Indie Music Plus (IMP) was founded in August, 2015, with the mission to become the “Home of the Indie Musician”. Our aim is to provide the best services and creative solutions for Indie Artists worldwide. We highlight artists through our weekly FB Live Broadcast, YouTube videos, iTunes, Soundcloud, Dsound, Dtube, and blog reviews.
We have great passion for the emerging technology of livestreaming, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and we continue to find ways to bridge artists with the cutting edge. This is one of the reasons we feel we separate ourselves from other Indie Music platforms. In addition, we circulate all of our media content through our multi-faceted Social Media channels where our following has grown to over 250,000 Indie Music fans to date.
JoeJoeKeys – Owner, Founder, Operator
Joe Liedtke, aka JoeJoeKeys, is a classically trained pianist who started playing at age 12. Since 1998, Joe has been a professional touring musician, recording artist, and piano teacher. He has appeared on numerous albums, and has extensive experience writing music in addition to recording and performing.
Joe has shared the stage with a multitude of major acts including Joan Jett, P.O.D., The Roots, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Culture Club, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Some of Joe’s other passions include musical production, engineering, software development, and social media promotion for artists. He loves to write and perform original music, and his first full-length album as JoeJoeKeys released on September 2, 2014. Joe currently teaches piano at Rochester Academy Of Music & Art, Western New York’s largest privately-owned music school, in addition to operating Indie Music Plus.
David Werba – Owner, Web Dev, Editor-in-chief
David was raised within crawling distance of a gorgeous Steinway Grand piano, and he began tickling the keys at age 5. He learned trumpet in grade school, picked up guitar in high school, and later added drums, bass, and synth to his repertoire. While attending University of Illinois, he started his first band with a group of friends called Nurse Rick.
After moving to Phoenix, AZ, in 2002 David quickly co-founded MusicForte (MF) – an Indie Artist storefront site and Social Network that grew to over 110,000 members worldwide. While running MF for the next 9 years and starting his first Indie Music podcast, he released 2 albums under the name Mr. Rose – a solo project where David sang and played/recorded all the instruments.
In early 2012, David completed a 3-year project with Television/Media conglomerate Nexstar Broadcasting Group, where he worked as a marketing consultant, web developer, and producer of both local and national TV shows for FOX and NBC. In addition to his work with Indie Music Plus, David is the Owner/President of Werbonics LLC, Founder of Ewoth Dictionary, Founder of 1WorldNow Media, Former CMO at Musicoin ($MUSIC) and the Blockchain Advisor at Loly Labs and Emanate ($EMT).
Rob Hix – LiveStream Producer/Showrunner
Rob produces both of IMP’s popular livestream shows – Indie Music LIVE! and the Indie Musician’s Roundtable. Firmly planted on the cutting edge of livestream technology, his skills enable IMP to broadcast simultaneously to Facebook, Youtube, and Periscope with TV-style production. Rob’s quest for excellence is displayed through the 500+ livestream shows he has now produced for various brands online. You can reach out to Rob on Twitter HERE.
Contributors, Writers, and Critics:
Brandon Flowers, aka “B-Eazy”, is a Chicago-bred Emcee, Actor, and Hip-Hop critic. He’s also Artist/CEO at Different By Choice Entertainment, a Chicago based Entertainment company. Brandon helped inspire the IMP Mixtape submissions, and he occasionally passes through Indie Music LIVE with irreverent charm. Find B-Eazy on Twitter/Instagram – @EazyTheUnderdog
Katie Halligan is half of the duo Tart Vandelay. She resides in Rochester, NY, where she also owns ROC City Henna and is a freelancer at CITY Newspaper.
Fletch Towell is a vocalist, keyboardist, and talent coach based out of Chicago, IL. He’s also the frontman of the Fletch Towell Band – FletchTowellband.com
*** We also have gorgeous artists/critics such as Ryan Saul (Modern Sons), Kay Soul, Nadira Norjahan, Omega Sparx, P the Politician, and others contribute to our weekly Indie Music LIVE show where we critique songs from artists and submissions to the Indie Music Plus website.