewMusic Ten is online music’s first ever pop up shop.

In real life in retail pop shops literally spring up everywhere. Sometimes for 2 weeks…sometimes for a month. I am transferring pop up shop principles to an online music store.

Music fans have 1 month to explore 10 Artists offering 1 album/ep each.

That’s it. 1 month! On midnight February 29 the site will be erased and another 10 Artists will be uploaded.

It is a pop up shop so please, don’t expect it to last. Here today…gone, well I’m not sure. Let’s have some fun with this.

Go, discover new music, encourage the artists…there is no sign up. I’m not collecting any information nor do I want it. Leave comments, vote, explore and share. It’s your world, your store…let’s now build a great soundtrack.

Who are the first 10? We got a ukulele player from NYC, a Scottish rock band, hip hop from Chicago and more!

You can see it here: http://www.newmusicten

The twitter account is @thesamplebank and hashtag is #NewMusicTen. (Yes the twitter is confusing but again pop up shop people so no point in getting a temporary twitter!)


On Your Nose Means is slowly growing, with all the Christmas/holiday stuff out of the way we’re going to start doing media, forums etc. so hopefully it’ll take off. Sites of this type like fmylife, texts from last night etc. all hit critical mass in about 4 months or so…which puts at basically April. By then (if not sooner) we’ll know if we’re DOA or number 1 with a bullet. This might take a bit longer since On Your Nose is not a common phrase in the population.

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As it says on the home page:
On Your Nose is the charismatic celebration of comeuppance in pop culture and life.

come·up·pance noun: A punishment or fate that someone earns. Yes Guy!

On Your Nose is that seriously sassy spot where your nasal bone ends and your cartilage begins.

On Your Nose: For when In Your Face just won’t do & Deal With It isn’t enough.

Oh yes, we’ve all been there. So go, sign up, play, post, read, comment, it’s your community. Make it what you will.

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