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Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: A Lion Named Roar

We’ve had an amazing time with A Lion Named Roar, this week’s Needle in the Haystack winners! They have worked hard to get where they are in their musical careers, and their efforts are audible in every track you listen to. If you were unable to tune into our Tweet & A on Wednesday, we’ve put a little somethin’ together for you to check out”a phone interview with the band we recorded yesterday. Watch the video featuring our conversation below and let us know what you think!

Stay tuned to see what hidden musical gem we uncover next week.

Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: Chris Pureka

This week’s Needle in the Haystack artist, Chris Pureka possesses some serious talent. If you haven’t experienced it yet, make sure you go to Monday’s post to download Pureka’s free track, “Wrecking Ball” and hear her unique tone for yourself! Below we’ve included a short video from a phoner we had with Chris the other day. Check it out and be sure to comment, as we’d love to know what you think of her music. If you ever get the chance to see Pureka live, we think you should definitely take it because it sounds like a fantastic time. As always, stay tuned for next week’s Needle in the Haystack!

Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: Cameron Rafati

It’s been a great week with Needle in the Haystack artist Cameron Rafati! Cameron was generous enough to allow us to give away the free download “xOx” from his new album! It’s definitely a great track to have on your holiday play list! Hope you had time to check out the interview on MTVmusic.com. If not, no worries you can link to it here. We also conducted a phone interview with Cameron the other day that we’ve put together in a video below. Check it out and let us know what you think of this well respected OurStage artist!

Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: S-Preme

S-Preme is not only a great musician, but also just a great guy to talk to! He’s so passionate and has a ton of talent to offer the music industry. In our Tweet & A this week, we asked S-Preme what made his music worth listening to. He responded by saying that his music has something for everyone. We couldn’t agree more. Take a listen to his song “Popular” if you already haven’t. The song is the thought of being famous, the reality of not and the mindset that you always matter, says S-Preme. Below is a short video that we put together featuring our conversation with the man himself! Check it out and let us know what you think.

Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: The Orkids

It’s been a lot of fun working with the talented band The Orkids this week. We had a great Tweet & A with the band where their number of followers actually grew by 10% before our very eyes.  Seems like the short period of time during which the interview took place made an impact, and that was very cool to see! In addition to the Tweet & A, the band gave away a free track out on Monday that is worth checking out. To wrap the week up, we’ve put together a short video featuring the interview that we had with The Orkids yesterday along with some added material from the band. Let us know what you think!

Don’t forget to stay tuned for next week’s Needle in the Haystack artist!

Needle in the Haystack: Follow Up

It’s been an amazing week learning more about Mon Cheri. We found out a lot about them including that they love their fans,as well as some good old beer! In addition to playing great music, the band has an awesome sense of humor and seem like fun to hang out with! If you haven’t taken a listen to Mon Cheri, check out the blog post from the beginning of the week where they gave away the free track, “Psyche”! You can also find the band featured on MTVmusic.com here!

Stay tuned for next week’s Needle in the Haystack artist, and, as always, drop a comment if you dig what you hear from Mon Cheri!

Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: Yael Meyer

We hope that you all have enjoyed listening to and learning more about our Needle in the Haystack artist, Yael Meyer as much as we have. Our taste-making team discovered Yael Meyer sitting in the Top 10 of our Indie Pop Channel charts (Here’s a hint for all you Needle in the Haystack wannabes: We find a lot of our NITH artists on the Best Of charts. So be sure to participate in our competitions, and stay active on OurStage.)  If you haven’t already, download Yael’s free track, “Shed Their Fear” here!

Watch the video from yesterday’s interview with Yael Meyer. It was a lot of fun!

Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: Mel

It’s been a great week of promotion with our designated Needle in the Haystack Mel! He has some new and exciting things going on including his new, soon-to-be released mix tape, PS Mel. In our interview with Mel, we asked him how his uncle has influenced his music. Mel came back with a simple and reasonable answer. I grew up around the best, period. So, I only strive to be the best and won’t accept nothin’ less. Check out the rest of the interview below in our follow up video!

Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: Hannah Miller

It was great fun working with this week’s Needle in the Haystack winner Hannah Miller. Hopefully you learned a lot about her and, more importantly, discovered why we think she is worthy of the NITH title. With the free track on Monday, Q&A with MTV on Tuesday, Tweet & A with us on Wednesday and a phone interview yesterday, it’s been a very busy week! Keep up the great work, Hannah!

OurStage music fans, definitely have a listen if you haven’t already. You won’t be disappointed! To wrap things up, we’ve posted a video featuring Hannah below.

Stay tuned for next week’s Needle in the Haystack artist!

Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: Mitten

Wow, time sure flies by when you’re having fun! We’ve enjoyed a great week of promotion with our Needle in the Haystack winners Mitten. These talented young artists offered a free track on Monday, interviewed with MTV on Tuesday and took part in a Tweet & A session on Wednesday. Now it’s time to wrap things up with yesterday’s fun phoner.  Take a listen and let us know what you think!
Stay tuned next week for more talent to come.