Welcome to our first Bump it Girls blog post, where we get into the business of Bump it or Dump it with Founder Adam Wager and hear all about his inspiration for launching the site.
I’m your Bump it Girls blog writer Melissa Bessey and I’ll be updating you weekly on the latest at Bump it or dump it, from behind the scenes updates to interviews with artists from around the globe and we’ll soon give you an exclusive interview with our other business owner Buck. Be sure to come back for our weekly instalments and let us know what you like about our approach to showcasing music, without boundaries.
Why Bump it or Dump it?
Adam: My brother has an independent label in LA (through Universal Music Group) and when I moved out to LA in 2005 the original idea was to gather talent via the internet. Ultimately what I found was that there were many, many artists that were unsigned that did not have the opportunity to get exposed. The more I worked with my brother; I knew that there were artists that were just not getting any opportunity.
It took about 5 years to come from LA to Phoenix and meet Buck. There were many other people in the industry that told me once I took this (bump it) online, it would change or help the record business for the industry and especially unsigned artists.
It took quite a long time but I finally met Buck and we became business partners and built the site. Today we’re at about 1200 members worldwide and our numbers are growing every day.
Representing 62 countries and 27 different genres of music so far, www.bumpitordumpit.com is an exciting new platform for unsigned artists to let their music be heard. Now that you’ve heard from the bump it boss himself, come back next week for more Q&A with Adam and an exciting new announcement.
If you’re band would like to get interviewed and featured on the blog, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.
True, there are artists and musicians who at some point realize the game is over and move on with life. Some simply just weren’t talented enough, some found family and more stable careers. Then there are those who just couldn’t stop. Music Junkies, enveloped forever, addicted to notes, verses,harmonies and melodies. Sometimes unconscious of food, shelter or the day of the week, injecting the next set, recital, audition, rehearsal and concert intravenously as if it were heroin. These are those who’re the disciples, those who didn’t get the big break, but continue on for love and possible fame. The young lady or young man at church every Sunday down south somewhere in Mississippi, Alabama or Georgia or in that little unheard of corner of the world. The Hundreds of Thousands who traveled, slept outside and didn’t get to audition for Idol, the millions who couldn’t make it and sadly; those who were too old, fat or freckled.
What if they had a way to be heard today without prejudice? In actuality, the music junkies are the lifeline of music and not the industry. We’ve always loved the junkies of the music world Marvin Gaye, Beethoven, Ray Charles, Mel Torme , Rick Ruben, Russell Simmons, Shawn Carter and the list goes on. Most were told they couldn’t make it by the Randy’s and Simon’s of their times. All of them said to their labels or critics ” Ok, you might not like it, but let’s find out what the people have to say?”
The point is, music doesn’t have limits and anyone who has something to be heard, should have the avenue to present it and the people, the consumer decide if its good or bad. Hence my question, Who’s a real artist or musician and who the F*** are you?
Until Next Time
Singing is indeed great for the soul! Singing causes release of ‘endorphins’ or hormones that cause happiness among human beings. There isn’t a better way to invoke emotions in people than to sing. Feeling lonely and sad? Why don’t you sing your way to relief? Music has always been used by people to express their deepest emotions, be it love, anger, or happiness. But the question here is …can everyone learn to sing? Yes! Everybody who can understand rhythm can learn to sing.
The Serengeti, the lioness rules. She hunts protects and nurture cubs, sisters, aunts and mothers. together they stradigize and succeed together or starve together. Most often, the pride grows.
The Hyena on the other hand breeds much faster and takes more than it hunts by shear numbers. It keeps them successful, but also the most despicable in the food chain, even cannibalism.
Searching for originality´s one of the greatest priorities for the 25 years old singer/songwriter Carlos Canteri, always trying to mix into Acoustic/Pop/Rock format, some influences from other styles like Bossa Nova, Folk, Jazz, Blues. “It´s not about styles, but melodies and good lyrics, mixing all the elements to a new music approach, finding your own songwriting style, so hard to find these days”, says Canteri.
During the LA journey, he got some good contacts, with great musicians such as David Ryan Harris (John Mayer band), Alan White (Yes), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), bringing to him much support and understanding inside the music industry. Continue reading