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ARTIST: The Pheels
DATE: June 3, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: The Pheels get featured in The Guardian's series "Band of The Week"
CONTEXT: The Guardian covers American and international news for an online, global audience.


ARTIST: Field Mouse
DATE: June 2, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: NPR feature The Fields in 'Songs We Love'
CONTEXT: NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of non-commercial news, talk, and entertainment.


ARTIST: The Pheels
DATE: June 1, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: The Pheels - "French Toast" on Saint Heron
CONTEXT: Saint Heron Records is Cultural hub celebrating diversity, innovation and progression in Music, Art and Culture. 


ARTIST: Kyle Forester
DATE: May 19,2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Brooklyn Vegan streams Kyle Forester's debut LP
CONTEXT:Founded in 2004, BrooklynVegan is an independent, NYC-centric, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, streams, and more. Brooklyn Vegan also produce live events and have a radio show on SiriusXM


ARTIST: Lorine Chia
DATE: May 11, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Lorine Chia Featured in The Game's "2 Blunts (420)" on COMPLEX
CONTEXT: COMPLEX is a community of creators on a mission to expose the true face of modern America.
 


ARTIST: Tongues
DATE: May 10, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Shayrn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere: Tongues - "Heartbreak" on The Wild Honey Pie
CONTEXT: The Wild Honey Pie is an online publication, music media, and events promotion collective based in Brooklyn,New York.


ARTIST: OTON
DATE: May 9, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Alexa Carcamo
STORY: Premiere: OTON - "Slow" on BULLETT Media
CONTEXT: BULLETT Media is a print and interactive “transmedia” company that curates avant-garde fashion, art, film and music for young, international, trend conscious influencers. Its flagship medium, BULLETT Magazine, an art and fashion quarterly, launched in winter 2010 and is currently available in twelve countries.BULLETT Media is a print and interactive “transmedia” company that curates avant-garde fashion, art, film and music for young, international, trend conscious influencers. Its flagship medium, BULLETT Magazine, an art and fashion quarterly, launched in winter 2010 and is currently available in twelve countries


ARTIST:Oh My Love
DATE: May 5, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Premiere: Oh My Love - "ChaChaCha" on All Things Go
CONTEXT: All Things Go is a music, news, and art website based in Washington, DC. In addition to posts, reviews, interviews and general babblings, we host events at venues across the District


ARTIST: Jon Lindsay
DATE: May 5, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Shayrn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere: Jon Lindsay - "When They Broke the World" on Paste Magazine
CONTEXT: Paste Magazine is a leading online arts and lifestyle brands, covering music, movies, TV, games, comedy, books, design, tech, food, drink, travel, style, comics and soccer. Led by founding editor-in-chief Josh Jackson since 2002, the site has grown to more than 5 million unique monthly visitors.


ARTIST: Quinn Erwin
DATE: May 3, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Quinn Erwin - Soul EP on Independent Clauses
CONTEXT: Stephen Carradini and friends write reviews of bands that are trying to make the next step in their careers.


ARTIST: Daphne Willis
DATE: May 2, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Premiere: Daphne Willis - "Spider in The Roses" on No Country For New Nashville
CONTEXT: The mission with this blog is to raise awareness about the independent music scene in Nashville by spotlighting the great bands that are budding around the Music City, and to attract more of the national acts to swing through Nashville.


ARTIST:  Ellie Herring
DATE: April 28, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Ellie Herring - "Jude" on Gorilla vs Bear
CONTEXT: Gorilla vs. Bear was recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the web’s “Best Music Blogs” in the publication’s annual Best of Rock issue. GvsB was also voted “Blog of the Year” in URB Magazine’s annual readers poll, beating out such luminaries as Kanye West and the Huffington Post. In 2009, GvsB was named one of the “25 Best Music Websites” by The Independent UK, alongside famous weblogs eMusic, the Hype Machine, Pitchfork, and Kanye West.


ARTIST: TRACE
DATE: April 27, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere: TRACE - "Low" on Pigeons and Planes 
CONTEXT: Pigeons and Planes is a music discovery site, brought to you by COMPLEX. It is a place where you can keep up with new music across all genres, from mainstream hip-hop to experimental pop, and from all corners of the globe. Simply put: We put you on to good music made by good people, whether they’re pop stars or burgeoning acts building a name performing in local bars.


ARTIST: Vox
DATE: April 22, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Shayrn Goldyn
STORY: Music.Bid feature Vox in Mic Drop
CONTEXT: Mic Drop is a Friday series, highlighting musicians who stood out from the week's noise, offering the boldest social, political and artistic statements. This week, indie R&B artist Vōx discusses how her career has sped from 0 to 100 with a brilliant cover of Kendrick Lamar's "I." 


ARTIST: The Upset Victory
DATE: April 21, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Video Premiere: The Upset Victory - "Don't Give up the Night" on PureVolume
CONTEXT: PureVolume has been widely recognized as a premier social music site and has received praise in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal.


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ARTIST: MONOGEM
DATE: April 20, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Shayrn Goldyn
STORY: ReverbNation CONNECT presents The Watch List artist Monogem via The Fader
CONTEXT: The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the underground to the heart of the mainstream  


ARTIST: Lena Fayre
DATE: April 19, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Shayrn Goldyn
STORY: Video Premiere: Lena Fayre - "Cry" on Falunt Magazine 
CONTEXT: Flaunt is a wholly independent magazine published 10 times a year and distributed in 32 countries. The publication was recently named one of three finalists, chosen out of 2,800 entries, for a prestigious FOLIO Award in the categories of Best Full Issue of a General Interest Magazine and Best Single Article in a Consumer Entertainment Magazine


ARTIST: Sammy Brue
DATE: April 18, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Matthew DuFour
STORY: Sammy Brue is featured in The New Yorker's "The Teenagers Shaping Pop," a list of under-twenty artists shaping the future of music.
CONTEXT: A weekly magazine with a signature mix of reporting on national and international politics and culture, humor and cartoons, fiction and poetry, and cultural reviews and criticism.


ARTIST: Allie & Ivy
DATE: April 17, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere: Allie &Ivy - "Get Hi" on Project U
CONEXT: Music & youth culture, 'news', features, interviews, events and photos, done differently by emerging media talent.


ARTIST:The Pheels
DATE: April 13, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: The Pheels - "The Heartbreaker" on BULLETT Media
CONTEXT: BULLETT Media is a print and interactive “transmedia” company that curates avant-garde fashion, art, film and music for young, international, trend conscious influencers. Its flagship medium, BULLETT Magazine, an art and fashion quarterly, launched in winter 2010 and is currently available in twelve countries.BULLETT Media is a print and interactive “transmedia” company that curates avant-garde fashion, art, film and music for young, international, trend conscious influencers. Its flagship medium, BULLETT Magazine, an art and fashion quarterly, launched in winter 2010 and is currently available in twelve countries


ARTIST: Carlson
DATE: April 11, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Carlson "Purgatory" on Gorilla vs. Bear
CONTEXT: Gorilla vs. Bear was recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the web’s “Best Music Blogs” in the publication’s annual Best of Rock issue. GvsB was also voted “Blog of the Year” in URB Magazine’s annual readers poll, beating out such luminaries as Kanye West and the Huffington Post. In 2009, GvsB was named one of the “25 Best Music Websites” by The Independent UK, alongside famous weblogs eMusic, the Hype Machine, Pitchfork, and Kanye West.


ARTIST: My Gold Mask
DATE: April 11, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Video Premiere: My Gold Mask - "Connect" on The Wild Magazine
CONTEXT: A striking biannual print magazine and daily web features aim to capture vangaurd creatives who push boundaries in fashion, art, and music.

 


ARTIST: Jack berry
DATE: April 11, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Premiere: Jack Berry - "Coal" on No Country For New Nashville
CONTEXT: The mission with this blog is to raise awareness about the independent music scene in Nashville by spotlighting the great bands that are budding around the Music City, and to attract more of the national acts to swing through Nashville. 


ARTIST: Gundelach
DATE: April 7, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel ford
STORY: Premiere: Gundelach- "Fjernsyne" on The 405
CONTEXT:The 405 is a Music & Culture website based in the UK. Since forming in the spring of 2008, The 405 has gone on to become one of the UK's most read independent sites, winning numerous awards along the way.


ARTIST: The Pheels
DATE: April 4, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Video Premiere: "Don't Play Yourself" on Gorilla vs. Bear 
CONTEXT: Gorilla vs. Bear was recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the web’s “Best Music Blogs” in the publication’s annual Best of Rock issue. GvsB was also voted “Blog of the Year” in URB Magazine’s annual readers poll, beating out such luminaries as Kanye West and the Huffington Post. In 2009, GvsB was named one of the “25 Best Music Websites” by The Independent UK, alongside famous weblogs eMusic, the Hype Machine, Pitchfork, and Kanye West.


ARTIST: Kyle Forester
DATE: March 31, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Kyle Forester - "Didn't Try To Run Away" on Brooklyn Vegan 
CONTEXT: Founded in 2004, BrooklynVegan is an independent, NYC-centric, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, streams, and more. Brooklyn Vegan also produce live events and have a radio show on SiriusXM


ARTIST: Gundelach
DATE: March 31, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Video Premiere: Gundelach "Alone In The Night" on Nothing But Hope and Passion
CONTEXT: NBHAP is the music & lifestyle magazine for everyone who wants more from life and who gives a bit more to live.


ARTIST: Little Tybee
DATE: March 29, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY:Premiere: Little Tybee - "More Like Jason" on Noisey
CONEXT: Noisey by Vice has grown into one of the smartest, sharpest, and most dynamic music hubs, partnering with YouTube as a premium content provider, creating a slew of nontraditional shows that embrace VICE's signature offbeat coverage, illustrating the absurdity and poignancy of the modern life. 


ARTIST: Gundelach
DATE: March 23, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Ja Ja Ja club night: Get to know Norwegian producer Gundelach
CONTEXT: Founded in 2007, The Line of Best Fit covers the best in new and alternative sounds.They have been named as Best Digital Publication by Record of the Day in 2012 and Most Influential Music Blog in the UK (and sixth in the world) by Style of Sound two years later.


ARTIST: KaiL Baxley
DATE: March 23, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Video Premiere: KaiL Baxley - "Mirrors of Paradise" (alternate version) on Goldmine Magazine
CONTEXT: Goldmine is the world's largest marketplace for music collectibles and music memorabilia covering all genres, but anchored in the rock and roll era. Each issue features articles with current artists. 
QUOTE: The team over at Connect has been a real game changer.I'm getting exposure and opportunities that I never would have before."  ~KaiL Baxley


ARTIST: TRACE
DATE: March 22, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere: TRACE - "Honey" and Stereogum
CONTEXT: Stereogum is a daily internet publication that focuses on music news, song premieres.


ARTIST: Sample Answer
DATE: March 18, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Sample Answer - "Collision " on Gigwise 
CONTEXT: Since its launch in June 2001, Gigwise has consistently been at the cutting edge of music news, often breaking exclusive stories on music’s biggest acts. Its fresh, uncompromising and often controversial approach and ability to identify breaking acts has won it a loyal core of ever expanding users of over 50,000 visitors a day.


