How do I get my music on Spotify?


I’m an artist, how do I get my music on Spotify? You don’t need to be signed or have a record deal to get your music on Spotify. Having music from independent artists is important to us so we work with artist-aggregators to get their content uploaded. Click here for a full list of artist-aggregators. If you’re a self-published artist or small label without a delivery partner/platform Please visit our Labels page…. Read More

Interview With Alex Theesfield: A High School Rapper Who Is Getting It All

How did your music career start? My friends really put me onto Biggie & Tupac back in the day when I was a skateboarder. This was only 3 years ago though. But one day we were just skating around outside & it got too hot to be out, so we went to my friends house to chill. Us being huge Biggie fans, saw that Notorious the movie was on & we watched… Read More

If You Know All These Songs You Are Old: Amazing 90’s Hits


Below is 5 seconds of every #1 Billboard Hot 100 Hit From 1993-2011. If you happen to know the lyrics or general tune to all of these songs, you probably still use yahoo as your primary email account and think you should back up your files on a floppy disk.   Maximillian Garland| Bright Futura Columnist Remember to follow Bright Futura on Facebook, Twitter, or you can subscribe to our RSS feed.

Required Listening: February 2012


Every month, Bright Futura will identify songs from amazing, popular and/or completely unknown artists for you to review. It is your own responsibility to complete the assignment. Related: Required Listening: January 2012 Related: Required Listening: December 2011   Sabrina Ahmed | Bright Futura Columnist Remember to follow Bright Futura on Facebook, Twitter, or you can subscribe to our RSS feed.  

Bands and Bonds: Music and Friendship


(Vernon Keeve III) When I was growing up, I used to bob my head to TLC’s “What About Your Friends”. I took a verdant approach to the song—listening to the beat and only the beat. Then one day it dawned on me—not with this song, but another—if I would have just listened to the words of that damn song when I was younger, then some of that shit I went through would… Read More

Kids These Days finally in the door


A YEAR AGO, KIDS THESE DAYS WAS A CALLOW CHICAGO BAND FOR WHOM PLAYING LOLLAPALOOZA WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A DREAM. The near death experience of Vic Mensa The band’s MC, Vic Mensa, still wanted to attend the festival, but he didn’t have the money. So he tried to jump a fence to get in. Bad move. He ended up losing his grip and falling backward off the fence onto a transformer.