Indie Music PLUSIndie 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.

In Late 2016, IMP started to form an alliance with a series of strategic brand partners. You can read more about it HERE.

JoeJoeKeysJoeJoeKeys – 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.

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Joe has toured through every region of the United States, being a featured member of multiple bands. Most notably Joe toured as a member of LP Outsiders (LPO), a prominent band signed to the major publishing company Windswept Pacific along with Duncan Sheik and Spice Girls. LPO was featured on the Disney Channel show Two Hour Tour in which they opened for 98Degrees. Adding to their media prominence, LPO’s song “Lint in my Pockets” appeared on the soundtrack for Three to Tango with Neve Campbell & Matthew Perry.

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 WerbaDavid 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.

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David started touring and recording albums in college, and after graduation he moved to Chicago in 1995. By the time he retired from live performance in 2002, David performed as the lead guitarist/composer in 5 notable Midwestern bands with varying genres of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Folk, Alternative, and Comedy. During this time he played over 800 live shows, recorded 23 albums, and signed with both Indie and Major labels. He also opened for some legendary groups such as Flaming Lips, World Party, Social Distortion, Dave Mason, and even Vanilla Ice! Another career highlight was becoming one of the first house bands on the Jenny Jones Show in the late 1990’s.

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.

PODCASTING. Since 2009 David has produced and co-hosted 3 podcasts – Music Forte Radio, The Fundamental Escape, and currently Indie Music Plus. Covering a wide range of topics from music to comedy to spirituality, he had the pleasure of working with some very well known guests. Paul Young (The Shack, Eve), Gavin McInnes (VICE Media), Milo Yiannopoulos (Breitbart), Rob Bell (Love Wins), Jay Mohr (SNL, Jerry Maguire), Brian Mclaren, Peter Rollins, and a whole slew of musicians from Indie to Mainstream.

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 HixRob 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:

Chris Swan

Chris Swan, aka “Luppy”, is a singer, writer, rapper, piano player, and trumpet player based out of St. Louis, MO. He has toured the world as a professional musician for over 20 years, and you can read more about him at – LivingLuppy.com

B-EazyBrandon 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

Jarrod Pedone

Jarrod Pedone is a composer, engineer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He earned a degree in Film Scoring from Berklee, and he’s also the man behind the band Ninth Floor Mannequin. Find Jarrod on Twitter/Instagram – @aJellyElectric

Katie HalliganKatie 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.

Marty LoFaso

Marty LoFaso is a guitarist and music educator from Rochester, NY. After studying music in Rochester and Boston he formed the band Tart Vandelay with his musical & romantic partner Katie Halligan.

Fletch TowellFletch 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

J Tizzle

Jeffery Townsend Sr., aka “J Tizzle”, is an author, producer, and recording artist based out of South Bend, IN. His unique production style blends World Fusion with Trance, Ambient, and Classical elements. You can read more about him at – jtizzlemuzic.com


Betty Leone

Betty Leone is a copywriter and editor based out of Lahaina, HI, with a passion for complete Twitter domination! She is a community manager at IMP, and also a blogger and research assistant at StrangeHuman.com. You can connect with Betty on Twitter at – @justahgrl

*** 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.