ARTIST: Jaye Bartell
DATE: March 16, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Jaye Bartell - "Laundry Line" on Brooklyn Vegan
CONTEXT: Founded in 2004, BrooklynVegan is an independent, NYC-centric, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, streams, and more. Brooklyn Vegan also produce live events and have a radio show on SiriusXM
QUOTE: "Joel Ford and CONNECT have not only created significant opportunities for my music,but the service functions as a vital resource network for relationship commercial and artistic" - Jaye Bartell


ARTIST: Ron Gallo
DATE: March 11, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: ReverbNation CONNECT's The Watch List Presents: Ron Gallo - "Kill The Medicine Man" on The FADER
CONETXT: The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the underground to the heart of the mainstream


ARTIST: Jesse Ruben
DATE: March 10, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Video Premiere: Jesse Ruben - "This Is Why I Need You" on Billboard
CONTEXT: Billboard.com now attracts well over ten million unique visitors each month in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto digital destination for popular music 


ARTIST: Kylie Odetta
DATE: March 8, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Alexa Carcamo
STORY: Premiere: Kylie Odetta - "High Dreamer" (Free Slice Remix) on Earmilk 
CONTEXT:EARMILK is an online music publication based out of the United States & Canada which has an international appeal with its top cities being major metropolitan areas all over the world.


ARTIST: Jack Berry
DATE: March 9, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Premiere: Jack Berry - "Bad Dog" on CraveOnline
CONTEXT: CraveOnline is the #1 male lifestyle publisher of enthusiastic destinations for influential millenial males.


ARTIST: Max Jury
DATE: March 8, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Video Premiere: Max Jury - "Numb" on NPR 
CONTEXT: NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of non-commercial news, talk, and entertainment.
 


ARTIST: Lena Fayre
DATE: March 4, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Grand Prize Winner - The John Lennon Songwriting Contest Session II for the "World Music" Category
CONTEXT: The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories.

 


ARTIST: Ogden Payne
DATE: March 2, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Ogden Payne - "All Night" on Mass Appeal 
CONTEXT: With a foundation in creative instigation, Mass Appeal magazine was spawned from the tattooed walls and ink stained subways of a now bygone era. Founded by Patrick Elasik (1979-2005) and Adrian Moeller in 1996, what began as a graffiti zine evolved into much more, a publication truly by and for opinion leaders.

 


ARTIST: CFCF
DATE: February 29, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Feature: CFCF on Resident Advisor
CONTEXT: Established in 2001, Resident Advisor (RA) is an online music magazine and community platform that's dedicated to showcasing electronic music, artists and events across the globe.


ARTIST: Phebe Starr
DATE: February 29, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere: Phebe Starr "Feel My Love" via Paste Magazine
CONTEXT: Paste Magazine is a leading online arts and lifestyle brands, covering music, movies, TV, games, comedy, books, design, tech, food, drink, travel, style, comics and soccer. Led by founding editor-in-chief Josh Jackson since 2002, the site has grown to more than 5 million unique monthly visitors.


ARTIST: Max Jury
DATE: February 29, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Feature: Meet Max Jury on The 405
CONTEXT: The 405 is a Music & Culture website based in the UK. Since forming in the spring of 2008, The 405 has gone on to become one of the UK's most read independent sites, winning numerous awards along the way.


ARTIST: The Honest Heart Collective
DATE: February 26, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Premiere: The Honest Heart Collective - Cash EP on PureVolume 
CONTEXT: PureVolume has been widely recognized as a premier social music site and has received praise in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal.


ARTIST: Smooth Hound Smith
DATE: February 24, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Video Premiere: Smooth Hound Smith - "Stopgap Woman Blues" on Milk Crater
CONTEXT: Milk Crater is a music blog with a charitable twist. When anyone listens to a song, or watches a music video on Milk Crater, we make a donation to Direct Relief International - on of the leading medical relief charities in the world.


ARTIST: Cinema
DATE: February 24, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Alexa Carcamo
STORY: Video Premiere: Cinema - "Move On" on EARMILK
CONTEXT: EARMILK is an online music publication based out of the United States & Canada which has an international appeal with its top cities being major metropolitan areas all over the world. 
 


ARTIST: We Are Temporary
DATE: February 24, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Alexa Carcamo
STORY: We Are Temporary's remix of Kesha's "Die Young" featured on PAPER Magazine and Refinery 29
CONTEXT: PAPER Magazine, founded in 1984, is obsessed with all things fashion and pop culture, as well as the subcultures and lifestyles that surround them


ARTIST: King Kla$$
DATE: February 22, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY:Premiere: King Kla$$ - "Rackson" on THUMP
CONTEXT: THUMP chronicles every aspect of global dance music culture: the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes from the world's best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.


ARTIST: Jaye Bartell
DATE: February 22, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: "Tuesday" on FLOOD Magazine
CONTEXT: FLOOD is a new, influential voice that spans the diverse cultural landscape of music, film, television, art, travel, and everything in between. In collaboration with top entertainers and creative thinkers, FLOOD pushes the conversation forward while continuing to champion what inspires us
QUOTE: "Joel Ford and CONNECT have not only created significant opportunities for my music,but the service functions as a vital resource network for relationship commercial and artistic" - Jaye Bartell


ARTIST: Monogem
DATE: February 19, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Video Premiere: Monogem - "Gone" on LADYGUNN
CONTEXT: LADYGUNN magazine is a print + online publication with headquarters in New York, Los Angeles, and Stockholm. We are an independent publication with emphasis on music, people and fashion


ARTIST: Ron Gallo
DATE: February 18, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Ron Gallo - "Put the Kids to Bed" via Under The Radar
CONTEXT: Under the Radar is an indie music magazine that prints five issues a year, is distributed across North America and internationally, and bills itself as “The solution to music pollution.” The independent magazine was founded in 2001 by publishers (and now husband and wife) Mark Redfern (a writer) and Wendy Lynch Redfern (a photographer) and is known for in-depth and characterized interviews with bands large and small, as well as their accompanying unique and stylistic photo-shoots.


ARTIST: CFCF
DATE: February 17, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Stream Grammy-nominated CFCF's new album on Redbull
CONTEXT: Redbull Music publishes the latest in music news, videos, photos, blogs and live action from Red Bull and beyond
QUOTE:"It’s been great working with Joel at CONNECT. He’s been incredibly helpful with everything from distribution to PR to social media campaigns, offering creative insight and helping to push along my releases and get them to as wide an audience possible."- Mike Silver of CFCF


ARTIST: Silverbird
DATE: February 16, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Video Premiere: Silverbird - "Smile" on My Old Kentucky Blog
CONTEXT:My Old Kentucky blog brings you the latest in music, arts, and culture. You can catch them every Tuesday on SIRIUS XMU Satellite Radio


ARTIST: Sammy Brue
DATE: February 15, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Sammy Brue to play Music on the Mesa Festival 
CONTEXT: Music on the Mesa is an annual music festival that takes place in Taos, New Mexico June 3-5


ARTIST: Max Jury
DATE: February 12, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere: Max Jury - "Numb" on The Line of The Best Fit
CONTEXT: Founded in 2007, The Line of Best Fit covers the best in new and alternative sounds.They have been named as Best Digital Publication by Record of the Day in 2012 and Most Influential Music Blog in the UK (and sixth in the world) by Style of Sound two years later.


ARTIST: CFCF
DATE: February 10, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: The New York Times feature Grammy-nominee artist CFCF
CONTEXT: The New York Times is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company. It has won 117 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization. It publishes two national and 16 regional newspapers; owns eight network- affiliated television stations, two New York radio stations and over 40 websites. USA.
QUOTE:"It’s been great working with Joel at CONNECT. He’s been incredibly helpful with everything from distribution to PR to social media campaigns, offering creative insight and helping to push along my releases and get them to as wide an audience possible."- Mike Silver of CFCF


ARTIST: Silverbird
DATE: February 9, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: The Deli feature Silverbird in "NYC Bands on The Rise"
CONTEXT: The Deli Magazine is a daily updated website covering 12 North American music scenes (thus far: NYC, LA, Seattle, Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Austin, Philly, DC Area, Toronto and New England) through 12 dedicated, separate blogs. We also have a quarterly publication exclusively focused on the NYC independent music scenes - and a yearly magazine focused on the SXSW music festival in Austin.
QUOTE: QUOTE:"Special thanks to Joel and the Connect team for knowing how to get it done and being a guiding light in the dark world of the music biz. As this relationship continues to grow we could not be more appreciative of the opportunities and doors that are being opened with their help. Much love Connect!!!" - Silverbird


ARTIST: Cinema
DATE: February 9, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Alexa Carcamo
STORY: Interview: Cinema on Wonderland Magazine 
CONTEXT: Wonderland is an international, independently published magazine offering a unique perspective on the best new and established talent across all popular culture: fashion, film, music and art


ARTIST: Kyle Forester
DATE: February 9, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Kyle Forester - "Won't Go Crazy" on Stereogum 
CONTEXT: Stereogum is a daily internet publication that focuses on music news, song premieres.


ARTIST: Ron Gallo
DATE: February 4, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: The Deli features Ron Gallo's single "Young Lady, You're Scaring Me"
CONTEXT: The Deli Magazine is a daily updated website covering 12 North American music scenes (thus far: NYC, LA, Seattle, Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Austin, Philly, DC Area, Toronto and New England) through 12 dedicated, separate blogs. We also have a quarterly publication exclusively focused on the NYC independent music scenes - and a yearly magazine focused on the SXSW music festival in Austin.


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ARTIST: We Are Temporary
DATE: February 4, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Alexa Carcamo
STORY: Premiere: We Are Temporary - "Who's Going To Love Me Now" on Yahoo Music
CONTEXT: Yahoo Music, owned by Yahoo!, is the provider of a variety of music services, including Internet radio, music videos, news, artist information, and original programming. Previously, users with Yahoo! accounts can gain access to hundreds of thousands of songs sorted by artist, album, song and genre. 


ARTIST: Smooth Hound Smith
DATE: February 3, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Artist of The Year: Smooth Hound Smith by The Deli
CONTEXT: The Deli Magazine is a daily updated website covering 12 North American music scenes (thus far: NYC, LA, Seattle, Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Austin, Philly, DC Area, Toronto and New England) through 12 dedicated, separate blogs. We also have a quarterly publication exclusively focused on the NYC independent music scenes - and a yearly magazine focused on the SXSW music festival in Austin.


ARTIST: Cinema
DATE: Febuary 1, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Alexa Carcamo
STORY:Premiere: Cinema - "Move On" on TMROW Magazine
CONTEXT: TMRW is a lifestyle magazine brand with content platforms across print, digital, social media and YouTube channel; TMRW TV.


ARTIST: Thaddeus Anna Greene
DATE: January 29, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY:Artist Spotlight: Thaddeus Anna Greene on Brite Winter
CONTEXT:Brite Winter Festival - A Wintertime artist showcase and community celebration of fire, arts, music, games, and snow in Cleveland, OH.
 


ARTIST: Matt Kivel
DATE: January 27, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Stream 'Janus' by Matt Kivel on SPIN Magazine
CONTEXT: With owe 350 million views per month, SPIN has become one of the most influential magazines
QUOTE: "Connect has been excellent for me. I've been doing lots of music stuff over the course of many years and have never felt so supported and cared for in all of my life. The music industry is a dark and dismal place, but with Connect by my side, lighting the way like some type of deep sea fish with the little light bulby thing on its head, I'm only half as scared as I used to be. I can't think of a better group of people with better hair." -Matt Kivel


ARTIST: Database
DATE: January 28, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Exclusive Premiere: Database - 'Another Love' EP on THUMP Brasil
CONTEXT: THUMP chronicles every aspect of global dance music culture: the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes from the world's best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.


