Striker Wins The 2020 JUNO Award Metal – Hard Music Album Of The Year!

Powermetal loving Canadian band Striker has won The 2020 JUNO Award for Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year for their album Play To Win (Record Breaking Records/Independent). The Awards show was streamed live on TV and online. The other nominees in a talented and competitive field were Lindsay Schoolcraft (ex Cradle of Filth) for Martyr (Cyber Proxy), Kobra And The Lotus Evolution (Napalm/The Orchard), and Single Mothers Dine Alone Through A Wall (The Orchard). Artists who released albums between September 1, 2018 and November 8, 2019 were eligible for nominations. Continue reading

The 2020 JUNO Awards will Livestream Their 2020 Ceremony Tonight!

The 2020 JUNO Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards) live ceremony was postponed this spring due to the coronavirus. Tonight the awards show will announce all of their winners, including the award for Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year. The nominees are Lindsay Schoolcraft (ex Cradle of Filth) for Martyr (Cyber Proxy), Kobra And The Lotus Evolution (Napalm/The Orchard), Single Mothers Dine Alone Through A Wall (The Orchard), and StrikerPlay To Win (Record Breaking Records/Independent). The JUNO Awards are set to be hosted by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara will host the show, which will be broadcast live on CBC. Artists who released albums between September 1, 2018 and November 8, 2019 were eligible for nominations. Continue reading

Lindsay Schoolcraft (ex-Cradle of Filth) Shares New Video – “Dangerous Game”

Lindsay Schoolcraft, formerly of Cradle of Filth, has just shared a new music video, a performance-centric clip for her song ‘Dangerous Game’. The song comes from her current solo debut Martyr, which released last fall and is nominated for Metal/Hardrock Album of the Year from the Juno Awards (the Canadian Grammy’s). Filmed by Alexis BC, the clip was filmed live at the legendary Foufounes Electriques, Montreal, Canada on December 7th, 2019, which served as Lindsay’s record release show. Continue reading

Lindsay Schoolcraft and Cradle of Filth Have Parted Ways

Sad news as Lindsay Schoolcraft, the longest-tenured keyboardist and backing vocalist in Cradle of Filth has departed the band. The separation was mutual and respectful as Lindsay is focusing on her growing solo career under her own moniker with a JUNO Awards nominated solo-album Martyr, from 2019, and her black metal band Antiqua with Xen of Ne Obliviscaris. The band has replacement selected, but not yet announced. Cradle is working on a new album, which Lindsay has been working on with them. It will be the follow up to Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay, out now via their long-time label Nuclear Blast. Continue reading

Lindsay Schoolcraft is Nominated for the 2020 JUNO Awards, New Album “Martyr” Out Now!

Cradle of Filth keyboardist and vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft has been nominated for the 2020 JUNO Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards) for her debut album Martyr! Martyr released on October 7th via her label, Cyber Proxy. Martyr is nominated for the Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year along with other contenders such as Kobra And The Lotus Evolution (Napalm/The Orchard), Single Mothers Dine Alone Through A Wall (The Orchard), and StrikerPlay To Win (Record Breaking Records/Independent). The JUNO Awards are set to be held on Sunday, March 15 at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara will host the show, which will be broadcast live on CBC. Artists who released albums between September 1, 2018 and November 8, 2019 were eligible for nominations. Lindsay commented: Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #275: Black Friday And Your Band

Black Friday, Small Busienss Saturday, and Cyber Monday can be a gold mine for your band with a well-timed sale, but could be a mistake if you are putting out new music depending on the band. Dumb and Dumbest #275 is streaming now and it’s all about Black Friday and Your Band! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training for bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #271: More on Taylor Swift

It should go without saying but bears repeating: you need to read every contract you sign and have a good lawyer you trust. Dumb and Dumbest #271 is streaming now and it’s all about More on Taylor Swift. Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #270: G Money On How To Not Suck At Twitter

Twitter is still a social network with a lot of room to grow that can really benefit s. Dumb and Dumbest # is streaming now and it’s an interview with G Money (Greg Kennelty) On How To Not Suck at Twitter! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #269: Ian Blurton On Keeping It Real In The Music Business

The way to really build a loyal fan base anywhere in the world is to be as authentic online as you are at your shows. Dumb and Dumbest #269 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Ian Blurton On Keeping It Real In The Music Business! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #268: Lindsay Schoolcraft on Finances and Independent Music as a Small Business

While you focus on your music and all of the related things that go into an album launch, don’t sleep on your business facets such as your finances and taxes. Failure to do so can be a hidden source of pain later.  Dumb and Dumbest #267 is streaming now and it’s about Lindsay Schoolcraft on Finances and Independent Music as a Small Business! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading