Tag: Spotify

March 1, 2022

New Spotify Playlists to Rock Your Day

I’ve been creating some recent NEW Spotify playlists that a few of you might appreciate. A new one called “Pop Punk 30” which is just that, a top 30 of the moment featuring a bunch of indie pop-punk bands we cover. There is also the “Indie Vision Music Official 2022 Playlist” that has a fair mix of brand new songs and classic hits from some IVM friends, “New Song Hits“, and “Pop Punk Essential Playlist“.… Continued →

September 11, 2021

New Indie Vision Music Spotify Playlists

Myself and Noah have been hard at work on creating a variety of Spotify Playlists featuring many bands covered by Indie Vision Music as well as other artists you might recognize. Check out the “Pop Punk Essential Playlist” I created a few weeks ago as well as the “New Song Hits” Playlist I just morphed from the prior “Song Blast” one. Each has new and recent songs from a collection of artists. A little disclaimer: The Pop Punk Essential Playlist is not one that features Christian music only artists.… Continued →

July 4, 2021

Playlist: 21 for 21 in 21

I decided to celebrate Indie Vision Music’s 21st anniversary with a new playlist. I picked 21 new songs from 21 of my favorite female solo artists to create the playlist. You’ll find a variety styles here, from well-known artists like Madison Cunningham and Lacey Sturm to lesser-known artists like Tenielle Neda and Abby Holliday—because you know that’s just how we do it here at IVM.
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March 2, 2021

Indie Vision Music x Song Blast Playlist March 2021

Continuing our “Song Blast Playlist” series into March 2021, I just made public the new playlist for this month. This will now be a monthly playlist series and will be updated throughout the month with NEW songs as they become available. Check out new, recent, and a few classics squeezed in there. This playlist WILL be updated during the month. Check it out here on our Spotify Profile. You can also find it below this message.… Continued →

February 15, 2021

Indie Vision Music x Song Blast Playlist - Number 3 & Number 4

We are hosting a Spotify playlist series and this week I am combining #3 (Click Here) and #4 (Click Here). The overall goal of these is to increase exposure for some great independent talent and hopefully, get some hefty plays. I think with enough attention we can increase plays while also drawing attention to great independent talent who have something positive to say. These plays will not only help independent bands who own their music but also independent labels who rely on streams and purchases across digital networks (yes, including Indie Vision Music).… Continued →

February 8, 2021

Indie Vision Music x Playlist Blast Week 2

I got this idea from the whole Gamestop / AMC Theaters / Silver concept being run through Wall Street by savvy investors and reddit users. In this case we are hosting a Spotify playlist to increase exposure for some great independent talent. The goal is to get these songs to 100,000 plays. It’s a hefty goal but I think with enough attention we can get it done. These plays will not only help independent bands who own their music but also independent labels who rely on streams and purchases across digital networks (yes, including Indie Vision Music).… Continued →

February 1, 2021

Indie Vision Music x Spotify Blast To Support Independent Bands and Labels

I am stealing this idea from the whole Gamestop / AMC Theaters / Silver concept being run through Wall Street by savvy investors and reddit users. In this case we have created a special Spotify Playlist to increase exposure for some great independent talent. The goal is to get these songs to 100,000 plays to support great bands. It’s a hefty goal but I think with enough attention we can get it done. These plays will not only help independent bands who own their music but also independent labels who rely on streams and purchases across digital networks (yes, including Indie Vision Music).… Continued →

December 28, 2020

October 3, 2020

55 New Songs from September 2020 You Should Listen To

While I haven’t been posting about it the past few months like I was earlier in the year, I’ve been continuing to update the New Release Sampler playlist on Spotify every month with new songs. I felt like taking some notes while I was putting the finishing touches on it today though and thought I’d share them readers. So here are the 55 new songs I picked out from September 2020 that I think that you should hear.… Continued →

July 6, 2020

Return of the Not-So-Weekly New Release Sampler

I’ve been creating new playlists every month this year that feature my favorite newly released songs. It turns out though it’s difficult to build a following when you’re constantly creating new playlists. So I’ve decided it’s time to resurrect the Weekly New Release Sampler that’s been stagnating for nearly a year now. Except it probably won’t be weekly anymore. Instead I intend to continue what I’ve already been doing this year by updating the playlist once a month with the best new releases.… Continued →

June 7, 2020

Playlist: May 2020

Did you hear anything good last month? I know I found a few new things to enjoy. I thought I’d try something new this time and include a few of the albums and EPs I listened to this month in addition to my Spotify playlist. Check it out and let me know what you were listening to during the month of May!
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February 25, 2020

Portuguese Christian Punk and Hardcore on Spotify

Hey Everyone! I pray all is well! I wanted to inform everyone of a new Spotify playlist I put together. I've been listening to a lot of foreign Christian artists lately. Portuguese is the second most foreign language of artists in my collection, so I thought people need to hear and know about this.