ARTIST: Latasha Lee
DATE: January 26, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Alexa Carcamo
STORY: Video Premiere: Latasha Lee - "I Regret It" on AFROPUNK
CONTEXT: AFROPUNK is a web magazine dedicated to celebrating alternative culture and activism, reaching millions across social networks, and spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief Lou Constant-Desportes. Its ever-growing readership is key to the global growth of the online community.


ARTIST: Kylie Odetta
DATE: January 26, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere: Kylie Odetta - "High Dreamers" on The Music Ninja
CONTEXT: The Music Ninja is a multi-genre music discovery site based out of the deep, dark and melodic shadows of the internet


ARTIST: Ron Gallo
DATE: January 26, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Video Premiere: Ron Gallo - "Young Lady, You're Scaring Me" on Brooklyn Vegan
CONTEXT: Founded in 2004, BrooklynVegan is an independent, NYC-centric, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, streams, and more. Brooklyn Vegan also produce live events and have a radio show on SiriusXM


ARTIST: Amerikan Bear
DATE: January 26, 2016
CONNNECT MANAGER:Matt DuFour
STORY: Amerikan Bear perform "Emptiness Timing" for Sofar Sounds
CONTEXT:Sofar Sounds is a musical movement, hosting intimate concerts in living rooms around the world


ARTIST: Gundelach
DATE: January 25, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Gundelach signs with United Talent Agency
CONTEXT: United Talent Agency is a premier global talent and literary agency representing many of the world's most acclaimed figures in every new and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, theatre, video games, books, fine art and live entertainment.


ARTIST: CultureCulture
DATE: January 21, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere: CultureCulture - "RGB" on Immersive Atlanta
CONTEXT:Atlanta Immersive are a news/media website covering the latest in arts and music.


ARTIST: Monogem
DATE: January 20, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere: Monogem - "Gone" (INSTRUM Remix) on Earmilk
CONEXT: Earmilk is a music blog based out of the United States & Canada which has an international appeal with its top cities being major metropolitan areas all over the world; topping that list – New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Chicago, Calgary, Paris, Vancouver and San Francisco.
 


ARTIST: The Bergamot
DATE': January 20, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: The Bergamot "Tones" on Baeble Music
CONTEXT: Baeblemusic brings you a curated video and editorial look at the most interesting new and established music act of today. From exclusive sessions and concerts to insightful and humorous editorial we keep you in the loop on today's music scene.


ARTIST:Magic Giant
DATE: January 20, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Video Premiere: "Set On Fire" on Fuse TV
CONTEXT:Fuse is a music focused media company as diverse and innovative artists we feature, bringing content inspired by today's music and culture. Fuse t.v is the digital extension of their on-air brand, delivering content covering today's most popular musicians and the latest in news and cultuve. 


ARTIST: Lena Fayre
DATE: January 19, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Shayrn Goldyn
STORY: ReverbNation CONNECT secures month-long residency for Lena Fayre at LA's Bootleg Theater
CONTEXT: Bootleg Theater is a year-round inclusive art space for original, boundary-defying live theater, music, and dance performance. Bootleg supports and collaborates with the best of established and emerging music acts to create daring multi-disciplinary live experiences that are striking, contemporary, and non-traditional.  


ARTIST: EVVY
Date: January 15, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: EVVY- Tidal Wave (Sound Remedy Remix) on Run The Trap
CONTEXT: Run The Trap was created in July 2012 to bring underground trap music and other related genres to the forefront and highlight the forward thinking sounds being produced across the globe. 


ARTIST: My Gold Mask
DATE: January 14 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: My Gold Mask "Dissipate" via Paste Magazine
CONTEXT: Paste Magazine is a leading online arts and lifestyle brand, covering music, movies, TV, games, comedy, books, design, tech, food, drink, travel, style, comics and soccer. Led by founding editor-in-chief Josh Jackson since 2002, the site has grown to more than 5 million unique monthly visitors


ARTIST: Thaddeus Anna Greene
DATE: January 13, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY:Video Premiere: Thaddeus Anna Greene "Heart Out" via My Old Kentucky Blog
CONTEXT: My Old Kentucky blog brings you the latest in music, arts, and culture. You can catch them every Tuesday on SIRIUS XMU Satellite Radio  
 


ARTIST:CFCF
DATE: January 13, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: CFCF "Sate Padang" on The Fader
CONTEXT:The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the underground to the heart of the mainstream
QUOTE:"It’s been great working with Joel at CONNECT. He’s been incredibly helpful with everything from distribution to PR to social media campaigns, offering creative insight and helping to push along my releases and get them to as wide an audience possible."- Mike Silver of CFCF


ARTIST: My Gold Mask
DATE: January 12. 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: SXSW Official Presents: My Gold Mask 
CONTEXT: SXSW Conferences and Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discover.


ARTIST: Sammy Brue
DATE: January 12, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: The Studio Lounge presents Sammy Brue at Sundance Film Festival
CONTEXT:Studio Lounge Utah is the largest lounge that runs JAN 22-26 during the Sundance Film Festival held at the new Park City Film Studio's Sound Stage.
QUOTE:"CONNECT have been like a family to me since our first meeting back in December of 2014. They have been there for every step and look out for my best interest. Thanks to CONNECT I got to play Summerfest and I will be playing CMJ in New York for my first time"- Sammy Brue


ARTIST: Empathy Test
DATE: January 11, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Tradiio Exclusive: Interview with Empathy Test via Indietronica
CONTEXT: Indietronica is a music blog website dedicated to providing news and sounds from the music genre indietronica, which combines elements of indie, electro, electronica, rock and pop


ARTIST: Sample Answer
DATE: January 10, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: The Irish Times include Sample Answer in "People to watch in 2016"
CONTEXT:irishtimes.com is the online edition of The Irish Times and is the definitive brand of quality news aimed at Irish internet users and the Irish interest market


ARTIST: Jack Berry
DATE: January 7, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY:Consequence of Sound shares Jack Berry's latest single "The Bull"
CONTEXT:Since its inception in 2007, the Chicago-based online publication has accrued a monthly readership of nine million-plus for its reliability, precision, and character with regards to music and film.


ARTIST:Matt Kivel
DATE: January 5, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Matt Kivel "Janus" on Interview Magazine
CONTEXT: Interview Magazine starts conversations between some of the most creative minds from the worlds of fashion, art & entertainment
QUOTE:"Connect has been excellent for me. I've been doing lots of music stuff over the course of many years and have never felt so supported and cared for in all of my life. The music industry is a dark and dismal place, but with Connect by my side, lighting the way like some type of deep sea fish with the little light bulby thing on its head, I'm only half as scared as I used to be. I can't think of a better group of people with better hair." -Matt Kivel


ARTIST: Smooth Hound Smith
DATE: January 5, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Premiere: Smooth Hound Sound "Forever Cold" on The Bluegrass Situation
CONTEXT: The Bluegrass Situation's mission is to showcase the very best American musicians, makers, chefs and creators through excellent Q&As, features, columns and original videos


ARTIST: Thaddeus Anna Greene
DATE: January 4, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Thaddeus Anna Greene's single "Heart Out" gets featured on iTunes "Hot Tracks" 
CONTEXT:'Hot Tracks' is a weekly music chart if some of the hottest tracks curated by iTunes


ARTIST: Lena Fayre
DATE: January 4, 2016
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: NYLON Magazine interview Lena Fayre
CONTEXT: NYLON is a multi-media platform that covers art, pop culture, music, design, and travel                 


ARTIST: Ellie Herring
DATE: December 29, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY:Premiere: DUCKY x Ellie Herring "Be Honest" on Gorilla vs.Bear
CONTEXT: Gorilla vs. Bear was recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the web’s “Best Music Blogs” in the publication’s annual Best of Rock issue. GvsB was also voted “Blog of the Year” in URB Magazine’s annual readers poll, beating out such luminaries as Kanye West and the Huffington Post. In 2009, GvsB was named one of the “25 Best Music Websites” by The Independent UK, alongside famous weblogs eMusic, the Hype Machine, Pitchfork, and Kanye West.
 


ARTIST: Barbarian
DATE: December 29, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER:Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Barbarian get featured in Impose's "Year In Pop:2015"
CONTEXT:Impose is an independent media outlet based in Brooklyn, with a widely-respected read on America’s independent music and cultural landscape. Originally founded in 2002 as a print magazine, it has grown to include a daily-updated website, a video website, a globally-distributed record label, and national events of all sizes.   


ARTIST: Low Volts
DATE: Decemeber 24, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Low Volts gives NBC's SoundDiego a tour recap
CONTEXT: SoundDiego is managed by music fans for music fans. SoundDiego provides an insider's perspective to San Diego's vibrant music scene through the eyes and ears of bloggers and prominent voices.  Spanning the virtual and real worlds, SoundDiego throws a monthly hit-&-run party showcasing local deejays & bleeding-edge bands with San Diego ties.SoundDiego TV airs weekly after Saturday Night Live

 

 


ARTIST: CFCF
DATE: December 22, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Apple Music name 'The Colours of Life' by CFCF Best Experimental Album of 2015
CONTEXT: Apple Music combines subscription-based music streaming with global radio-like programming and a social feature that connects artists to fans
QUOTE:
"It’s been great working with Joel at CONNECT. He’s been incredibly helpful with everything from distribution to PR to social media campaigns, offering creative insight and helping to push along my releases and get them to as wide an audience possible."- Mike Silver of CFCF


ARTIST: Ellie Herring
DATE: December 22,2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Ellie Herring releases "Take Me Back" on Pigeons and Planes' first original compilation 'I Like It,What Is It?'
CONTEXT: Pigeons and Planes is a music discovery site, brought to you by COMPLEX. It is a place where you can keep up with new music across all genres, from mainstream hip-hop to experimental pop, and from all corners of the globe. Simply put: We put you on to good music made by good people, whether they’re pop stars or burgeoning acts building a name performing in local bars.


ARTIST: Daphne Willis
DATE: December 21,2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Daphne Willis gets featured on American Songwriter's "Daily Discovery"
CONTEXT: American Songwriter explores all genres of music -from country to hip-hop, folk to classical, rock to pop, blues to electronica and soul to r&b. Over the years, issues have featured Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Neil Young,  Garth Brooks, Clint Black, John Denver, Smokey Robinson, Wilco, Willie Nelson.


ARTIST: Gavin Turek
DATE: December 21, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Gavin's video for "Grace" gets over 300k views on THUMP
CONTEXT:THUMP chronicles every aspect of global dance music culture: the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes from the world's best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.
QUOTE:"The entire CONNECT team have been huge supporters for me since day one. One of the biggest highlights is that I was able to play with some of my favorite artists Chromeo and Mystery Skulls for the Flood Magazine Coachella Kick Off Party in front of an entirely new audience. I was able to gain new fans and play in front of tastemakers, like the editors of Billboard. I also am very excited to bring my band to Chicago and play the After Dark series at the Art Institute that CONNECT facilitated. It’s such an amazing evening in one of the most iconic museums in the country and I can’t wait to perform there."- Gavin Turek


ARTIST:Jesse Ruben
DATE:December 19, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Interview: Jesse Ruben via Pancakes and Whiskey  
CONTEXT:Jonathan Miller founded Pancakes and Whiskey in 2013. They cover live music, throw concerts, create original video content, and talk about whiskey.


ARTIST: Lorine Chia
DATE: December 14,2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Lorine Chia shares her new EP 'ONO.MATO.POEIC' on The FADER 
CONTEXT:The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the underground to the heart of the mainstream


ARTIST: Camel Power Club
DATE: December 11, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Video Premiere: Camel Power Club "Drift" via Exclaim!
CONTEXT:  Exclaim! (www.exclaim.ca) is Canada’s leading source for new music across the sonic spectrum, with an emphasis on Canadian talent and emerging artists. Established in 1991, Exclaim! is a national print magazine (100,000 copies in over 3,200 Canadian locations), a cutting edge web presence (exclaim.ca reaches over 300,000 unique visitors a month).


ARTIST: Thaddeus Anna Greene
DATE: Decembner 11, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: The FADER premieres Thaddeus Anna Greene's single "Heart Out" as part of ReverbNation CONNECT's single series, "The Watch List" 
CONTEXT:The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the underground to the heart of the mainstream


ARTIST: Hidden Hospitals
DATE: December 10,2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Guitar World announce Hidden Hospitals'Dave Raymond get endorsed by Jericho Guitars
CONTEXT: Guitar World is one of the leading guitar magazines in the world. Every issue of Guitar World magazine offers broad-ranging interviews that cover technique, instruments and lifestyles.
QUOTE: “Daren has the extremely rare ability to think about things in 360 degrees. He composes himself before speaking, follows the trajectory of an idea through all touch points from present to future. He focuses on solutions instead of getting hung up on roadblocks and excuses. He has been an invaluable partner in the short time that we’ve worked together on Hidden Hospitals and I’m proud to call him a friend.” -Dave Raymond


ARTIST: Jesse Ruben
DATE: December 7, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn golyn
STORY: Premiere: Jesse Ruben "This Is Why I Need Yo" via The Music Ninja
CONTEXT:The Music Ninja is a multi-genre music discovery site based out of the deep, dark and melodic shadows of the internet


ARTIST: The Grizzled Mighty
DATE: December 8, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Do206 includes The Grizzled Might's 'Closed Knuckled Jaw' in their picks for "15 Best Albums of 2015
CONTEXT:From concerts & happy hours to film & special events, Do206 is the place to find out what's happening in Seattle.


ARTIST: Ellie Herring
DATE: DECEMBER 8, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: "Why'd You" by Ellie Herring gets "Best Songs of 2015" by Gorilla vs Bear 
CONTEXT: Gorilla vs. Bear was recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the web’s “Best Music Blogs” in the publication’s annual Best of Rock issue. GvsB was also voted “Blog of the Year” in URB Magazine’s annual readers poll, beating out such luminaries as Kanye West and the Huffington Post. In 2009, GvsB was named one of the “25 Best Music Websites” by The Independent UK, alongside famous weblogs eMusic, the Hype Machine, Pitchfork, and Kanye West.


ARTIST:CFCF
DATE: December 7, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY:The 59th Grammy Awards announces CFCF as a nominee for "Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical,"
CONTEXT: The recording industry's most prestigious award, the GRAMMY, is presented annually by The Recording Academy.
QUOTE: "It’s been great working with Joel at CONNECT. He’s been incredibly helpful with everything from distribution to PR to social media campaigns, offering creative insight and helping to push along my releases and get them to as wide an audience possible."


ARTIST: Sammy Brue
DATE: December 4, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Sammy Brue's single "Once A Lover" featured in iTunes 'Hot Tracks'
CONTEXT:'Hot Tracks' is a weekly music chart if some of the hottest tracks curated by iTunes
QUOTE:"CONNECT have been like a family to me since our first meeting back in December of 2014. They have been there for every step and look out for my best interest. Thanks to CONNECT I got to play Summerfest and I will be playingCMJ in New York for my first time"- Sammy Brue


ARTIST: Gavin Turek
DATE: December 3, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY:"Don't Fight It" by Gavin Turek gets included in SPIN's "The 101 Best Songs of 2015"
CONTEXT: With owe 350 million views per month, SPIN has become one of the most influential magazines.
QUOTE: "The entire CONNECT team have been huge supporters for me since day one. One of the biggest highlights is that I was able to play with some of my favorite artists Chromeo and Mystery Skulls for the Flood Magazine Coachella Kick Off Party in front of an entirely new audience. I was able to gain new fans and play in front of tastemakers, like the editors of Billboard. I also am very excited to bring my band to Chicago and play the After Dark series at the Art Institute that CONNECT facilitated. It’s such an amazing evening in one of the most iconic museums in the country and I can’t wait to perform there."- Gavin Turek


ARTIST: Bailiff
DATE: December 3, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Bailiff premiere "Enemy Lines" on PureVolume
CONTEXT:PureVolume is a website for the discovery and promotion of new music and emerging artists. PureVolume has been widely recognized as a premier social music site and has received praise in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal.


ARTIST: Napolian
DATE: December 1, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Gorilla vs Bear include Napoleon & Airbird's 'Mr. Foolish' in their list of "Best Albums of 2015
CONTEXT: Gorilla vs. Bear was recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the web’s “Best Music Blogs” in the publication’s annual Best of Rock issue. GvsB was also voted “Blog of the Year” in URB Magazine’s annual readers poll, beating out such luminaries as Kanye West and the Huffington Post. In 2009, GvsB was named one of the “25 Best Music Websites” by The Independent UK, alongside famous weblogs eMusic, the Hype Machine, Pitchfork, and Kanye West.


ARTIST: Matt Kivel
DATE: December 1, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Matt Kivel premieres "Jamie's" on Stereogum
CONTEXT:Stereogum is a daily internet publication that focuses on music news, song premieres.
QUOTE:"Connect has been excellent for me. I've been doing lots of music stuff over the course of many years and have never felt so supported and cared for in all of my life. The music industry is a dark and dismal place, but with Connect by my side, lighting the way like some type of deep sea fish with the little light bulby thing on its head, I'm only half as scared as I used to be. I can't think of a better group of people with better hair." -Matt Kivel


ARTIST: Low Volts
DATE: November 25. 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Low Volts gets picked to open up for The Brian Setzer Orchestra via Music Connection
CONTEXT: Founded in 1977, Music Connection is chock-full of inside information, expert advice and exclusive directories that can help anyone connect with industry professionals. 


ARTIST:CultureCulture
DATE: November 24,2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Premiere "Ashton Kutcher, Come Back: on Immersive Atlanta
CONTEXT: Atlanta Immersive are a news/media website covering the latest in arts and music.


ARTIST:Sample Answer
DATE:November 20, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Sample Answer gets included in Pigeons and Planes "20 Artists About To Blow,According To Their Social Media Stats"
CONTEXT: Pigeons and Planes is a music discovery site, brought to you by COMPLEX. It is a place where you can keep up with new music across all genres, from mainstream hip-hop to experimental pop, and from all corners of the globe. Simply put: We put you on to good music made by good people, whether they’re pop stars or burgeoning acts building a name performing in local bars.


ARTIST:My Gold Mask
Date:November 20, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER:Joel Ford
STORY: PREMIERE: My Gold Mask "Connect" on BULLET Media
CONTEXT:BULLETT Media is a print and interactive “transmedia” company that curates avant-garde fashion, art, film and music for young, international, trend conscious influencers. Its flagship medium, BULLETT Magazine, an art and fashion quarterly, launched in winter 2010 and is currently available in twelve countries.


ARTIST:Sammy Brue
DATE:November 20,2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: The FADER premieres Sammy Brue's single "Once A Lover" as part of ReverbNation CONNECT's single series, "The Watch List"
CONTEXT:The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the underground to the heart of the mainstream
QUOTE:"CONNECT have been like a family to me since our first meeting back in December of 2014. They have been there for every step and look out for my best interest. Thanks to CONNECT I got to play Summerfest and I will be playingCMJ in New York for my first time"- Sammy Brue


ARTIST:Vienna
DATE: November 20,2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Matthew DuFour
STORY: Vienna's single "What Are You Waiting For" get featured on iTunes 'Hot Tracks'
CONTEXT: 'Hot Tracks' is a weekly music chart if some of the hottest tracks curated by iTunes
QUOTE:"CONNECT really has a way of bringing together artists and strengthening individual abilities to provide amazing opportunities to share what artists have to offer" Vienna Dohler


ARTIST: Camel Power Club
DATE: November 20, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY:Camel Power Club premiere "Drift" on Indie Shuffle
CONTEXT:Indie Shuffle is a well known publication with team of international writers to bring you the best music,
including indie rock, hip hop, electronic, and everything in between.
 


ARTIST: The Electric Sons
DATE: November 13, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: The Electric Sons premiere their new EP 'Golden Age' on PureVolume
CONTEXT: PureVolume is a website for the discovery and promotion of new music and emerging artists. PureVolume has been widely recognized as a premier social music site and has received praise in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal
QUOTE: "It's been amazing working with our Connect rep Sharyn and the rest of the team. They've helped us book shows, put us in touch with agents and management, gotten us great PR through Tell All Your Friends and most importantly, brought our music out to fans." -Electric Sons


ARTIST: KaiL Baxley
DATE: November 12, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Exclusive Interview with KaiL Baxley on Making A Scene                                                   CONTEXT: Making A Scene bring you the latest information on the Music Business from the people who are making it happen.
QUOTE: The team over at Connect has been a real game changer.I'm getting exposure and opportunities that I never would have before."  ~KaiL Baxley


ARTIST: Lauren Flax
DATE: November 9, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere "What Are You Waiting For" (Lauren Flax Remix) via Black Book Mag                              CONTEXT: BlackBook is the insider’s guide to where style and substance intersect in popular culture today.
QUOTE: "I'm big on collaborations so it's great to be a part of CONNECT to introduce me to singers that I may not have found otherwise!" -Lauren Flax


ARTIST: Ogden Payne
DATE: November 6, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Ogden Payne becomes an official contributor to Forbes Magazine in the series "For The Artists, By The Artists: A New Perspective On The Music Business"                                                           CONTEXT:Forbes.com, home page for the world's business leaders and the No. 1 business news source in the world, is among the most trusted resources for senior business executives, providing them the real-time reporting, uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, relevant tools and community they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning.


ARTIST:Wolf Colony
DATE: November 5, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Stream Wolf Colony's EP 'Oceans' on PopMatters
CONTEXT:PopMatters is an international magazine of cultural criticism and analysis. They currently have over 1.4 millionunique readers per month, and counting. Among those readers, Entertainment Weekly has listed PopMatters as one of its favorite popular culture websites.
QUOTE: "The CONNECT team has been an amazing resource. They've provided Wolf Colony with guidance and granted him opportunities that have helped him gain exposure and develop as an artist. Not to mention, the team is super friendly and passionate about the artists they work with." -Wolf Colony


ARTIST: Ellie Herring
DATE: November 05, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: PREMIERE: Ellie Herring "Why'd You" via Pigeons and Planes                                                   CONTEXT: Pigeons and Planes is a music discovery site, brought to you by COMPLEX. It is a place where you can keep up with new music across all genres, from mainstream hip-hop to experimental pop, and from all corners of the globe. Simply put: We put you on to good music made by good people, whether they’re pop stars or burgeoning acts building a name performing in local bars.


