What is your name and band/label/etc?
Jacob Lentner - Lentner
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
Hmmm this is a tough one!
- Apacolyptic Love- Slash ft. Myles Kennedy
- All I Was - Tremonti
- Resolution - Lamb of God
- The Road- Aaron Lewis
- Some Nights - fun.
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
Well that has to be Myles Kennedy and Slash, but didn't really know they were playing together till this year. I am a huge fan of Alter Bridge, and Slash great of course too, so their album together is the best thing I’ve recently discovered
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
Well I’ll remember it in a different sort of way. I've been noticing the decline of local music, mostly because of the economy, so I'll remember this year as a year when local music was struggling to survive. However, when down, the only way to go is up!!
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
2013 will hopefully be a great year for us. We were recently able to pick up a booking agent, and now are networking is starting to show some results. We've been opening for more national acts, and hope to play out more than ever next year! If possible, it would also be great to record a full length album
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
This one is easy. Metallica. I have been a Metallica fan since I was 11, (22 now), and cannot wait to see what they've been up to since their release of "Death Magnetic"!!
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
Sites like Kickstarter to me, are variable. They have worked out great in the past, and I have known bands that have gone on tour because of their success on a fundraiser site. However, for other bands, they may not have the fan base or fans that are able to contribute to the group at the time, or the band simply cannot get their fans to follow up to the fundraiser site. So, I think those sites will stay for a while, but I don't think they'll become more powerful for bands then regular shows, or other social networking sites, like facebook, twitter, youtube, etc.