Iron Lion’s FREE music industry tips! Pt.1

ILW MUSIC INDUSTRY TIPS:

Show booking:good luck booking Friday’s & Saturday’s,club owners use those nights to get ahead,so don’t expect a booking or a fair deal!If u get one,GO ALL OUT!!!

Opening acts:all the credit goes to the headliner as far as industry reports and how many tix were sold!You are simply a contributor to that,so you cant come back and say,I sold 500 tix at my last show! Un unh the headliner did

Artists:is your intention to be a star on somebody’s label who is pimping you?Remember,budgets for new artists are few to none.For example,”Sorry,we are already trying to sell Drake!”Regardless,Join SoundExchange or you a dumb artist!

Producers/Beat-riddim makers:sell your beats for cheap and get your name out there,take music lessons so you can express feelings better!For example,Minor chords create a sad or more bluesy feel!Musicians know those type of things!

Writers:BEST GO FIND A LABEL/MANAGER/ARTIST WHO WANTS TO RECORD YOUR SONG,oh and join ASCAP as a writer/publisher…u just should ok!
This is just some of my pointers!I hope they help someone,it’s my way of giving back after so many years being blessed by the music business! Any questions,holla!Check my blog for more tips,coming soon!

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Carib Brunch brings irie vibes in RVA @63Thirty5 w/ iRon Lion & Dj Jr. Mixx

 

Sunday morning,the table was set proper in RVA as 63 Thirty5 hosted a Carib bearthday party for a few friends and presented reggae band iRon Lion @ The Knotty Lionz “elder edition!” Shango Roots,Ras Mel & Ken Joseph feat. myself,iRon Lion served the place a heavy dose of heaven sent reggae music!Roots & lovers rock vibrations!

The food was excellent w/ choices ranging from omelets to waffles to jerk chicken to ox tails and everything in between!The bar provided drinks to quench your thirst and the staff stayed on point w/ great service all day keeping patrons well irie!63Thirty5 provided a perfect setting for this Carib bearthday brunch celebration!

 

As the band dropped into nuff classic reggae music from Bob Marley to Beres Hammond and even a lil U.S. soul,the friends,family and staff in attendance chillaxed,grooved and danced to sweet reggae music in an urban 🌴 island 🌴 soul setting on a beautiful breezy day in RVA full of love and good vibes!

Dj Jr. Mixx and crew blazed the place w/ pounding bass sound system selections that had the crowd skanking n grooving to a fresh reggae mix session then later in the afternoon turned up w/ some blazing soul & hip hop mixes and without a doubt more fiyah dancehall vibes!

Big ups RVA for the good vibes,whispers of this event being on the 1st Sunday of each month are in the air!So,Jah willing we will see you at the next one.Stay tunes for the inside scoop by following the blog and subscribe to the mail list at http://www.ironlionworld.com

 

1 LOVE RVA REGGAE MASSIVE,MORE LOVE! -i Ron

The best mid-Atlantic U.S.A. beer,food & music venues team w/ iRon Lion & The Knotty Lionz Band!

I go where the good vibes flow!Drinks are tasty,food is delicious and people are kind and as we say “irie”! 2019 will be a nice year filled w/ reggae concerts worldwide!From Rebel Salute in Jamaica to the Jamrock cruise later in the year,you can expect it!However,in the mid-Atlantic USA you can count on iRon Lion & The Knotty Lionz Camp,my fraternity of seasoned touring reggae musicians,to deliver positive vibes all summer as usual.Big up elders like Ras Mel,Ras Anatole,Shango Roots,D-iRie,Darryl Burke,Ken Joseph,Frank Javois,Pnut and many more who help me on this journey and my younger lion bredren Ras Greg,Nick B.,Brent Finlen, Ryan,Trevor,Luke,David and sooo many more!

The venues who keep us rockin and uniting!We THANK YOU,we SALUTE YOU!You know who you are but we will let the people know who you are,some of you are:

I hope to see many old and new faces in Baltimore @ Nicks Fish House,Ivy City Smokehouse in D.C.,Yorktown Pub in Yorktown,Virginia as well as Three Notch’d Brewery and Downtown27 in the Shenandoah Valley and The Asylum in Lewisburg,WVA,The HOF and 63Thirty5 in RVA,West Beach Tavern in Virginia Beach and Draft Tap Room in Cville,Va. are just some of the venues we will return to!Respect to these venues for stepping up to the plate 1st and giving us dates where we have,can and will unite with our fans,friends and family,old and new!

I’m currently booking more shows and accepting select offers so if I can help your event or venue,don’t hesitate to contact one of my agents,Dave or Chris,depending on your location!

All the contact info is on the website http://www.ironlionworld.com or email ironlionworld@gmail.com and I will put you in touch with the right person!

