Joining us this week on the New Music Business is Johnny Cloherty, the founder and CEO of Songfluencer. Songfluencer is a global, innovative creative marketing agency of music experts that turns followers into fans by strategically pairing songs, artists, and brands with key tastemaker influencers on music-forward social media platforms including TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. They’ve worked with artists such as Lil Nas X, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Fleetwood Mac, and many more.
The Rare Occasions are an LA-based, New England-bred indie rock band known for their explosive garage rock anthems with catchy vocal harmonies. In 2021 the band released their first album as a trio, Big Whoop, which received significant press and radio play. Around the same time, their 2016 track “Notion” went viral on TikTok and continues to make waves, topping Spotify’s viral chart in the US and several other countries, and later landing on Billboard’s alternative charts and top 100 singles charts in the UK, Ireland, and Canada. The Rare Occasions released their new EP, Attaboy, on November 4th, 2022. The first single off the EP “Seasick” has already garnered the attention of radio DJs across the country including SiriusXM’s Alt Nation with the second single “Not Afraid” being an explosive follow up. After sharing Attaboy’s hard-hitting riffs, danceable grooves, and ear-catching melodies with audiences across the nation on their Fall 2022 headline tour, the band has shifted its efforts towards new music in 2023.