Two songs by Tunesmith Factory Artist The Flutterbies can be heard in George Clooney’s new film The Descendants! Adam Daniel co-wrote music and lyrics for “Hummingbird Heart” and “Faith in Rain” with the band’s singer Maureen Davis. The tracks are background in a pivotal scene near the end of the movie. They also happen to be our favorites from The Flutterbies debut EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis.
The Descendants is directed by Alexander Payne, the auteur behind Sideways, About Schmidt, and Election. A deep drama, it’s already generating Oscar buzz. Sincere thanks to Music Supervisor Dondi Bastone for the placement, and Maureen for the collaboration.
The film opens nationwide November 16. Click the poster below for more information, and to stream previews:
The more things change, the more they stay the same…
The music business is changing. In fact, it’s undergoing an exciting revolution: It used to take a distribution deal to get your CDs into major record stores; now any independent musician can easily upload tracks to iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. It used to take a well-connected publicist to solicit reviews from major magazines; now you can email taste-making bloggers yourself. It used to take an agent to book a tour; now you can send Facebook messages to club owners and Google Map your way across the country.
Digital distribution, the blogosphere, and social networking are revolutionizing the business of music. Everything’s in motion. Countless essays are being written about the new processes involved with breaking artists. Countless companies are being launched to help independent musicians with their online marketing: driving traffic, building mailing lists, and selling their mp3s.
Amidst all this change and action, one thing remains true: Process is nothing without content. Marketing doesn’t matter until there’s product to promote. And that’s where we come in.
Tunesmith Factory is dedicated to content generation. We love to make things! Bring us your raw material—your singing, playing, and songs—and we’ll make you recordings, artwork, a biography, and a website worth promoting. Whether you’re just starting to build an audience or wanting to keep your existing fans engaged, we’re here to help. Give us a shout.