ARTIST: Secret Weapons
DATE: October 30, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Secret Weapons get included in Billboard's 'Tomorrow's Hits' series
CONTEXT: Launched in 1995 as Billboard Online, Billboard.com now attracts well over ten million unique visitors each month in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto digital destination for popular music.


ARTIST: HUDSON
DATE: October 30, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: HUDSON premiere video to "Cast Out" on Yahoo Music                                                         CONTEXT:Yahoo Music, owned by Yahoo!, is the provider of a variety of music services, including Internet radio, music videos, news, artist information, and original programming. Previously, users with Yahoo! accounts can gain access to hundreds of thousands of songs sorted by artist, album, song and genre.


ARTIST: Bedowyn
DATE: October 28, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Bedowyn premier "Halfhand" via PureVolume                                                               CONTEXT: PureVolume is a website for the discovery and promotion of new music and emerging artists. PureVolume has been widely recognized as a premier social music site and has received praise in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal.
QUOTE: “ReverbNation CONNECT, and our rep Daren, have been invaluable in helping launch our new album. Getting that exposure beyond the normal metal outlets is critical for us. We can't wait to see what's next!"


ARTIST: The Electric Sons
DATE: October 27, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: The Electric Sons premiere "Tell Me What To Say" on Huffington Post
CONTEXT:The Huffington Post is an American online news aggregator and blog, that has both localised and international. The destination for news, blogs and original content offering coverage of US politics, entertainment, style, world news, technology and comedy                                                       QUOTE: "It's been amazing working with our Connect rep Sharyn and the rest of the team. They've helped us book shows, put us in touch with agents and management, gotten us great PR through Tell All Your Friends and most importantly, brought our music out to fans." -Electric Sons


ARTIST: Matt Kivel
DATE: October 27, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Matt Kivel premieres "Janus" on Stereogum
CONTEXT:Stereogum is a daily Internet publication that focuses on music news, song premieres.                    QUOTE: "Connect has been excellent for me. I've been doing lots of music stuff over the course of many years and have never felt so supported and cared for in all of my life. The music industry is a dark and dismal place, but with Connect by my side, lighting the way like some type of deep sea fish with the little light bulby thing on its head, I'm only half as scared as I used to be. I can't think of a better group of people with better hair." -Matt Kivel


ARTIST: Napolian
DATE: October 26, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Airbird and Napoleon premiere "Go To The Sun" on self-titled
CONTEXT:self-titiled magazine thrives on answering the questions others don’t ask—on being irreverent, yes, but also presenting a product that’s as professional looking as any major print magazine.


ARTIST: Solvey
DATE: October 23, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY:Premiere: Solvey "Wave" music video on Brooklyn Vegan                                                   CONTEXT: Founded in 2004, BrooklynVegan is an independent, NYC-centric, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, streams, and more. Brooklyn Vegan also produce live events and have a radio show on SiriusXM                                                                   QUOTE: "I feel like the juiciest cherry picked from the tree.CONNECT picked me and so it goes.The relationship works for me because I can't stand the small talk etc that happens around releasing music - I gotta skip that and luckily for me, my first impression with CONNECT was through Joel Ford and he's not one of those people that say "I'm for the music" type people, he just is.  It's a time to do what-I-want-when-I-want and these people get that about me, so we're good." -Jessica Zambri of Solvey


ARTIST: Golden Age
DATE: October 23, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Matt DuFour
STORY Golden Age premiered video to "High Noon" on Huffington Post
CONTEXT:The Huffington Post is an American online news aggregator and blog, that has both localised and international. The destination for news, blogs and original content offering coverage of US politics, entertainment, style, world news, technology and comedy                                                       QUOTE: "CONNECT has been an incredible support system to us. Like family members without the bias. We're so grateful to be part of a community that genuinely cares about their artists. CONNECT is a rare gem in this chaotic industry." - Golden Age


ARTIST: Sammy Brue
DATE: October 22, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Matt DuFour
STORY Sammy Brue performs "Once a Lover" for American Songwriter
CONTEXT: American Songwriter explores all genres of music -from country to hip-hop, folk to classical, rock to pop, blues to electronica and soul to r&b. Over the years, issues have featured Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Neil Young,  Garth Brooks, Clint Black, John Denver, Smokey Robinson, Wilco, Willie Nelson.                                 QUOTE:"CONNECT have been like a family to me since our first meeting back in December of 2014. They have been there for every step and look out for my best interest. Thanks to CONNECT I got to play Summerfest and I will be playingCMJ in New York for my first time"- Sammy Brue


ARTIST: Sample Answer
DATE: October 22, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Sample Answer premieres video to "Textile Baby" on CLASH
CONTEXT: ClashMusic.com is a definitive online guide to leading music and music trends – covering the best of breaking to established artists alongside news, reviews, features, photo galleries and video exclusives.


ARTIST: Vienna Dohler
DATE: October 16, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: ReverbNation Pushes Further Into Artist Development With Monthly Singles Series,Featuring CONNECT artist Vienna Dohler via Billboard Magazine
CONTEXT: Launched in 1995 as Billboard Online, Billboard.com now attracts well over ten million unique visitors each month in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto digital destination for popular music.                                                                                                         QUOTE: "CONNECT really has a way of bringing together artists and strengthening individual abilities to provide amazing opportunities to share what artists have to offer" Vienna Dohler


ARTIST: Vienna Dohler
DATE: October 15, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: The Fader premiers first single "What Are You Waiting For" as part of ReverbNation CONNECT's new single series, "The Watch List"
CONTEXT:The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the underground to the heart of the mainstream                                                                      QUOTE: "CONNECT really has a way of bringing together artists and strengthening individual abilities to provide amazing opportunities to share what artists have to offer" Vienna Dohler


ARTIST: Monogem
DATE: October 12, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Monogem premieres "Gone" on NYLON Magazine 
CONTEXT: Nylon is an American multi-platform media company and magazine that focus on pop culture and fashion. Its coverage includes art, beauty, music, design, celebrities, technology and travel.                                   QUOTE:"Shout out to Sharyn for booking me a show at School Night! CONNECT has been nothing but wonderful!"-Monogem


ARTIST: KaiL Baxley
DATE: October 9, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Sharyn Goldyn books KaiL Baxley at The Troubadour                                                         CONTEXT: Since opening in 1957, the legendary Troubadour club in West Hollywood has helped launch some of contemporary music's most talented performers. Greats such as Elton John, James Taylor and Tom Waits performed there early in their careers, and it continues to be a destination for cutting-edge acts from around the world
QUOTE: The team over at Connect has been a real game changer.I'm getting exposure and opportunities that I never
would have before."  ~KaiL Baxley


ARTIST: Young Ejecta
DATE: October 8, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premieres video to "Your Planet" on gorilla vs bear                                                          CONTEXT: Gorilla vs. Bear was recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the web’s “Best Music Blogs” in the publication’s annual Best of Rock issue. GvsB was also voted “Blog of the Year” in URB Magazine’s annual readers poll, beating out such luminaries as Kanye West and the Huffington Post. In 2009, GvsB was named one of the “25 Best Music Websites” by The Independent UK, alongside famous weblogs eMusic, the Hype Machine, Pitchfork, and Kanye West.
QUOTE:"Working with Joel and CONNECT has been so helpful. This type of artist development hub doesn't exist anywhere but here."- Young Ejecta                                                                                             


ARTIST: AYER
DATE: October 5, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: AYER premieres video for "Shotgun 2 My Heart" on Out Magazine                                                CONTEXT: Out Magazines is one of the world’s leading gay fashion & lifestyle magazine under Here Media. Here Media operates the most recognized LGBT-targeted brands through its television, print, online and book publishing divisions.


ARTIST: Camel Power Club
DATE: October 2, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Premiered new track "Ourson" via Hillydilly                                                          CONTEXT: Hillydilly is a music blog dedicated to unearthing new music, pushing only the best and ultimately connecting the average music fan to all the good music that's out there. Mainstream, all genres, it doesn't matter. It's all about simply good music                                                                                


ARTIST: Matt Kivel
DATE: September 28, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Matt Kivel on new LP and tour dates via Brooklyn Vegan                                                       CONTEXT:Founded in 2004, BrooklynVegan is an independent, NYC-centric, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, streams, and more. Brooklyn Vegan also produce live events and have a radio show on SiriusXM                                                                  QUOTE: "Connect has been excellent for me. I've been doing lots of music stuff over the course of many years and have never felt so supported and cared for in all of my life. The music industry is a dark and dismal place, but with Connect by my side, lighting the way like some type of deep sea fish with the little light bulby thing on its head, I'm only half as scared as I used to be. I can't think of a better group of people with better hair." -Matt Kivel


ARTIST: Silverbird
DATE: September 25, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Silverbird premier video to "Running" via Noisey
CONTEXT::Noisey by Vice has grown into one of the smartest, sharpest, and most dynamic music hubs, partnering with YouTube as a premium content provider, creating a slew of nontraditional shows that embrace VICE's signature offbeat coverage, illustrating the absurdity and poignancy of the modern life.                                     QUOTE:"Special thanks to Joel and the CONNECT team for knowing how to get it done and being a guiding light in the dark world of the music biz. As this relationship continues to grow we could not be more appreciative of the opportunities and doors that are being opened with their help. Much love CONNECT!!! - Silverbird


ARTIST: Glass Lux
DATE: September 23, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Matt DuFour
STORY: Chicago's Fall music preview featuring Glass Lux via Chicago Tribune                                         CONTEXT:The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois covering breaking news, music, arts, and culture.                                                                                              QUOTE: "Connect has been a great stepping stone for us personally. Working directly with Matt has been great. Having sort of a coach that we trust who is a professional yet a friend, we feel is rare in the music business. It is a necessity when you're an artist trying to figure out the business aspects as well as being creative." -GlassLux


ARTIST: EVVY
DATE: September 23, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: EVVY premieres music video to "Tidal Wave" via IDOLATOR                                              CONTEXT: IDOLATOR.com, the leading independent site for pop music news, videos, photos and gossip. Energetic, irreverent and utterly devoted to pop hits, IDOLATOR provides pop music fans with the best new songs, music videos, photos and related media of the day, as well as a savvy take on daily pop news.                                  QUOTE: "Shortly after joining ReverbNation and CONNECT, Matt was able to book EVVY a show for CMJ. We're looking forward to our relationship with CONNECT and excited to see where this program goes." Jonathan Gaynor, Manager


ARTIST: The Sun Parade
DATE: Septemebr 22, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY:  Song of The Day via NPR
CONTEXT: NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of non-commercial news, talk, and entertainment programming.                                                                                     QUOTE: "It's been great to be a part of the CONNECT scene/community. Joel is the man and his positive approach has made our time spent on certain social media like Twitter a lot more productive and bearable. It's also a nice to feeling to be working with folks who are fresh on the scene and excited as we are." -The Sun Parade


DATE: September 15, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Matt DuFour
STORY: Coral Bones premiere "Queensway" via The WILD Magazine                                                CONTEXT: The WILD was founded on the premise that fashion and popular culture are not mutually
exclusive from the social and environmental issues that impact our world                                         QUOTE:"The Connect team found us in a moment of uncertainty, searching for a means to make a career out of our passion. The night they flew out to meet us in our hometown & catch a show of ours at our 300 cap local venue, we were immediately impressed with their ambition & insight into the changing landscape of the music industry, & we’ve been pals since.  Since that first meeting, they’ve represented us beautifully, including a SXSW hookup in front of tastemakers, & a Pop Matters debut, which is still blowing my mind. They took a relatively no-name band out of a southwest mountain town and put us on the track to our place in the industry, based on love for our songs." -Chris Bennion of Coral Bones


