Ascending Indie Music Star Provides Free Downloads, Gets Free Promotion: J. R. Byrd Feature
In 2014, Happyrnb reopened the free promotional door to indie artists sharing messages that heal. The latest of those celebrated artists and September 2014 pick, J.R. Byrd, strikes a strong note with everyday listeners and personal-growth heads, too.
Byrd sings to the strokes of his own guitar strings, shaping innovate, bluesy, yet hopeful, music that can please listeners with eclectic musical tastes. Even Byrd’s twitter handle suggests a cross-sectional following with Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday audience: [J.R Byrd] “strives to be a beacon of light through song.” It’s with that light on the mountain top inspiration that free downloads currently flow from the social media pages associated with this artist.
Byrd, whose frequent tour dates appear on his website profiles, is catering to a loyal following online by releasing music for free, garnering additional listeners and, perhaps, a brighter chance of attracting new fans in the process. Followers on his twitter feed may have just a moment’s notice when a new jam is dropped, with comments like this September 16th 2014 tweet to send them running: “I luv to hang out in the sky being that I’m a bird and all, tea 4 two? Download ‘Ascend’ free.” The simple, all be it catchy, bit of news was followed with the relevant link, and no doubt, several more witty and intriguing linguistic gems.
It’s not just Byrd’s gift with words that has the artist’s audience enraptured, but the consistent delivery of his enduring, enjoyable and lighthearted music. That repertoire has been compared to summertime melodies and colorful tunes from well-known artist Jack Johnson. These unique songs, which his site biography characterizes as a mix of rock n roll and funk, have the distinct elements of music which can become timeless: an enjoyable melody and an inclusive, yet seamless, mix of styles.
With one J. R. Byrd hit gaining attention as a positive songs pick and countless others providing enjoyment for fans worldwide, it’s no wonder the down to earth artist has gone from writing love songs for school yard crushes to adding a bit more sincerity and growth, all without losing the popular appeal which makes that growth spread. While other artists may see this bit of attention as a beacon to contribute positive songs in exchange for some well targeted promotion, the artist’s behavior can additionally suggest the following; share what you have via social media to expand your opportunities.
Byrd is no stranger to this suggestion. His online music-marketing and social media stardom places him in a position to benefit from sharing the best of what he’s made. As an indie artist, a functional “posi-artist” and a former (or current) wooer of crushes with words, it’s a wonder why so many hits are now available for free for new fans and old alike. Wonder or not, while supplies last at least, it’s worth taking a listen and perhaps a download or two as well.
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