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Showcases hundreds of original songs by indie artists & releases 52 shows/podcasts in a year. Be a VJ, DJ, Programmer, Sponsor.

We hope you enjoyed our video! If you missed it - just click the play button in the middle of the project image above, sit back, and enjoy the Wavez!

  • The Goal

    1.
    To produce a weekly, one hour audio podcast that features original songs by 12 Indie Artists per show. Time line is one year, which means 52 shows, right? This will spotlight around 640 bands/artists for the year.

    2.
    To get 100,000 podcast subscribers in one year.

    3.
    To re-energize this tired old world, see to it that it gets a boost in the bucket with new sounds, and give our listeners a reason to fall in love with ‘radio’ all over again.

Indie Music Wave – Nearly Famous Unknowns (IMW - NFU), is the focus of this project. We would love your help to take it to the limit. This is a music showcase to spotlight original material by independent musicians.

In every sense this is a multimedia music, art, and entertainment experience - embracing audio, video, and web casting. You can catch a glimmer of this project here:  IndieMusicWave.  The new page for the project will really shake, rattle, and roll.

This is how you can be involved with the release of the hottest new sounds on the planet:

  • You can opt in to be a Programmer or Sponsor, which includes choosing songs for shows by your  favorite unsigned artists or bands. Let’s remember these programs are for ALL AGES, so none of those funny words George Carlin warned us about. K?
  • Be a VJ or DJ. Pick out music videos by your fave indie artists to post on our Wall.
  • All Program Directors can make recommendations for bands or individuals they believe are deserving of The Golden Wave Award. This award is given as recognition for community service, or given to a band for selling a boatload of albums on their own, or an individual who has made a selfless contribution to our world.    
The programs will be released as Indie Music Wave – Nearly Famous Unknowns. This sonic experience will be unleashed on as many podcast directories as our resident Beagle, Sam, can snoop out. Sam loves pod anything. Crunchy, our 18 years young, dapper, short-haired black kitty, replete with gray whiskers, will make sure he has a say in the matter. Crunchy loves everything indie!


Each weekly RSS feed will be available as a Free On Demand show, or as a download from the website and countless other directories. The episodes will be dated, include the play list, radio and video promos, along with a monthly update on the number of subscribers. The Producers will be named as well.

The Pity Wall = Tis a pity we’re here and you’re not!

An important part of the Rewards Program, this will be a special section on the web pages revealing Who's Who in the project.

Some Of The Rewards - Every Picture Tells A Story!

Everyone gets the Sam and Crunchy Ringtone!
You'll be the life of the party! Have a built in
ice-breaker when your phone rings on that
first date, or during that all-important interview.


Being a Sponsor is a serious way for you

to get a lot of great publicity!

You'll look great on our Pity Wall! Promise...

You are a fashion statement! Wavez are cool!

With a Band Directory Ad you will rise and
shine and be a star! Links to multiple sites
so fans can check you out
.

Everyone deserves recognition!
Choose the Golden Wave Award Winners!


The $15,000 goal will be about 20% of the budget for this year-long production. Costs will include a small office and studio, Internet connections for computers, and part-time 'nerds' to help organize this project. Cell phones, skype and email will function as our primary communication center. Marketing and world distribution all factor into the picture, with some complicated web work behind the scenes. Serious organization will be needed to expedite all the input and decisions our backers get to make.

About half of the songs we spotlight on the shows will be chosen by backers,  We'll also be posting the promos by DJs and VJs, compiling all the material for the shows, writing copy, doing research on the bands, production and editing. Releasing all the material in a timely fashion is key, and will be a full-time endeavor, which includes tracking the success of the project.

When the funding is met, the programs will be launched in August 2012. Come Wave with us ... Thank you so much for your support!


Testify! Nice quotes by people who love and support Wavez!

Congratulations, Carmen! I am pulling for you to succeed! 
Artie Kornfeld – Woodstock Festival Creator

I liked the show from the first time I heard it. You should be proud!  
Tommy Tutone – Famous Known!


