The November edition of the Direct Buzz, AirPlay Direct’s monthly digital magazine, showcases rising stars Grace Potter & the Nocturnals on the cover. In a candid and revealing interview, their charming front woman, Potter, talks about the history of the band, the meaning behind some of her sexually-charged songs, and why she wants to make it to the top with every bone in her body.
If you haven’t heard of this band yet, you will soon. With massive exposure on VH1 during the month of November, songs in Disney films, and a new duet with superstar, Kenny Chesney, Grace Potter is exploding everywhere.
“Watch this flower bloom…!” says Robert Weingartz, CEO & Founder of AirPlay Direct, and Publisher of the Direct Buzz. “Every once in a while, in a rare moment, we see a true star come into the spotlight. Grace manages to create a musical ‘secret sauce’ of her own. The video for her new single ‘Paris’ brings all of this into focus. Grace and her Nocturnals are captivating.”
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In other news, the Direct Buzz also shines a light on the new Mark Wills song, “Looking For America,” in our “Writer’s Round” column. With all the talk lately about “red” and “blue” states, songwriter Bernie Nelson reminds us that we should all unite as “red, white and blue” states and take personal responsibility for the destiny of our great country.
We get “Behind the Desk” with Brian Felsen, the creative and innovative President of CD Baby, the world’s largest online distributor of independent music. As the old music business models fade into history and the Internet continues to democratize the landscape for DIY artists, Felsen’s company leads the charge of rising independent artists in the global music marketplace.
Music is the universal language. It triggers powerful emotions and its healing properties are well-documented. Music has been proven to lower blood pressure and reduce depression and anxiety in hospitalized patients. This concept has been embraced by a wonderful charity named Musicians On Call. Learn more about them in “Beyond The Song.”
Punmaster’s MusicWire, “the hardest working newsletter in show business” debuts in the Direct Buzz with all of the latest happenings in the world of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Publicity maven, Ariel Hyatt teaches artists how to build a winning online press kit in “The Indie Way.” And comedian Spanky Brown reminds us how weird and wild our pop culture really stars can be.
Editor, the Direct Buzz