Archives: Fevereiro 2012

O panorama musical independente português / The Portuguese independent scene

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From the North to the South, present-day Portugal is a hotbed of independent music activity. Across all genres from traditional folk to avant-garde electronica, there are scores of new artists to discover.

Just within AMAEI’s founding labels’ own rosters, we can find artists of the most diverse genres, singing both in Portuguese as well as in English. It is now time for Portugal to update its musical image on an international level: we are no longer all about Fado!

With the support of university radio stations like RUA (Radio Universitária do Algarve) in the South, RUC (Rádio Universitária de Coimbra) in the centre, and RUM (Rádio Universitária do Minho) up North, to name just three, as well as the advent of the internet, this new music is getting out to more and more people enabling domestic touring for most of these new artists.

A range of media initiatives like the Offbeatz Club, in Lisbon’s legendary MusicBox venue in the Cais do Sodré neighbourhood (Lisbon’s red light district), also help in the enhanced focus on this new scene, getting the word out to more and more people.

AMAEI plans on bringing you regular news on all of it. Sign up to our newsletter and let’s keep in touch!

Artistas portugueses a dar que falar… / Portuguese artists getting talked about

Primitive Reason @ Music Box 28 12 2012

Here’s what some Portuguese Artists are up to that is bringing them international notoriety:

NORBERTO LOBO – IMPALA INDIE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATION

Norberto Lobo foi nomeado para o prémio de melhor álbum europeu independente de 2012, atribuído pela Impala, organização de editoras discográficas independentes e Associações Independentes da Europa.

Os prémios Impala vão na terceira edição e pretendem “celebrar o generoso talento e diversidade musicais das edições discográficas independentes na Europa”.

O vencedor é escolhido independentemente das vendas. A organização Impala, criada em 2000, reúne mais de quatro mil membros, tendo a AMAEI entrado na IMPALA em 2013 como Associação de Música Independente Portuguesa. Ficará, assim, ao cargo da AMAEI o processo de selecção de futuros nomeados.

http://www.impalamusic.org/node/3

FRANKIE CHAVEZ – EUROSONIC 2013

Following his several festival appearances last year (CMW, Reeperbahn, Medimex, etc.) Portugal’s singer/songwriter folk-blues revelation, Frankie Chavez, takes a plethora of guitars with him to the Netherlands for a Paradiso debut show as well as three Eurosonic shows. Get in touch to arrange a meeting with our representative to join Frankie’s professional team in your country!

www.frankiechavez.com

THE POPPERS – Working with Producer Richard Woodcraft in London

Lisbon’s hardest-working rock n roll band The Poppers are happy to announce the release of their third album, “All in Black and Thunder”!

The album was recorded at London’s RAK Studios and is being mixed and produced by Richard Woodcraft.

Watch this space for further updates on the album release, and feel free to join the “Seasick Sailors” fan community to receive regular updates on going on with The Poppers in their homeland of Portugal as well as abroad.

www.thepoppers.pt

PRIMITIVE REASON – 6th album mixed in New York by “Bassy” Bob Brockmann

Legendary ska-rock-fusion band from Portugal, celebrating their 20th career year in 2013 with a brand new comeback record, “Power to the People”, mixed by Bob Brockmann (The Fugees, Notorious B.I.G. etc.)

http://www.primitivereason.net/

Um lobby independente / An independent lobby

The Poppers by Rita Carmo

O panorama da música nacional mudou. Os antigos paradigmas do “music business”, tal como os conhecíamos, já não correspondem à realidade dos novos artistas e novos talentos que surgem cada vez mais rapidamente em Portugal, em moldes cada vez mais inovadores e independentes. De certa forma, a palavra-chave para compreender estas novas abordagens à construção da carreira de cada novo artista é “autonomia”.

E assim, vão surgindo pelo panorama nacional artistas e pequenas editoras autónomas um pouco por todo o país; desde edições de autor a editoras independentes, a novas agências e modelos de negócios mais inovadores, a nova geração de talento nacional está munida de ferramentas actuais, afim de encontrar o seu público.

Contudo, neste quadro de nova criatividade e empreendorismo, surge a necessidade de organizar os pontos comuns a toda esta nova geração plural e autónoma. Tanto a nível nacional como internacional existem vários pontos de convergência de interesses comuns a defender e demarcar neste novo sector independente.

É esta a missão da AMAEI.