ARTIST: My Gold Mask
DATE: September 15, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: My Gold Mask premieres video to "Battles" via NYLON Magazine                                         CONTEXT:NYLON is a multi-media platform that covers art, pop culture, music, design, and travel.                 QUOTE: "Thanks to the CONNECT team for all their support!"-My Gold Mask


ARTIST: Emily Earle
DATE: September 9, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Emily Earle premieres "Red Rose" via PopMatters
CONTEXT: PopMatters is an international magazine of cultural criticism and analysis. They currently have over 1.4 million unique readers per month, and counting. Among those readers, Entertainment Weekly has listed PopMatters as one of its favorite popular culture websites.                                                                     


ARTIST: Thomas Fiss
DATE: September 8, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: ReverbNation contest winner #3: Thomas Fiss via Song Writing Magazine                                  CONTEXT: Song Writing magazine is set up by a team of experienced music journalists and publishing professionals, Songwriting is the newest and freshest songwriting site on the web. Aimed at songwriters and their fans alike, expect up-to-date music news, reviews and artist interviews as well as lots of practical, hands-on advice      QUOTE: "The entire Connect team has gone above an beyond to get my music heard.  They're some of the most genuine and forward thinking industry peeps I've had the pleasure of working with.  I'm just honored to be a part of this program." -Thomas Fiss


ARTIST: Ellie Herring
DATE: September 8, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER:Joel Ford
STORY: Ellie Herring premieres "Maze" via PAPER Mag                                                              CONTEXT: PAPER Magazine is a New York City-based independent magazine focusing on fashion, pop culture, nightlife, music, art and film.                                                                                          


ARTIST: Wild Sons
DATE: September 4, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Matthew DuFour
STORY: Wild Sons premiere video "Echo" via PureVolume                                                               CONTEXT: PureVolume is a website for the discovery and promotion of new music and emerging artists. PureVolume has been widely recognized as a premier social music site and has received praise in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal.                                                         QUOTE:"The entire CONNECT team seriously rocks! The relationship we have continues to grow and develop day in and out. Joel and Matt just landed us an awesome feature on the homepage of PureVolume for our newest single, 'Echo'. We couldn't be more excited to be a part of CONNECT and we are very thankful for the opportunities, support and guidance we have received so far!" - Wild Sons


ARTIST: Silverbird
DATE: September 4, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere "Runing" via PureVolume
CONTEXT: PureVolume is a website for the discovery and promotion of new music and emerging artists. PureVolume has been widely recognized as a premier social music site and has received praise in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal.                                                           QUOTE:"Special thanks to Joel and the Connect team for knowing how to get it done and being a guiding light in the dark world of the music biz. As this relationship continues to grow we could not be more appreciative of the opportunities and doors that are being opened with their help. Much love Connect!!!" - Silverbird


ARTIST: Wolvereen
DATE: September 3, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Artist of The Week:Wolvereen via The Short List                                                           CONTEXT: ShortList is a free weekly magazine published in the United Kingdom. The magazine has the biggest circulation of any men's lifestyle magazine in Britain.                                                          QUOTE: "So stoked about this interview! Huge thanks to Connect for hooking it up. You guys rock!!” - Olivia Eigel of Wolvereen.


ARTIST: Electric Sons
DATE: September 2, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER:Sharyn Goldyn
STORY:The Electric Sons release “Into The Night” [Premiere]
CONTEXT:EARMILK is a music blog based out of the United States & Canada which has an international appeal with its top cities being major metropolitan areas all over the world; topping that list – New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Chicago, Calgary, Paris, Vancouver and San Francisco.                                               QUOTE: "It's been amazing working with our Connect rep Sharyn and the rest of the team. They've helped us book shows, put us in touch with agents and management, gotten us great PR through Tell All Your Friends and most importantly, brought our music out to fans." -Electric Sons


ARTIST: Silverbird
DATE: September 2, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER:Joel Ford
STORY:NYC’s Silverbird make a forceful return with “Brooklyn” [Premiere] via The Line of The Best Fit
CONTEXT:The Line of Best Fit covers the best in new and alternative sounds. They are editorially independent and their ethos is simple: they're music fans first and foremost with a genuine love of music and a desire to share music. Their approach led to being named as Best Digital Publication by Record of the Day in 2012 and Most Influential Music Blog in the UK (and sixth in the world) by Style of Sound two years later.
QUOTE: "Special thanks to Joel and the Connect team for knowing how to get it done and being a guiding light in the dark world of the music biz. As this relationship continues to grow we could not be more appreciative of the opportunities and doors that are being opened with their help. Much love Connect!!!" - Silverbird                      


ARTIST: Gavin Turek
DATE: August 28, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER:
STORY: Gavin Turek's Video for "Don't Fight It" Will Make You Want to Road Trip Into the Sunset via Noisey
CONTEXT::Noisey by Vice has grown into one of the smartest, sharpest, and most dynamic music hubs, partnering with YouTube as a premium content provider, creating a slew of nontraditional shows that embrace VICE's signature offbeat coverage, illustrating the absurdity and poignancy of the modern life.                                QUOTE: "The entire CONNECT team have been huge supporters for me since day one. One of the biggest highlights is that I was able to play with some of my favorite artists Chromeo and Mystery Skulls for the Flood Magazine Coachella Kick Off Party in front of an entirely new audience. I was able to gain new fans and play in front of tastemakers, like the editors of Billboard. I also am very excited to bring my band to Chicago and play the After Dark series at the Art Institute that CONNECT facilitated. It’s such an amazing evening in one of the most iconic museums in the country and I can’t wait to perform there."- Gavin Turek


ARTIST: Wolvereen
DATE: August 26, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: PREMIERE: Wolvereen Takes Us To The Edge With "Seventeen" via Paper Magazine                                 CONTEXT: Paper Magazine is a New York City-based independent magazine focusing on fashion, pop culture, nightlife, music, art and film.                                                                                                QUOTE: "So stoked about this interview! Huge thanks to Connect for hooking it up. You guys rock!!” - Olivia Eigel of Wolvereen.


ARTIST: Lauren Flax
DATE: August 25, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Notes from the Underground: Matt Lange, Lauren Flax, Descender, Leb Laze, Barker & Baumecke via THUMP    CONTEXT: THUMP chronicles every aspect of global dance music culture: the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes from the world's best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.
QUOTE: "I'm big on collaborations so it's great to be a part of CONNECT to introduce me to singers that I may not have found otherwise!" -Lauren Flax                                                                                                         


ARTIST: Solvey
DATE: August 24, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY:Premiere: Solvey - “Til the Sun” Video via Under The Radar                                                 CONTEXT: Under the Radar is an indie music magazine that prints five issues a year, is distributed across North America and internationally.                                                                                   QUOTE: "I feel like the juiciest cherry picked from the tree.CONNECT picked me and so it goes.The relationship works for me because I can't stand the small talk etc that happens around releasing music - I gotta skip that and luckily for me, my first impression with CONNECT was through Joel Ford and he's not one of those people that say "I'm for the music" type people, he just is.  It's a time to do what-I-want-when-I-want and these people get that about me, so we're good." -Jessica Zambri of Solvey


ARTIST: Coral Bones
DATE: August 20, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Matt DuFour
STORY: Coral Bones "Third Degree" (Audio Premiere) via PopMatters                                                 CONTEXT: PopMatters is an international magazine of cultural criticism and analysis. They currently have over 1.4 million unique readers per month, and counting. Among those readers, Entertainment Weekly has listed PopMatters as one of its favorite popular culture websites.                                                                 QUOTE:"The Connect team found us in a moment of uncertainty, searching for a means to make a career out of our passion. The night they flew out to meet us in our hometown & catch a show of ours at our 300 cap local venue, we were immediately impressed with their ambition & insight into the changing landscape of the music industry, & we’ve been pals since.  Since that first meeting, they’ve represented us beautifully, including a SXSW hookup in front of tastemakers, & a Pop Matters debut, which is still blowing my mind. They took a relatively no-name band out of a southwest mountain town and put us on the track to our place in the industry, based on love for our songs." -Chris Bennion of Coral Bones


ARTIST: Wolf Colony
DATE: August 20, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Wolf Colony "Holy' Carlson Remix via Exclaim!                                                                CONTEXT: Exclaim! (www.exclaim.ca) is Canada’s leading source for new music across the sonic spectrum, with an emphasis on Canadian talent and emerging artists. Established in 1991, Exclaim! is a national print magazine (100,000 copies in over 3,200 Canadian locations), a cutting edge web presence (exclaim.ca reaches over 300,000 unique visitors a month).                                                                                     QUOTE: "The CONNECT team has been an amazing resource. They've provided Wolf Colony with guidance and granted him opportunities that have helped him gain exposure and develop as an artist. Not to mention, the team is super friendly and passionate about the artists they work with." -Wolf Colony


ARTIST: Monogem
DATE: August 18, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: MONOGEM’s Lovely Cover Of The Weeknd’s “Earned It”: Idolator Premiere                                CONTEXT: IDOLATOR.com, the leading independent site for pop music news, videos, photos and gossip. Energetic, irreverent and utterly devoted to pop hits, IDOLATOR provides pop music fans with the best new songs, music videos, photos and related media of the day, as well as a savvy take on daily pop news.                              QUOTE:"Shout out to Sharyn for booking me a show at School Night! CONNECT has been nothing but wonderful!"-Monogem


ARTIST: Silverbird                                                                                                 DATE: August 17 2015                                                                                         CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford                                                                                    STORY: The Pop-Quartet Silverbird Shares the Key to Conflict-Free Collaboration, On The Cusp of Its Debut Album via Brooklyn Magazine                                                                                          CONTEXT:Brooklyn Magazine is a full-sized, glossy quarterly celebrating the charm, authenticity and opportunity that makes the borough the darling of Hollywood-weary celebrities, avant-garde chefs, and independent-minded New Yorkers with a creative streak.                                                                               QUOTE:"Special thanks to Joel and the Connect team for knowing how to get it done and being a guiding light in the dark world of the music biz. As this relationship continues to grow we could not be more appreciative of the opportunities and doors that are being opened with their help. Much love Connect!!!" - Silverbird


ARTIST:Wolf Colony                                                                                                 DATE: August 1, 2015                                                                                         CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford                                                                                    STORY: Artist Spotlight: Wolf Colony x feature.fm via Feature.fm                                                    CONTEXT:Feature.fm is the only song promotion network that guarantees your songs get heard inside music streaming services.                                                                                                      QUOTE: "The CONNECT team has been an amazing resource. They've provided Wolf Colony with guidance and granted him opportunities that have helped him gain exposure and develop as an artist. Not to mention, the team is super friendly and passionate about the artists they work with." -Wolf Colony


ARTIST: Doug Locke
DATE: August 17, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY:Doug Locke - "Style on Fleek" (audio) (premiere) via PopMatters                                          CONTEXT: PopMatters is an international magazine of cultural criticism and analysis. They currently have over 1.4 million unique readers per month, and counting. Among those readers, Entertainment Weekly has listed PopMatters as one of its favorite popular culture websites.                                                                      QUOTE: " I had the pleasure of meeting Sharyn and it was great to get advice from an industry expert" -Doug Locke


ARTIST: Solvey
DATE: August 14, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY:Jessica Zambri releasing solo debut as Solvey (stream it), playing release show, opening for Cymbals Eat Guitars via BrooklynVegan                                                                                           CONTEXT:Founded in 2004, BrooklynVegan is an independent, NYC-centric, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, streams, and more. Brooklyn Vegan also produce live events and have a radio show on SiriusXM                                                                 QUOTE: "I feel like the juiciest cherry picked from the tree.CONNECT picked me and so it goes.The relationship works for me because I can't stand the small talk etc that happens around releasing music - I gotta skip that and luckily for me, my first impression with CONNECT was through Joel Ford and he's not one of those people that say "I'm for the music" type people, he just is.  It's a time to do what-I-want-when-I-want and these people get that about me, so we're good." -Jessica Zambri of Solvey


ARTIST: TUT
DATE: August 12, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: PREMIERE: TUT – “OUTSIDE” via Pigeons and Planes
CONTEXT: Pigeons and Planes is a music discovery site, brought to you by COMPLEX. It is a place where you can keep up with new music across all genres, from mainstream hip-hop to experimental pop, and from all corners of the globe. Simply put: We put you on to good music made by good people, whether they’re pop stars or burgeoning acts building a name performing in local bars.
 


