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Priscilla Ahn

The MIMO Interview: Priscilla Ahn

Since her early days playing open mics around New York City clubs in the mid-2000s, singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn has become something of a staple in the indie music scene. Her warm, folksy style has landed her tour slots with the likes of Joshua Radin, Ray LaMontagne, DeVotchKa and even Willie Nelson, and her songs have become regular fare on prime-time shows like Grey’s Anatomy and motion pictures like My Sister’s […]

Steve King

The MIMO Interview: Steve King, Imagem [2013 In Review]

Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement series

The interview series MIMO conducted with music publishers and supervisors last fall contains crucial information for indie artists who are serious about a career in today’s music market. We are concluding our review of 2013’s most important articles by reviewing this entire interview series. Earlier this week, we shared a two part interview with Heather Gardner, music supervisor for Vapor Music. Today, we revisit an interview with Steve King of […]

Heather Gardner

The MIMO Interview: Heather Gardner, Vapor Music (Part 2) [2013 In Review]

Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement series

Finishing up our month of reviewing key MIMO articles from 2013…here is Part 2 of Jeff McQ’s interview with Heather Gardner, music supervisor for Vapor Music. First published last fall, this was part of an important series of interviews about song placements and synced music as an outlet for indie musicians.  Check out part 1 here.  Enjoy! –Ed.    *****   MIMO:  What type of sound quality are you looking […]

Heather Gardner

The MIMO Interview: Heather Gardner, Vapor Music (Part 1) [2013 In Review]

Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement series

We  conclude our January review of the best posts on MIMO in 2013 with an important series of interviews that should be especially helpful to indie singer-songwriters and composers.  In recent years, song placements for media have become a major possible outlet for DIY musicians who might not otherwise get their music heard, and some indie musicians have built successful careers around such placements. Last fall, Jeff McQ interviewed several […]

Blue October Sway

The MIMO Interview: Blue October [2013 In Review]

One of our best-received MIMO interviews from the past year was the one Jeff McQ did back in August with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October. On the eve of the band’s new album release Sway, Furstenfeld seemed notably enthusiastic and hopeful as he talked about the dynamics of “going independent” with Blue October, and about his own newfound sobriety. We thought this interview was definitely worth revisiting. Enjoy. –Ed.   […]


The MIMO Interview: Lissie Talks “Shameless” [2013 In Review]

2013 was a great year for MIMO interviews, from industry representatives to Platinum-selling artists. In this piece from June, Jeff McQ got a chance to ask folk-rocker Lissie a few questions about her upcoming record Back To Forever (released this fall), and about the single “Shameless” in particular. The conversation produced some insightful and vulnerable moments that are worth revisiting. Thanks again, Lissie. –Ed. ***** Folk-rock singer/songwriter Lissie is one […]

Shout Out Louds Optica

The MIMO Interview: Shout Out Louds [2013 in Review]

As is our custom, toward the end of the year and the beginning of the next, we like to take a look back at some of the more memorable articles published to MIMO. We begin our review of 2013 with an interview David Tillman did with Swedish indie band Shout Out Louds. When we interviewed Carl von Arbin via Skype, the band was actually rehearsing in Sweden, about to launch […]


The MIMO Interview: Introducing Malkovich

Meet Malkovich, a rapping entrepreneur from L.A. who has logged more airline miles than most of us combined. Having returned to the U.S. from a prolonged stint in Namibia and Europe, just last week he released a new video for a song of his most recent studio album, Great Expectations, available on Bandcamp. The Iran-born, U.S.-raised rapper may be known in some circles for his “I Ran So Far Away” […]

Jessica Cole

The MIMO Interview: Jessica Cole, Lyric House Publishing

Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement series

For DIY musicians and songwriters who want to venture into song licensing and placement, but who have little in the way of industry connections, a good music publisher can be a powerful ally. Where music publishing has historically been thought of in the context of getting music into print and onto records, more and more publishers are turning their focus to the wide-open market of song placement and sync. Unlike […]

Steve King

The MIMO Interview: Steve King, Imagem Creative Services

Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement series

Continuing our interview series on “Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement,” Music Is My Oxygen has been talking with a number of music industry professionals to get their best advice on how DIY musicians can tap into the growing market of song licensing and placement. Steve King is the Director of Creative Services for Imagem, a large independent music publisher with a huge and diverse catalog encompassing everything from classical and […]

Christina Grimmie With Love

The MIMO Interview: Christina Grimmie

In many ways, 19-year-old pop singer/songwriter Christina Grimmie is a picture of indie artist success. Although unsigned, she’s released an EP and a full-length album, gained a global following, toured with her mentor Selena Gomez, and even won an American Music Award as a “New Media Honoree,” (an honor also awarded to hip-pop duo Karmin and rapper DeStorm Power)–all largely through building and maintaining a strong fan base through social […]

Capital Cities

The MIMO Interview: Capital Cities

A couple of years ago, few people had ever heard of electro-pop act Capital Cities. They started off as most indie bands do, with an EP, a single, and a lot of hope. As it turned out, that single, “Safe and Sound,” topped the Modern Rock charts in 2011, attracting the attention of Capitol Records, who signed the act in 2012. “Safe and Sound” got another big push with a […]

Lucy Schwartz Timekeeper

The MIMO Interview: Lucy Schwartz Talks about “Timekeeper”

For being a young indie artist, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Lucy Schwartz has certainly made the rounds. At age 23, she’s already had dozens of song placements in film and television (most recently her song “Boomerang” on the Season 4 finale of Arrested Development, now available on Netflix). She’s also co-written with the likes of Landon Pigg and Aqualung, toured with Lilith Fair, and even covered a Carpenters song on the […]

Terrace Martin 3ChordFold

The MIMO Interview: Terrace Martin Channels Quincy Jones For 3ChordFold

Sporting a blue Dodgers cap and a home Dodger jersey (Ryu #99), Terrace Martin steps outside the sauna atmosphere of the brightly lit Woodworks Records studio off Manchester Boulevard in the heart of Inglewood to catch a breath. He’s slightly inebriated from an alcoholic beverage or two, and talks a mile a minute. This is how he is most of the time, words rolling off his tongue like notes from […]

Blue October Sway

The MIMO Interview: Blue October

For over a decade and a half, Texas-based alternative rock act Blue October have been steadily building a solid fan base and a reputation for making great music. Their first big foray into the spotlight came in 2006 with their Platinum-selling album Foiled and their first Top-40 single “Hate Me.” Even after going independent from Universal a few years ago, their albums have seen greater and greater chart success, with […]

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