December 10, 2019

A 2019 Christmas Playlist

With just over two weeks left before Christmas now seems like the perfect time to share the Christmas playlist I’ve been working on with you. Since the beginning October I’ve been compiling all the new Christmas releases this year. Currently my count sits at 631 new Christmas songs this year. That’s a lot of new Christmas music! And while you could listen to all 20 new versions of “Joy to the World” if you wanted to, you might find my highly curated 2019 Christmas playlist a little less daunting.… Continued →

March 3, 2019

Indie Vision Music Spotify Playlists

I would like to welcome you all to check out and follow our 2 latest Spotify Playlists. We now have 3 official playlists on Spotify including the “Weekly New Release Sampler” that Noah puts together each week. Check out the new “Christian Emo and Indie Rock” playlist and “Christian Pop Punk and Punk Rock” playlist below. Any song suggestions for any of these playlists please leave in the comments section.… Continued →

November 1, 2018

Indie Vision Music Creates "Christian Pop Punk and Punk Rock Playlist" on Spotify

I decided it was time, time for some positive uplifting Christian Pop-Punk and Punk Rock Playlist curated by your friends at Indie Vision Music. This playlist is growing but the majority of it is complete. Check it out below and feel free to offer some suggests for bands/artists that didn’t make it on yet. Post your artist/song title below in comments. Thanks to Andrew Pickett for the cool 90’s inspired graphic. Let’s blow this thing up and gather a massive amount of followers.… Continued →

June 18, 2018

7 Bands I've Discovered on Spotify This Year

Spotify has become my go-to source for discovering new music. Between the personalized playlists, large community, and services that connect with it, Spotify is a great tool for finding your next favorite band regardless of how you listen to music. Here’s a few of my recent discoveries I’ve made on Spotify. 1. CLOUDLAND I just discovered CLOUDLAND last week on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist Christian. The alt-rock band hails from Fayetteville, GA and consists of Drake Bunton, Hogan Heim, Zach King, and Karmen Smith.… Continued →

June 11, 2018

IVM Spotify Weekly New Release Playlist

I just wanted to send out a quick note about the awesome Weekly New Release Playlist we have under the Indie Vision Music account on Spotify. Noah Hardwick has been cool enough to create these really cool playlists and maintain them. You can find this weekly updated playlist as well as all our other ones right here. Please follow Indie Vision Music on Spotify and help us spread out reach. If you are looking for new music and want to discover the latest talent, you’ll find it here.… Continued →

April 23, 2018

IVM Staff Picks Playlist on Spotify

Are you one of those people who when asked what kind of music you like always respond, “all of it.” Well lucky for you we have a pretty eclectic staff here at IVM and we’ve put together a staff picks playlist just for you. Two playlists actually. One playlist has new music perfect for finding your next favorite band. The other playlist is full of classics so you can find that band you missed out on all those years ago.… Continued →

April 3, 2018

5 Must-Follow Spotify Playlists

Everyone is talking about Spotify today because of their initial public offering. So I thought I’d take a minute to share a few of my favorite Spotify playlists with you. 1) New Music Friday Christian by Spotify New Music Friday Christian is just one of Spotify’s many, many, curated playlists. What’s great about this playlist though is every Friday Spotify completely updates it with freshly released new songs. Sometimes that’s a good thing–I mean who doesn’t want to be the first to discover the next big hit?… Continued →

February 11, 2018

April 3, 2017

The Business of Streaming and the After Effects of a Digital Marketplace

A really great article on the current explosion of the digital streaming marketplace and it’s subsequent takeover of standard music purchases can be read here (Billboard Article). It is interesting how much things have changed in the past decade and half. I remember the times of the pirates like Napster, Morpheus, Kazaa, etc. and how they threatened to undermine popular music. Then digital stores started popping up like iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, Amazon, Google Play, and many more.… Continued →

December 15, 2016

Indie Vision Music Releases Now On Digital Networks

Most of the old IVM Releases are now on several digital networks with more being added each day. I have added the iTunes/Spotify links for what is available right now. You can also check Amazon, Google Play, and Emusic for more. I will also be distributing a great new ep by a pop-punk band you’ve heard about recently so get pumped! I am working to get Hearts Bleed Passion Vol. 2 & 3 up on digital networks as well as Josiah, Dismissed “Self Titled Ep”, and a new Dismissed “Taking The Good With the Bad” Remaster that is being done by Seth at Simpul Studio off the original master recordings.… Continued →

February 6, 2014

Streaming Service vs. Streaming Service: Who Will You Choose?

In a heated battle between popular streaming services, I am coming to you our most loyal readers to get an opinion on which one you use (if you use one) and what your thoughts on it are. Do you use Spotify, Rdio, Beats, Google Play, iTunes Radio, Pandora, or other new service? Name your service and why YOU like it best. What features do you look for most in selecting a “Streaming” service? What media device do you “stream” these songs from?… Continued →