|It's now Friday folks, for all future music releases, according to Betty White|
Friday, February 27, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
|Hellbilly Music Fest For Hannah|
Sunday, February 22, 2015
|Banjo Buck Thrailkill and a good variety of our custom straps being sent out to Banjo.com|
Friday, February 20, 2015
|Black Eyed Vermillion - Box Of Pine Official Video and Coffin Raffle Giveaway|
Your name will only be entered in the drawing by purchasing the cd or package deal from our webstore. The drawing will take place during SXSW of this year, when Black Eyed Vermillion will be playing a series of shows deep in the heart of Texas.
Order your copy of the album, to win the custom Box of Pine coffin
Check out the hand made coffin giveaway.
|Box of Pine handmade coffin|
|Open the coffin and use as a display or a stash box|
|Also included within the coffin is a custom Black Eyed Vermillion belt buckle and one of our prized Wolf teeth|
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
|Custom Guitar Strap for Kalyn of Coaltown Dixie|
Every custom strap we create and ship out is extremely important to us. Whether it be one of our clean and classy straps from our guitar or banjo line or a high end custom one. Each strap is meticulously crafted and built to last. If a piece of hardware fails and or you need some help on keeping the leather in good condition, don't hesitate to ask for help. Huge thanks to Kalyn for allowing us to craft this custom guitar strap for her and looking forward to seeing the ladies in Coaltown Dixie take the stage quite soon!
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
|Shaping An Aluminum Front Fairing For A Buell Race Bike|
|Motobunny is set to conquer in 2015|
Thursday, February 12, 2015
|Pomplamoose equals cover song hell|
The bigger fallout and issue that indie musicians face is the amount of music being created as a whole. Trying to decipher what is a great new track and what is a cool new artist to check out, gets tough when cover "artists" are spiking the punch and trying to game the system. As an indie label we are working to do whatever we can to cultivate a fan base for the great bands on our label that we choose to rally behind. Thankfully Itunes understands the big picture and that music is a reflection of our culture. Weeding out the hacks and maybe making things a bit less cluttered is indeed a step in the right direction.
Read more on Digital Music News
"For a long time artists and labels have found ways to game iTunes. And fool the public. Apparently, iTunes customers have accidentally downloaded “tribute” versions of songs they thought to be the original. Some of these “tributes” sound awfully close to the originals and come with confusing titles.
iTunes most recent Style Guide states that for cover or “tribute” songs, they will no longer accept any song title or artist name with the original artist name listed. Like “Problem (Originally performed by Ariana Grande)” or Artist: The Billy Joel Tribute Band. And the cover song cannot sound too similar to the original recording or it will be blocked. So all you YouTubers out there, you’re going to have to get a bit more creative with the production of your covers.
iTunes states for track titles: “Do not use phrases such as “Originally Performed By,” “In the Style of,” “Tribute to,” or “Cover of.”
|Go to your local karaoke bar and be a star|
For Karaoke tracks, they make a slight exception and will allow the original artist name in the track title only if it is clarified as “Originally performed by… (original artist name).” And “Karaoke” may not be used as the artist name unless it is the legal entity like “The Karaoke Kangaroos.” However, the song must clearly be marked (in the song or album title) that it is a karaoke version. “Karaoke” or “Instrumental version” may be used. And “Karaoke” must be the primary genre.
iTunes has already hidden most karaoke versions in search results. Unless you explicitly type the word “karaoke” along with the song you’re searching for, those versions will not be displayed.
The only exception iTunes makes for cover songs is to include the artist name in the album title. But, the album title cannot START with the artist name.
Acceptable: A Tribute To Bob Segar
Unacceptable: Bob Segar Tribute
They will not accept popular song lyrics as titles like:
Artist Name: Because You Know
Album Title: I’m All About That Bass
Track Title: No Treble
iTunes is actively starting to “clean-up” their store. So, even if your songs are currently showing up, they may not very soon.
Worth noting that Spotify and YouTube accept virtually any song, artist or album title. They have very little restrictions. Anyone can just skip a song on a streaming service. No harm no foul. iTunes must have been getting hit with complaints and returns from customers. In a time when their revenue has been dropping significantly and consistently for the past couple years, iTunes is looking for any edge to slow down the sales decline and hold onto their (legacy) customers."
Don’t expect to see this album to be visible on iTunes for much longer:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
|So You Want To Win A Grammy Award...|
Monday, February 9, 2015
|Enjoying using our name, Revelry MFG.?|
Dearest manufacturers, screen printers or folks that enjoy using our hard earned company name, we own the copyright to "Rusty Knuckles" per the United States Trademark Office officially effective as of January 2009. Glad you like the name and we enjoy royalty checks for all sales, along with fine Cuban cigars and Panamanian Rum. Now cut us a check for any sales on this particular item and then cease and desist manufacturing said item. Yours truly, the real Rusty Knuckles and all the bands and folks that encompass this company.
|Moto Borgotaro Is Run By Peter Boggia And We Dig His Straight Shooting Approach|
Friday, February 6, 2015
|Stevie Tombstone Is A Roots Rock Renaissance Man|
He’s taken on songwriting and production tasks for a variety of artists, including Joshua Morningstar, Black Eyed Vermillion and Tonya Watts, and he’s recently added “label owner” to his resume with the Altco Recordings imprint.
|Will The Streaming Revolution Save The Music Industry?|
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
|Stevie Tombstone and Dale Watson, On Air At WDVX 89.9, The Blue Plate Special|
|Great New Videos From Lord Dying entitled Poisoned Altars|
Next up is Venom with a lyric video for the track Long Haired Punks, from their new album about to be released. Dive over to their site and get on the pre-order tip!
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
|Rusty Knuckles American Roots Embroidered Patch|
Purchase yours now