ARTIST: Jaye Bartell
DATE: August 10, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY:Jaye Bartell reissuing 'Loyalty' LP, shares "Dance With Me" video, releasing new album in 2016 via Brooklyn Vegan                                                                                                            CONTEXT:Founded in 2004, BrooklynVegan is an independent, NYC-centric, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, streams, and more. Brooklyn Vegan also produce live events and have a radio show on SiriusXM.
QUOTE: "Joel Ford and CONNECT have not only created significant opportunities for my music,but the service functions as a vital resource network for relationship commercial and artistic" - Jaye Bartell


ARTIST: IDYLL
DATE: August 7, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Nadastrom Adds Tribalistic Elements To IDYLL's "Bad Boi" On New Remix via The Fader
CONTEXT:The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the underground to the heart of the mainstream.
QUOTE: "When we were first introduced to Reverb CONNECT, Sharyn, our CONNECT manager, took the time to call us and provide an in-depth explanation of the program and how IDYLL could specifically benefit from being a part of it. Our initial phone meeting gave us a sense that we had access to a support system of industry experts. Also, after mentioning some interest in playing a show in LA, Sharyn was able to quickly secure a show for us at an awesome venue with an amazing lineup. It would have been very difficult for us to attempt to book an out-of-town show like this ourselves. We are very excited to have a network that we can turn to for industry advice and band development." - IDYLL


ARTIST: Wolf Colony
DATE: August 6, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Wolf Colony Get Lost In Temptation In the Desert In 'Holy' Video via BULLET
CONTEXT:BULLETT Media is a print and interactive “transmedia” company that curates avant-garde fashion, art, film and music for young, international, trend conscious influencers. Its flagship medium, BULLETT Magazine, an art and fashion quarterly, launched in winter 2010 and is currently available in twelve countries.
QUOTE:"The CONNECT team has been an amazing resource. They've provided Wolf Colony with guidance and granted him opportunities that have helped him gain exposure and develop as an artist. Not to mention, the team is super friendly and passionate about the artists they work with." -Wolf Colony


ARTIST: Ellie Herring
DATE: August 6, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Rainy Milo's 'This Thing Of Ours' Gets a Sleek Remix From Ellie Herring via BULLET
CONTEXT:BULLETT Media is a print and interactive “transmedia” company that curates avant-garde fashion, art, film and music for young, international, trend conscious influencers. Its flagship medium, BULLETT Magazine, an art and fashion quarterly, launched in winter 2010 and is currently available in twelve countries.
 


ARTIST: Monogem
DATE: August 6, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY:PREMIERE: MONOGEM’S ‘WAIT AND SEE’ WANDERS INTO OUR HEARTS via The Nerdist
CONTEXT: With over 1.2 million Facebook fans,Nerdist.com is the heart of Chris Hardwick’s digital media empire. With daily news, hilarious videos and reviews of the latest games, movies and comics, join Nerdist’s team of Jessica Chobot, Rachel Heine, Dan Casey, Malik Forté, Kyle Hill and Matt Grosinger as they explore the nerd fabric of today’s pop-culture landscape.                                                                             QUOTE:"Shout out to Sharyn for booking me a show at School Night! CONNECT has been nothing but wonderful!"-Monogem


ARTIST: CFCF
DATE: August 5, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: First Listen: CFCF, 'The Colours Of Life' via NPR
CONTEXT: NPR is an internatioanlly acclaimed producer and distributor of non-commercial news, talk, and entertainment programming.                                                                                      QUOTE:"It’s been great working with Joel at CONNECT. He’s been incredibly helpful with everything from distribution to PR to social media campaigns, offering creative insight and helping to push along my releases and get them to as wide an audience possible."


ARTIST: Lo' There Do I See My Brother
DATE: July 30, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: PREMIERE: Lo' There Do I See My Brother "Twenty Three" via PureVolume
CONTEXT: PureVolume is a website for the discovery and promotion of new music and emerging artists. Since the site's launch in 2003, PureVolume has been widely recognized as a premier social music site and has received praise in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and beyond.         QUOTE:"Thanks to everyone from CONNECT for the sweet premiere on PureVolume! You guys rock" - Lo' There Do I See My Brother      


ARTIST: Gavin Turek
DATE: July 28, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Gavin Turek's Video for "Don't Fight It" Will Make You Want to Road Trip Into the Sunset via Noisey
CONTEXT::Noisey by Vice has grown into one of the smartest, sharpest, and most dynamic music hubs, partnering with YouTube as a premium content provider, creating a slew of nontraditional shows that embrace VICE's signature offbeat coverage, illustrating the absurdity and poignancy of the modern life.                                QUOTE: "The entire CONNECT team have been huge supporters for me since day one. One of the biggest highlights is that I was able to play with some of my favorite artists Chromeo and Mystery Skulls for the Flood Magazine Coachella Kick Off Party in front of an entirely new audience. I was able to gain new fans and play in front of tastemakers, like the editors of Billboard. I also am very excited to bring my band to Chicago and play the After Dark series at the Art Institute that CONNECT facilitated. It’s such an amazing evening in one of the most iconic museums in the country and I can’t wait to perform there."- Gavin Turek


ARTIST: Allie & Ivy
DATE: July 28, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Finalist in the Unsigned Only 2015 competition for her track "Cowboys & Indians"
CONTEXT:Unsigned Only is a unique music competition designed for solo artists, bands, and singers all over the world who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints. The goal of Unsigned Only is to find an outstanding, talented performer: a band, singer, or solo artist...a newcomer or veteran...raw or polished - the “gem” that needs to be discovered.2015 Judges include: Aimee Mann; alt-J; Robert Smith (The Cure); Sinead O'Connor; Kem; Aaron Shust; Rosanne Cash; The Killers;etc.                           QUOTE: "It's really fascinating that CONNECT found me all the way in Australia! Sharyn has been so helpful and I thrilled to be part of a team that cares" - Allie & Ivy


ARTIST: The Honest Heart Collective
DATE: July 27, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Daren Searcy
STORY: Diffuser Exclusive Premiere: The Honest Heart Collective,‘Haymaker’                                   CONTEXT: Diffuser is a growing voice in the indie and alternative music scenes, spotlighting artists both established and emerging.                                                                                     QUOTE: “Daren was instrumental in securing a video premiere for our single. We’re looking forward to further exploring what the CONNECT platform has in store for us!” -The Honest Heart Collective


ARTIST: CFCF
DATE: July 27, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Hype Machine does and exclusive premiere of CFCF's LP 'Radiance and Submission'
CONTEXT: Hype Machine is one of the leading sources for music discovery by tracking a variety of MP3 blogs. They  carefully handpick a set of 818 music blogs and then present what they discuss for easy analysis, consumption and discovery.
QUOTE: "It’s been great working with Joel at CONNECT. He’s been incredibly helpful with everything from distribution to PR to social media campaigns, offering creative insight and helping to push along my releases and get them to as wide an audience possible."


ARTIST: Jaye Baretll
DATE: July 25, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Introducing singer-songwriter Jaye Bartell to the Sinderyln Family
CONTEXT: The label started in 2014 as an imprint under Mike Sniper's Omnian Music Group (OMG). Sinderlyn is sister labels with Captured Tracks, Couples Skate, Flying Nun Records, Fantasy Memory, Squirrel Thing Records, Body Double LTD., and Manufactured Recordings.                                                                     Quote: "Joel Ford and CONNECT have not only created significant opportunities for my music,but the service functions as a vital resource network for relationship commercial and artistic" - Jaye Bartell


ARTIST: Gavin Turek
DATE: July 24, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: The Fader premiers first single from Gavin Turek's joint EP 'Your'e Invited'
CONTEXT:The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the underground to the heart of the mainstream                                                                    QUOTE: "The entire CONNECT team have been huge supporters for me since day one. One of the biggest highlights is that I was able to play with some of my favorite artists Chromeo and Mystery Skulls for the Flood Magazine Coachella Kick Off Party in front of an entirely new audience. I was able to gain new fans and play in front of tastemakers, like the editors of Billboard. I also am very excited to bring my band to Chicago and play the After Dark series at the Art Institute that CONNECT facilitated. It’s such an amazing evening in one of the most iconic museums in the country and I can’t wait to perform there."- Gavin Turek


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ARTIST: Solvey
DATE: July 23, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Solvey debuts "Red Light" video via Noisey to promote release of debut album. 
CONTEXT: Noisey is one of the most popular music blogs on the web, with huge traffic a ton of influence.      QUOTE: "I feel like the juiciest cherry picked from the tree.CONNECT picked me and so it goes.The relationship works for me because I can't stand the small talk etc that happens around releasing music - I gotta skip that and luckily for me, my first impression with CONNECT was through Joel Ford and he's not one of those people that say "I'm for the music" type people, he just is.  It's a time to do what-I-want-when-I-want and these people get that about me, so we're good." -Jessica Zambri of Solvey


ARTIST: Lena Fayre
DATE: July 21, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: 19 year old Lena Fayre received a feature with interview on Noisey to promote the release of her new EP, Is There Only One?
CONTEXT:Noisey by Vice has grown into one of the smartest, sharpest, and most dynamic music hubs, partnering with YouTube as a premium content provider, creating a slew of nontraditional shows that embrace VICE's signature offbeat coverage, illustrating the absurdity and poignancy of the modern life                                   QUOTE:"It's been a delight joining forces and working with CONNECT, they listen to our needs and know how to get it done! Big thanks for booking Lena for CMJ!  


ARTIST: Lena Fayre
DATE: July 20, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: LA Weekly calls Lena Fayre's new EP a "breakup record for the Instagram generation" and runs an interview/feature.  
CONTEXT: LA Weekly is an incredibly influential publication, especially in music and entertainment.           QUOTE:"It's been a delight joining forces and working with CONNECT, they listen to our needs and know how to get it done! Big thanks for booking Lena for CMJ!  