We received numerous emails after being featured on the WAVE and it certainly helped us sell more CDs. Thanks! 
Melanie Susuras Band – Indie Band


Carmen, what a feeling! Thanks for having me on the show and for a memory that will last a  lifetime. 40 years melted into one hour of incredible down to the bottom of my soul chills. Land of the free home of the WAVE!  You are THE BEST!   Mickey Gasbarre  - Indie Artist

Hi Carmen! I just wanted to thank you for the spectacular intro for my song. I only hope I can live up to it! The entire program was fantastic You certainly know how to find talent. These bands and musicians are really good. The heck with record labels. The heck with regular radio for that matter. I could listen to a show like yours forever and be as happy as a clam.
Timothy Wenzel – Indie Artist


We've received emails from as far away as Kuwait and the Philippines after being featured on the WAVEZ! Thank you so much!  
Bland and Wicks – Indie Artist

Out of all the great podcasts we feature, the WAVE is my fave. 
Bruce Chandley - Podcast Bunker


Thank you for the classy intro and for taking the  time to listen to my music. I'm really excited to have my music heard on The WAVEZ! 
Paul Whitens - Indie Artist

Last but not least ... Credits


Michelle and Chuck Nelson for helping the project video rise and shine. Together, they record and perform as Love…The New Crave, and have sacrificed a pop song for the Sam and Crunchy Ringtone called A Better Way. Also, The Last Flight OutNo Sync Blues offered some blues, and the rock Ringtone features RJ Ballard - No Worries. The dynamic vocal duo for the Ringonez are by Sam and Crunchy!

The voice over music beds feature Danny MastersDominion, Laurie Dameron Bedroom Eyes, Bobby WellsLoosen Up, and The ElementsGypsy Blood. Sweeper music beds are by Chuck Hughes and The Hillbilly Hellcats - Crazy Little Baby and Buckner Funken Jazz - Get'cha Groove On.

Dave Sadler
also gave us permission to use snippets from his music vid Fourth Street Ruckus for this project, as well as video clips by Love ... The New Crave.

The artists in our project image from left to right: Ash Ganley, The Strolling Scones, Sheryl Renee, Mike Banta, Scott Von. The Band Directory reward image in the video features emerging artists Juicebox Bandits. And the rewards image is Cynthia del'Aria.

The music demos in our video, in order of appearance, include: Cutting Edge - Your Love Is My Oxygen, Wes and Victoria Hamil - There's A Stranger In My House, Aimie Laws - The Easiest Thing, Andy Palmer & Grub Street Writer - Sometime Around, Rebecca Folsom - Will Of A Woman, Royal Peeps - It's A Love Thing, Drew Bowden 3 - Peaceful Now, Stewart Erlich - Stepping Out, Love ... The New Crave - Silhouette.

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    ALL REWARD LEVELS INCLUDE: Your name on The Pity Wall (in Bronze letters for $1.00) + 1 Sam and Crunchy Ringtone – Pop, Blues, or Rock. Our LOVE 4ever! Receive our online quarterly newsletter.

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    All the above + your cell phone number listed, so peeps can call you and check out your cool new Ringtonez (having your cell # listed is optional, of course). Submit 1 music video by an unsigned band that you love for us to post on our Wall.

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    FOR MUSICIANS and BANDS ONLY (or pledge this reward for your favorite band!). Get a lifetime Band Directory Ad on our website, and submit 3 songs for consideration for this project. Picture yourself there! Plus all of the above.

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    Hey! You’re a Program Director! And you receive all the above rewards. Plus you get to do a DJ Radio Promo for one show, which plays on the webpage over the play list for the week. Choose 2 songs for the shows during the year. Send in a music vid by your fave indie band. Throw in the T-shirt, or Ball Cap, and you’ll be styling. Don’t forget the free love, which is included with each reward, and all 3 Sam and Crunchy Ringtonez! Plus you'll get a 6 pack of our Indie Music Wave postcards! PLEASE NOTE: This project is one year long, so some of the rewards will be honored at various times during the course of the production.

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    All of the above except your name and cell phone number will be in lights + we’ll post a 1 minute video of you as the VJ announcing the bands for the week on our Pity Wall, youtube and facebook. Feel free to post it on your own social networks. You can produce this with your own digital camera or cell phone, right? This way you won’t feel any pressure to do it right the first take, and can be really creative. Send it in and voila! A star is born. You'll get the T-shirt and Ball Cap as well. Now for the kicker ... pick out 4 songs by your fave indie artists that will play on IMW during the year. These can be songs by your own band as well. How’s that for fair and square!

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    All of the above, except choose 6 songs by indie artists that will play out on IMW during the year. And you'll get a 12 pack of our ultra cool postcards.

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    All of the above and you’ll receive The Golden Wave Award with your pic and bio. This award could also be for a musical group, organization, or cause that you love if you are feeling shy! Plus a banner ad on our web page.

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    You are an Official Sponsor of the shows! All of the above rewards + a banner ad on the IMW - NFU page that links to your website, and one 20 second sponsor mention in each show for the year. You can even cut your sponsor promos if you want to!

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