Hey,let’s have fun and let love lead the way this year! Stay blessed,Ronnie aka iRon Lion! 🦁

Island Vybrationz hits Harrisonburg @Three Notch’d Brewery

 

Bless up reggae massive and iRon Lion friends!I look forward to having another reggae party Saturday,Feb. 23 in Harrisonburg w/ my JMU peeps.It’s always a pleasure to be home djing and performing over trax made in my childhood neighborhood!30 years ago as a kid I never would of imagined it!Right down the street form Three Notch’d Brewery is the house I spent my childhood in and started my dreams of being iRon Lion.

But anyway,the venue has a great beer selection and a nice artsy vibe right across from Burger King,so come on in,it’s free/no cover,chill from 8-11pm if you are in the area,if not,share the info with those who are!

I’ll be performing songs from my Reggae Party cd and more plus djing some of the best current and ole skool reggae mixes on the planet!I keep merch on hand at my shows so you can bring a donation for an item of your choosing!I often do games/prizes and giveaways so be prepared to have some fun!Well,see you at the party,gwan and tell somebody! ONE LOVE!

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***LIVE SHOW VIDEO FOOTAGE*** iRon Lion performs hot original reggae songs!

Often times as working musicians/artists we get caught up in music and the rat race so deep that we forget to express ourselves from an original standpoint.However,in January and February I was blessed to do some shows with my bredren from VA and it was nice for that reason!Not only did we big up the king Bob Marley but we shared some original music with our hometown family and friends!

These video clips captures the vibes in Staunton where we dropped into some original material like “Reggae Party”,a hot reggae-rock club song which has exposure on international platform Reggaeville and “Good Time” aka “I don’t wanna hurt u girl”,a crowd favorite which features Lefty Luke on vocals also!Hand-crafted lovers lyrics promising to never hurt the girl of your dreams,with a bouncey reggae riddim,this song is rising in online & live popularity daily!A video is in our future plans as well as more live dates!

Check both videos out and leave us a comment on your thoughts and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the IRON LION WORLD YOUTUBE channel,as we’ll be bringing more footage to you courtesy of I Vizion Films and friends!Also,let us know where you’re at and we’ll try our best to come perform in your area if you wish!Til then,blaze it!

booking/press contact: ironlionworld@gmail.com (Ronnie)

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iRon Lion’s “King of King’s” single on international platform Reggaeville

iRon Lion’s Reggae Party cd which won the 2016 Virginia Reggae Award boasts a hot single on international reggae platform Reggaeville’s/Soundcloud site.Thanks to the songs producer StableRoots Productions Chris Whitley who toured the world with Culture in their glory days,the link was made w/ Reggaeville and the song’s following has been growing ever since!The lead single off the 10 track cd which features no samples,it praises the Rastafarian God, Haille Selassie I,the King of Ethiopia.Reminiscent of Bob Marley’s “Give Thanks and Praise” or Peter Tosh’s “Rastafari Is”,this song is bound to grow as an anthem with Rasta’s worldwide!A lyric video is in the plans to support the song further and it is available on all digital media outlets for download!Follow iRon Lion at http://www.ironlionworld.com #ReggaePartyCD #KingOfKings #iRonLion #ironlionworld #Reggaeville #Soundcloud

 

Listen to “King of Kings” courtesy of Reggaeville and Soundcloud here:

iLW’s Marley weekend shows a blast!

Last Friday and Saturday reggae artist & band leader,(that’s me of course)iRon Lion,paid tribute to the king Bob Marley with a few shows in Virginia!First off was The Hoff Building in RVA!Big ups to Peter LeBlanc and the staff for a sweet night which featured iRon Lion(keys/vox) & D.C. veteran Shango Roots(bass/vox) sharing vocal duties!Knotty Lionz musicians for the evening Trevor P. and Luke Burket blessed the house with hardcore drum and guitar sounds as well as the hot single “Hurt U Girl” by iRon Lion & Luke B. which is a crowd favorite!Requests for a download site for it and more live performances have been tremendous!

Saturday was no different as the 3 reggae amigos pulled up in Staunton,Va. @Downtown27 aka The Clocktower w/ special hip hop guest Quiet Asassin on board and w/ a surprise guest,David,from Crowned Anbessa(Va Beach)  blazing the bass with his Victor Wooten and Family Man mixed type of playing!The 4 sounded sweet all night as pointed out by plenty of ticket buying fans in attendance and also the soundman Boris!Once again,”Hurt U Girl” dominated the show as people tend to love it when iRon Lion and Luke bring their sweet harmony and unity to the stage!Other songs that stood out were a cover of “Stand by me”,originals like “Papaya” & “Feels so good” and a blazing opening performance of “Reggae Party”!

 

Look forward to more from this lineup as these bredren represent Virginia/east coast reggae to the fullest!Recent talks about a Florida and a west coast tour have been mentioned!

 

for bookings contact: ironlionworld@gmail.com