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ARTIST: Sammy Brue
DATE: July 20, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Matt DuFour
STORY: Sammy Brue signs a co-management deal with Red Light Management and CONNECT MGMT.  
CONTEXT: Red Light Management is home to Alabama Shakes, Dave Matthews, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Dirks Bentley and many more.                                                                                        QUOTE: "CONNECT have been like a family to me since our first meeting back in December of 2014. They have been there for every step and look out for my best interest. Thanks to CONNECT I got to play Summerfest and I will be playingCMJ in New York for my first time"- Sammy Brue
 


ARTIST: Young Ejecta
DATE: July 16, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Noisy Premier's Young Ejecta's new music video - "Into Your Heart".  
CONTEXT: Noisey is one of the most popular music blogs on the web, with huge traffic a ton of influence.
QUOTE: "Working with Joel and CONNECT has been so helpful. This type of artist development hub doesn't exist anywhere but here." -Young Ejecta


ARTIST: Kármán Line
DATE: July 15, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: PopMatters premiere the first single from the band's new album. 
CONTEXT: CONNECT secured an exclusive song premier on well known music blog Pop Matters to promote the release of Kármán Line's new album                                                                               QUOTE:"Special thanks to CONNECT for landing us a premiere on PopMatters!"-Kármán Line 


ARTIST: Gavin Turek
DATE: July 7, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Gavin Turek named to SPIN's "Five Artists to Watch July 2015" list. 
CONTEXT: For the last two years, SPIN's editorial staff hand picks five emerging artists every month who they have their eye on to do big things. 
QUOTE: "The entire CONNECT team have been huge supporters for me since day one. One of the biggest highlights is that I was able to play with some of my favorite artists Chromeo and Mystery Skulls for the Flood Magazine Coachella Kick Off Party in front of an entirely new audience. I was able to gain new fans and play in front of tastemakers, like the editors of Billboard. I also am very excited to bring my band to Chicago and play the After Dark series at the Art Institute that CONNECT facilitated. It’s such an amazing evening in one of the most iconic museums in the country and I can’t wait to perform there."- Gavin Turek


ARTIST: Bruce Smear
DATE: June 26, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Noisey interviews Bruce Smear in: The More Bravado the Better: Meet Sample-Happy Electronic Auteur Bruce Smear
CONTEXT: Noisey by Vice has grown into one of the smartest, sharpest, and most dynamic music hubs, partnering with YouTube as a premium content provider, creating a slew of nontraditional shows that embrace VICE's signature offbeat coverage, illustrating the absurdity and poignancy of the modern life.                                   QUOTE: " I always look to Joel for his industry advice, 's a great mentor" -Bruce Seamr                                                                                                  


ARTIST: Carlson
DATE: June 23, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: FADER reviews Carlson's new debut album in: Get Carried Away By Carlson's Debut Album Never Easy Never Been Easier
CONTEXT: The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the underground to the heart of the mainstream.                                                                 QUOTE: "CONNECT has been an instrumental networking tool for me during my debut release. The connections I've made have opened the doors to some very interesting musical collaborations that otherwise would have never existed."- CARLSON                                                           


ARTIST: CFCF
DATE: June 22, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Boiler Room debut's CFCF's "Rain Dance"
CONTEXT: Boiler Room is one of the leading communities of underground music fans. Boiler Room sessions are broadcast as per the What’s On page, relooped for 72 hours and performances are then stored in their archives.  QUOTE: "It’s been great working with Joel at CONNECT. He’s been incredibly helpful with everything from distribution to PR to social media campaigns, offering creative insight and helping to push along my releases and get them to as wide an audience possible."   


ARTIST: Misun
DATE: June 21, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Misun's video for "After Me" gets picked as "The Weeks Best Videos" by FACT Magazine.
CONTEXT: FACT is one of the Internet’s most popular and influential music publications, with full-time staff in the UK, US and Australia, and its own online TV channel, FACT TV.                                                                                          




ARTIST: Carlson
DATE: June 17, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Premiere: Hear a New Track from Carlson's Debut LP, Never Easy Never Been Easier via XLR8R               CONTEXT: XLR8R's is an extremely popular music and culutre editorial designed to break new artists and challenge cultural paradigms.                                                                                            QUOTE: "CONNECT has been an instrumental networking tool for me during my debut release. The connections I've made have opened the doors to some very interesting musical collaborations that otherwise would have never existed."- CARLSON                                                                                            


ARTIST: Solvey
DATE: June 15, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY:Solvey's single "The Weight" premieres on Stereogum.                                                     CONTEXT: Sterogum owned by SPIN Media is one the leading music influencers on the web with over 350 million page views each month.                                                                                             QUOTE: "I feel like the juiciest cherry picked from the tree.CONNECT picked me and so it goes.The relationship works for me because I can't stand the small talk etc that happens around releasing music - I gotta skip that and luckily for me, my first impression with CONNECT was through Joel Ford and he's not one of those people that say "I'm for the music" type people, he just is.  It's a time to do what-I-want-when-I-want and these people get that about me, so we're good." -Jessica Zambri of Solvey                                                                                        


ARTIST: IDYLL
DATE: June 10, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: IDYLL make ice-cold pop for planetariums and cathedrals — stream their debut EP via FACT Mag                 CONTEXT:FACT is one of the Internet’s most popular and influential music publications, with full-time staff in the UK, US and Australia, and its own online TV channel, FACT TV.                                                 QUOTE:  "When we were first introduced to Reverb CONNECT, Sharyn, our CONNECT manager, took the time to call us and provide an in-depth explanation of the program and how IDYLL could specifically benefit from being a part of it. Our initial phone meeting gave us a sense that we had access to a support system of industry experts. Also, after mentioning some interest in playing a show in LA, Sharyn was able to quickly secure a show for us at an awesome venue with an amazing lineup. It would have been very difficult for us to attempt to book an out-of-town show like this ourselves. We are very excited to have a network that we can turn to for industry advice and band development." - IDYLL                                                


ARTIST: TUT
DATE: June 7, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Darren Searcy
STORY: Noisey's video premiere and exclusive story on hip-hop artist TUT in:"Chattanooga Gospel: TUT's Corner Stories Are Bringing a New Spirit to Hip-Hop" via Noisey                                                           CONTEXT: Noisey by Vice has grown into one of the smartest, sharpest, and most dynamic music hubs, partnering with YouTube as a premium content provider, creating a slew of nontraditional shows that embrace VICE's signature offbeat coverage, illustrating the absurdity and poignancy of the modern life                                                                


ARTIST: Dustin Hensley
DATE: May 29, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Darren Searcy
STORY: Newcomer Dustin Hensley Discusses the Musical Influences That Made Him an 'Old Soul' via Billboard           CONTEXT: Billboard.com now attracts well over ten million unique visitors each month in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto digital destination for popular music                                                 QUOTE: "I’m a big believer that no matter what you do in life you need good people around you, and that's exactly what Daren and the folks at CONNECT are, good people. Their passion for my music is equal to that of my own and I'm proud to have them in my corner."                                              


ARTIST: Gavin Turek
DATE: May 28, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Tokimonsta Remixes Gavin Turek's 'Frontline,' Announces Joint EP: Exclusive via Billboard                CONTEXT: Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the primary source of information on trends and innovation in music, serving music fans, artists, top executives, tour promoters, publishers, radio programmers, lawyers, retailers, digital entrepreneurs and many others.                                                       QUOTE: "The entire CONNECT team have been huge supporters for me since day one. One of the biggest highlights is that I was able to play with some of my favorite artists Chromeo and Mystery Skulls for the Flood Magazine Coachella Kick Off Party in front of an entirely new audience. I was able to gain new fans and play in front of tastemakers, like the editors of Billboard. I also am very excited to bring my band to Chicago and play the After Dark series at the Art Institute that CONNECT facilitated. It’s such an amazing evening in one of the most iconic museums in the country and I can’t wait to perform there."- Gavin Turek                                               


ARTIST: Ellie Herring
DATE: May 13, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Ellie Herring walks through the internet:One of our favorite electronic producers, and an NBA Jam force to be reckoned with via IMPOSE                                                                                    CONTEXT: IMPOSE is an independent media outlet based in Brooklyn, with a widely-respected read on America’s independent music and cultural landscape. Originally founded in 2002 as a print magazine, it has grown to include a daily-updated website, a video website, a globally-distributed record label, and national events of all sizes.   


ARTIST: Doug Locke
DATE: May 3, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Doug Locke Fights Against Bullying In “King” Video: Idolator Premiere                                 CONTEXT: IDOLATOR.com, the leading independent site for pop music news, videos, photos and gossip. Energetic, irreverent and utterly devoted to pop hits, IDOLATOR provides pop music fans with the best new songs, music videos, photos and related media of the day, as well as a savvy take on daily pop news.                               QUOTE: " I had the pleasure of meeting Sharyn and it was great to get advice from an industry expert" -Doug Locke


ARTIST: TRACE
DATE: April 28, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Video Premiere: TRACE – “Heavy Shoulders” via Pigeons and Planes                                     CONTEXT: Pigeons and Planes is a music discovery site, brought to you by COMPLEX. It is a place where you can keep up with new music across all genres, from mainstream hip-hop to experimental pop, and from all corners of the globe. Simply put: We put you on to good music made by good people, whether they’re pop stars or burgeoning acts building a name performing in local bars.                                                                        


ARTIST: Thomas Fiss
DATE: April 22, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Sharyn Goldyn
STORY: Thomas Fiss Returns With “Orbit” — A Killer Collab With Zoe Sky Jordan: Idolator Premiere                CONTEXT: IDOLATOR.com, the leading independent site for pop music news, videos, photos and gossip. Energetic, irreverent and utterly devoted to pop hits, IDOLATOR provides pop music fans with the best new songs, music videos, photos and related media of the day, as well as a savvy take on daily pop news.                               QUOTE: "The entire Connect team has gone above an beyond to get my music heard.  They're some of the most genuine and forward thinking industry peeps I've had the pleasure of working with.  I'm just honored to be a part of this program." -Thomas Fiss


ARTIST: Sky White Tiger
DATE: March 3, 2015
CONNECT MANAGER: Joel Ford
STORY: Sky White Tiger releases sci-fi flavored 'Don't Matter Much' video via Entertainment Weekly              CONTEXT: Entertainment Weekly brings the fun. With their unparalleled access to Hollywood’s most creative minds and most fascinating stars,they keep you plugged in to pop culture.                                                 QUOTE: Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
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"As an artist and producer a lot of the decisions I make are based on playing the strengths of the musicians, engineers, filmmakers, video artists I work with - Having a vision for a project but allowing it to bloom and guide me in real time, even if it takes me to surprising places - then trusting my instincts and standing by a project that might be off the beaten path - because it works for me and the team of people involved. DOT CONNECTING essentially. This requires trust and an awareness of people as well as a musical idea and this connection and collaborative spirit is what inspires me most as an artist - and I think what comes off the best in recorded and live situations. I think this type of creative collaboration is also possible with the business side of things as well and working with the team at CONNECT has been an extremely warm wind.  They have a youthful spirit and a vision for themselves that seems in line with my own vision for myself, they continue to offer me cool shows and showcases, online promotion and access to a new network of labels, managers, PR, booking agents, and interesting industry professionals I wouldn't have had access to without them.  I feel like they are playing the role of Guardian Angel rather than management, label, publisher or online tools company. CONNECT seems to exist just for the sake of hooking artists up with the wind we all need to get from A to B or from J to Z (depending on if your style of music), andI look forward to seeing what we can co-create in the coming years." - Louis Schwadron of Sky White Tiger