The Blue News Reach Over 1,000,000 Streams on Spotify & Youtube

Nashville, TN – September 25, 2019 – - The indie rock band The Blue News announced today that they have reached over 1,000,000 streams on Spotify and YouTube. The unsigned rock band comes from a rural area near Terre Haute, Indiana and was formed in 2006 by singer-songwriter Brent Orndorff and drummer/co-producer Dustin Richardson who now resides in Nashville, Tennessee and works as a studio engineer and producer. The band’s music has seen a swell in listeners after their songs were chosen over a dozen times for placements on national television, Netflix series, film trailers, video games and film. They managed to accomplish this without the support of a manager, publisher or major label team. The Blue News remains self-managed and was self-produced until they had a chance to work with eminent music producer Sylvia Massey on their 2011 album titled Wartime Songs. Massey worked in the studio alongside multi-platinum producer Rick Rubin and helped produce famous albums by Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the double-platinum album Undertow by the band Tool. 

Most of their 1,000,000 streams have generated within the past 3 years and include the band’s top 4 songs on Spotify and YouTube. The 4 songs were licensed for use in the video game Rebel Galaxy in 2016 and a surge of streams resulted from playlists of the game’s acclaimed soundtrack. The songs are: “Stay Gone For Good”, “Old River”, “Same Old Story” and “Promiseland”. Among their other most popular songs are “Just a Game”, “Love’s So Strong”, “Come Back Home”, “Two Lovers” and “Hypnotized” all of which have been selected at some point for music licensing placements and helped the Indiana songwriters generate a steady stream of music royalty payments from continuous international use. 

The band currently has 4 albums available (only Wartime Songs is available on CD currently) but they have announced both an acoustic EP, which will feature acoustic revisions of previously released songs, and a full-length album of all new rock songs planned for a 2020 release. The Blue News plans to perform tour dates in the US & Canada to promote their new album in 2020 and will play with a full band featuring guest musicians. If you’re a rock music fan and want to check out some new original music or learn more about The Blue News, visit their website at and follow them on social media. The band has music available on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Pandora Radio, Amazon Music, CDbaby and their CDs can be ordered by most record stores.

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