A song that's been played on mainstream radio is much like an aspiring model over the age of 18 - unlikely to make it onto the runway. But when a promising, young starlet is discovered, she can be found at every show that season. Rewind to New York Fashion Week last September and count how many times you heard Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
February's shows will soon arrive, pulling another artist or track out from obscurity. But we want you to find it first. We understand that scouring music blogs for a solid track can sometimes feel like trying to spot a real Louis Vuitton in a suburban high school. Authenticity is becoming increasingly difficult to find in every industry.
Last week, a friend turned me on to TheSixtyOne, an internet radio station where artists upload their own work for review. But instead of submitting their music to the office of a record label, they open it up to thousands of independent voters. The site's lean towards social media allows listeners to share, as well as compete with other users' musical tastes. With an account song tracker, you'll have digital proof that you "liked it first."
Post by Amanda LaMela