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TDL Profile: Jake Walden

For singer-songwriter Jake Walden, technology wasn't always a friend. He didn't get his own computer until the age of 25. In just a few years though, Jake has not only joined the online masses, but he's using twitter, facebook, and youtube to self-promote his music, and it's working. Two of his songs were recently featured on ABC primetime shows, and his fans are helping contribute and create unique music videos of their own to his music.

Jake talks about his music, the renaissance of singer-songwriters, and how technology helps him connect to fans:



TDL Profile: Singer / Songwriter Lauren Zettler

Singer/Songwriter Lauren Zettler is a social media ninja. She uses twitter, facebook, myspace, and especially YouTube to connect to fans, and to get her music in front of new people. Lauren also uses Apple products throughout her DIY music operation. From keeping all those social media channels updated via her iPhone, to recording her tracks in Logic, Lauren is finding success without a big record label.

Her Two EPs and a holiday album are available through iTunes, which Lauren says is a great outlet for independent artists looking to reach a more mainstream audience.

I recently spoke Lauren about how she uses technology to craft her indie/folk/pop songs, and why we don't hear many songs about technology: