It’s a question we never thought we would have to answer.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

If you asked me 2 years ago if I thought Live venues would close and concerts would be no longer experienced in person, I would have said no way. Still, here we are, with venue doors closed, concert promotion companies out of business, and the world still in lockdown for the 3rd time.

The pandemic has changed the music world by closing music venues. This has left artists and music fans longing for those fun times where the music becomes that connector between musician and listener in a live setting. …


Supporting Indie Music Worldwide

Image for post
Image for post

The January 2021 issue is here..

Order your copy now : Available until January 30

This Collectors Edition Music Magazine has been created as a time capsule for Indie Artists worldwide.

Each edition has a theme that marks a time in indie music identifying the music creators, words from their heart, and reflects what’s happening in that month of music. From news shared by the artists to production tips and marketing advice, Indie Music Spin Magazine aims to present not only an informative read but an iconic publication that you will be proud to collect as an independent artist.

Imagine sitting down with a cup of coffee, physically holding a book created by Artists. …


The most important thing you can do for yourself

Image for post
Image for post

Written by Jacqueline Jax ( Picture by @anni_z_53 )

It’s never easy to walk away from something you once cared deeply about, but trying to rekindle something that’s not there anymore is mentally stressful.

At some point, you have to respect yourself enough to walk away from a relationship that no longer fits.

Realizing that you can’t force something that is not meant to be is the hardest part because it feels like you’ve lost or given up. That’s when the mindset has to change. To face the truth is difficult but hold your head up high, smile, and walk away to a brighter future.

That’s part of life.

There was once a time when I hung onto a relationship for years, even when I knew in my heart that it would never work out.

They say it takes twice as long to recover from a lost relationship as the time you spend inside that cacoon. I believe that to be true. …


The perfect weekday companion to help you power through their morning

Image for post
Image for post

The perfect weekday companion to help you power through their morning.

Start your day with Coffee and Jacqueline Jax every morning at 6am for a morning recap of the latest music and Pop culture news along with fresh new indie music.

This mixture of comedy, internet, pop culture and music news is one of the best ways to wake up every day. The Jax Daily Podcast is in collaboration with Indie Music Spin, a website and music magazine that features what’s trending in indie music.

Win a Starbucks Gift Card on the show. Listen to find out how to win..

Listen on Podcast:

Have a great day.

Jacqueline Jax


Is the 90’s making a comeback?

Image for post
Image for post

2020 was full of surprises. The biggest music shifts that we watched this past year included plenty of revivals from the 70’s, 80's and even the 90’s. Music creators combed old albums for what they use to admire and seemed to fall in love all over again with electronic synths, pop melodies, R&B vocals and plenty of spaciously wet vocals.

Here’s our Curators picks for this last week in 2020.

Track List:

Night Stuff by Nick De La Hoyde @Nickdelahoyde1

Sydney based singer songwriter growing up with global influences that he weaves into his sound.

https://open.spotify.com/track/1IQBvIW9ROtV10QElD47PX?si=H7VsZec1TaWC-Jh088X0Hg

Talk in Circles by Fare @WeAreFare

Ryan Lafferty and Charlie Maynard electronic pop soul project that infuses unique dark sounds with sentiment and vulnerable lyrics.

https://open.spotify.com/track/4DX2HRrj0MqVmHanCwCFB4?si=oAFMUn2oSZmnGCRG7fQZ0A

Head in a Bottle by Gerle

A beautiful voice that floats over easy R&B melodies. …


Here are 11 new singles just released that tell a great tale.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Nadin Mario on Unsplash

2021 has brought us many things. I, for one, am especially thankful for surviving the year. As I was browsing through hundreds of new singles in my first week of January, I realized that our new music creators had a lot to say about their year.

Here are 11 new singles just released that tell a great tale.

Listen on Podcast

Reverie by Becoming Young Inspires us to Face the Storm with Love

Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Brandon Calano, writes and performs under the alias Becoming Young. A name he says represents the journey to let go of everything we are not, so we can become who we were meant to be all along.

Becoming Young deftly fuses, pop, folk, and narrative singer-songwriter genres with authenticity and swagger. The urban flavored, electro-pop artist recently released his debut pop album, Feeling Single…


Here’s how to know when it’s time to bring on an expert

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Michael Mongin on Unsplash

Anyone serious about turning a music hobby into a music career knows that success in this industry isn’t just about making good music. Talent is just the core of a successful music career.

It’s the product that opens the door, but the impression you make that makes you memorable.

If you have a great product, and you are ready for that next step, I think it’s time you started hiring a solid marketing team to work on making you memorable.

If the AVA Team is willing to work with you, then you’ve created something special, so take advantage of that open door while the timing is right. ( Apply here: https://www.avaliveradio.info/promote-your-music )

The current Indie Music Industry Landscape

With 40k songs being launched daily online and over 35 million songs on Spotify alone competing against yours for streams and fans, you must understand how a music marketing team can help you stand out. …


The latest Instagram updates explained

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

This last year has been an educator for people. Due to social distancing and quarantines, people of all ages were forced to learn how to live stream.

That movement has been impactful for social media as more people all over the world now understand how to use the tools. This is bringing even more fresh content to TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and facebook.

If you want to dominate social media, you’ll need to know a few important things to get started on right away.

Short Form Video:

  • Become a short-form video creator: Video is the most popular type of content this year. You can use the free tools offered on phone apps like TikTok or Instagram Reels / Stories to create engaging content that can be saved to your phone and launched across multiple platforms. …


Podcasts that made a difference this year while you were drinking coffee

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

A collection of the best podcasts of 2020, gathered in one place for you, right here.

From news to inspiring chats, these podcasts are filled with interesting content that will keep you entertained while your cozy at home or on your drive to work.

The Daily:

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

Stuff you should know

If you’ve ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.


Is this the future of the music industry?

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Hao Rui on Unsplash

Why is Universal Music Group building content creation studios in London and LA?

One simple reason. They discovered how to reach fans post -Covid19. One of the biggest changes in the music industry 2020 is the shut down of music venues. Artists have not only suffered the massive loss in revenue but they also lost that deeper connection to their fan base that those concerts provided. Then something remarkable happened. Musicians started to adapt. I would expect nothing less from this beloved and resilient industry.

TikTok was just one of the incredible outlets that revealed itself as a connection point for artists and fans after Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours became the top 10 album this week more than four decades after its release thanks to a viral TikTok video that had everyone vibing along to “Dreams.” …

About

Jacqueline Jax

Radio Host @AVALIVERADIO ❤️ Journalist ❤️ I write for people who expect more from life and strive to improve their mindset. You’ll find inspiration here.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store