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For our fourth episode of Band Basics, we asked Mike Zimmerlich of 80/20 Records to join us in the studio. As the co-founder and President of 80/20, we talk shop on running a record label, submitting your music, contacting the press, plus a whole lot more. Hosted by Mark Anderson, catch this hour long conversation with Mike and (hopefully) learn a thing or two as they discuss a myriad of topics about being in the music business. Check out our interview with Mike below as well as his Spotify playlist that not only features the two songs we preview in this episode, but a bunch of bands both local and abroad…Read More →

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Band Basics Episode 04: Mike Zimmerlich
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For our fourth episode of Band Basics, we asked Mike Zimmerlich of 80/20 Records to join us in the studio. As the co-founder and President of 80/20, we talk shop on running a record label, submitting your music, contacting the press, plus a whole lot more. Hosted by Mark Anderson, catch this hour long conversation with Mike and (hopefully) learn a thing or two as they discuss a myriad of topics about being in the music business…Read More →

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by Allyson Bills

Phoenix’s James World recently went where no band has gone before: on the night of April 3rd, they used the Arizona’s tallest building (the Chase building) to project an image of a globe and a text that read “James World 5/26” in order to promote their upcoming album release show for Funny Dreams at Valley Bar. Their bold promotional tactic caught the eyes of the Downtown Phoenix Community as the band’s Instagram story was flooded with reposts of this image…Read More →

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Band Basics Episode 01: Brandon Kellum
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Our first guest on our inaugural episode is Brandon Kellum, lead singer of American Standards. Playing music and belonging in bands half his life, we thought he would be the perfect guest on our first episode. Plus, as a contributing writer for YabYum, he’s also authored a number of ‘LessonsRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – So we’re all making art for art’s sake right? Theoretically… yes. Well, what should you do if you decide to take the leap and try to get your music in front of people who would not otherwise hear it? Recently, I was asked byRead More →

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Building a solid Public Relations [PR] platform for your band or brand can be tricky. You might be stepping on toes without even realizing they were ever underfoot, but there are easy things to avoid in this age of self-promotion that can help you expand your brand (or band) withoutRead More →

by Carly Schorman Senior Editor We get a lot of submissions. A lot. Recently, for a new YabYum series, I started researching other music publications to see what other folks are looking for when it comes to submissions. Given that so many of our readers are musicians, we thought itRead More →