Iranian Indie Rock Band, The Yellow Dogs, Kickoff the New eMusic Selects Program
Crowdfunding site, RocketHub, Helps Fans Directly Support Musicians on the Rise
eMusic Selects has served as a launch pad for up-and-coming independent artists since 2008. Today, the program has expanded through partnerships with RocketHub and Death and Taxes magazine. eMusic has announced that the Iranian post-punk band The Yellow Dogs, who are the 25th artist to join the eMusic Selects roster, will be the first to participate in the expanded program.
RocketHub provides an innovative way for eMusic Selects artists to raise funds and awareness. Fans now have a direct way to support the artists that are signed to eMusic Selects – a program that provides marketing, publicity and editorial support for emerging artists to help them breakthrough in the industry. The Yellow Dogs RocketHub campaign will be featured on the eMusic site. eMusic is also the first RocketHub partner brand to match funds raised through their projects.
The Yellow Dogs crowdfunding campaign starts today and will help to fund the band's first-ever World Tour. To support The Yellow Dogs, fans can visit their RocketHub project page: http://rkthb.co/7390.
"We created RocketHub to help artists and other creatives connect directly with a community that is as passionate as they are," said Brian Meece, Co-Founder of RocketHub. "The eMusic Selects program is a perfect fit for us. We're excited to be a part of it."
As part of a media partnership, Death and Taxes magazine will also be voicing their support for eMusic Selects artist, The Yellow Dogs, on their site. The indie music news site will help tell the incredible story of the Brooklyn-based, Iranian post-punk outfit The Yellow Dogs and track the progress of their RocketHub campaign.
"eMusic has long been a supporter of indie artists, and we're happy to work with them in this unique capacity," said Stephen Blackwell, Publisher of Death and Taxes Magazine.
"eMusic Selects is a program that we're particularly proud of. We're excited about the new partnerships that we have formed to give more exposure to The Yellow Dogs and future eMusic Selects artists," said eMusic Editor-in-Chief, J. Edward Keyes. "Yellow Dogs is a great fit for this program –their biting post-punk has definitely resonated with eMusic members and their story is inspiring."
The Yellow Dogs' EP "Upper Class Complexity" is available exclusively on eMusic for a limited time. The Yellow Dogs is comprised of long-time friends from Iran's fledgling punk scene. The band members met in a park called "ghorbaghe"—"frog" in Farsi—where rockers, skaters and street artists of all types would congregate, albeit carefully under the eye of Iran's strict laws. This lifestyle, which represented influence of Western culture, was illegal in Iran. The band used its limited means to garner a popular following around the area, eventually bringing their talents to the U.S. and settling in the indie rock bastion of Brooklyn.
The eMusic Selects program started in 2008 to spotlight talented, unsigned bands and has served as a launching pad for some of today's most sought-after indie bands. The Yellow Dogs are 25th band to be signed to the eMusic Selects program. Best Coast, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Crystal Stilts and Julianna Barwick all released some early albums through eMusic Selects.
To watch a video on The Yellow Dogs amazing story visit www.emusic.com/theyellowdogs .
RocketHub is the "world's funding machine". A place where artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, and philanthropists leverage the power of the crowd to raise funds and awareness for projects. RocketHub has helped thousands endeavors raise millions of dollars from people all over the world. For more information, visit www.RocketHub.com.
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