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iTunes posts Rising Stars

Today, iTunes posted Rising Star mixes of who they see as the next best artists in several genres. Notable for me and the artists I work with are the folk and alternative categories.

In folk you’ll find some killer cuts from Bon Iver, Joshua Radin, Matt Bauer, and more. Portland is represented by Laura Viers and Laura Gibson. I met Matt at the Horsefeathers CD release at Holocene and immediately picked up a CD – never heard of the guy before then.

The alternative front is represented by a wide variety of styles since “alternative” seems to include just about anything these days from 80’s sounding pop to ska and punk. My faves include Frightened Rabbit, Great Lake Swimmers, Kaiser Cartel, and Fleet Foxes.

Now, I’m busy finding out how I can help musicians get on the list.


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