Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Website Coming Soon

Dear RAI Lovers and Readers,

I will be releasing RAI under a new URL  Feel free to browse this blog for nostalgia purposes.

Rising Artists International


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Changes to Come

This URL is coming back to life this summer but in the meantime visit RAI on Facebook:


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Under Major Construction

Dear Readers and Artists of Rising Artists International,

I am both sorry and pleased to announce that RAI is going through a major reconstruction.  While the basic online promotion that I offered through this blog was nice, it has only a very small chance of helping you, the artist reach your musical goals and aspirations.

For those of you that do not know, my name is Dave Leek.  I currently go to Rowan University for Radio/TV/Film production and very well might double major in Advertising by next year.  I produce my own music and DJ for any event that will let do it.  I love music and I love sound.  I will be done college in a little less then 3 years.  After that my plans are a little unclear, but my goals are very clear.

My Goals:

-Establish Rising Artists International as the leading Music Promotions Company in the world
-Release a few Albums featuring my own music and remixes
-Create the largest free music production website and organization in the world
-Host a yearly concert featuring myself and many other talented musicians and bands that will get bigger each year.

My schedule now allows approximately 5 minutes a day to dedicate to RAI.  I hope to one day make it my life.  But right now life is moving too fast.  Don't worry, RAI will be back shortly, and better then ever.


Dave L.


Monday, July 12, 2010

RAI's Blog Carnival 4th Edition

Welcome to the June 13, 2010 edition of rai's free music promotion.

Leonard Gilhooley x presents How to watch your favorite crime shows for free posted at Masters in Forensic Science, saying, "CSI, Monk, Bones, The Mentalist, Law and Order – with so many great crime shows, it’s easy to miss one while watching the other. Fortunately, a few new websites have sprung up to meet the demand and have your favorite shows for free. And, they’re legal."

Jennifer Meyer presents 25 Excellent iPad Apps for Scripture Study posted at Masters in Divinity, saying, "All world religions have scriptures that are studied by a multitude of scholars and believers. These excellent iPad apps can help tremendously with scripture study."

Jeff presents 6 Tips For Booking Your First Tour posted at Independent Musician Magazine | Chorus Magazine, Edmonton AB, saying, "6 essential tips for booking an independent tour."


Marisa Wikramanayake presents Music review: Moneen - The World I Want To Leave Behind posted at Marisa Wikramanayake.

Marisa Wikramanayake presents Music Review: The Beautiful Few's The Nights You Did Your Hair posted at Marisa Wikramanayake.

Marisa Wikramanayake presents Music Review: Nouvelle Vague's 3 posted at Marisa Wikramanayake.

Decibel Music Blog presents No Fatal Flaws with South Jordan | Decibel Blog | Your Place for New Music posted at Decibel Blog | Your Place for New Music, saying, "This is a band we reviewed back in December that we'd like to help promote."

John M presents An Interview with Philos | posted at, saying, "An interview with the up and coming American band Philos."

Lisa Taylor presents Top 10 Medical Movies of all Time posted at Nurse Practitioner Schools.

U2 Media presents U2 ALERT:Not playing O2 or Docklands posted at U2TOURFANS, saying, "U2TOURFNS provides a complete 360 Social Media Experience. You can download our site to your iTouch, Iphone, sign up on Facebook, Follow our tweets or just watch some of the thousands of hours of concert videos on our Youtube Channel."

Steve Chasey presents Lights up Portland, It's Rollaway! posted at S&S Travel the Long Way Round.

Jeff presents Review: CDBaby posted at Independent Musician Magazine | Chorus Magazine, Edmonton AB, saying, "A review of the popular music distribution service, CDBaby."

Jeff presents Tape, Tape Revolution - Independent Musician Magazine | Chorus Magazine, Edmonton AB posted at Independent Musician Magazine | Chorus Magazine, Edmonton AB, saying, "Why & how cassette tapes are making a comeback in DIY band circles."

Jennifer Saksa presents Comparing Audio Software: Recording, Editing and Mixing posted at NCH Software Blog, saying, "Choose the right audio software to record your band and vocals and mix for high quality demo tracks and more"


Jordy Clements presents CARNIVaL Danse Dement posted at Omaha Music, saying, "CARNIVaL Danse Demet is one of two large annual parties thrown by DJ crew 1/Fourth. With Ames, IA band The Envy Corps and Broken Spindles (Joel Peterson of The Faint) along to help out, The Waiting Room was transformed, at least for one evening."


Edward Phillips presents 20 Best Picture Films That Were Even Better Books posted at

Phil Lopez presents 10 Christian Tips to Survive Rush Hour posted at Christian Colleges and Universities.


jamie whitney presents the dragonfly posted at hipster-free, saying, "hey whats up? check out my most recent set @ the dragonfly in hollywood"

Solo Artist

Storm presents Welcome To The Official Website For Ametrine posted at Ametrine.

Storm presents New Song Added posted at Floopsy.

Abraham Juliot presents Thou Hast Doves' Eyes (Video) posted at Abraham Juliot.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Keith Andrew Small - Connected

- Keith Andrew Small
- Artist Type: Producer, Recording Artist, Singer, Lyricsit
- Main Genre: Acoustic Rock
- Main Website:

Bio / Description:

- I have been a member in 12 different bands over the space of about 15 years and have gigged the UK top to bottom. My musical experiences have included working with Miles Hunt of the Wonderstuff and playing venues such as Ronnie Scott’s and the London Astoria. I write my own music and lyrics, sing lead and backing vocals, play acoustic 6 & 12 string, electric lead and rhythm, bass, and keyboards and piano as well as producing and mixing. During my career I have been involved in creating a wide spectrum of music genres from Rock, Indie, Pop, heavy metal to relaxation music and instrumentals (Feel good/Romantic/Powerful/Emotional) etc. However, the closest to my heart is creating acoustic based songs. I currently have a running website to promote my music world wide. I am looking to move into the music industry on a full time basis as this is where I wish to pursue my full time career.

RAI Review:

"Purely great music.  From the voice to the smooth guitar melodies Keith Andrew Small is an amazing preformer.  Every sound is mixed perfectly and the lyrics can speak to everyone.  Keith Andrew Small has  transformed a techno jonkey and got me hooked on acoustic rock!"

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Friday, June 18, 2010

An apology

I would like to apologize to all of the connected artists of RAI and those that have been waiting patiently for the last few months to get connected.  My life has been a bit crazy in the aspect of finding time to actually work.  Rising Artists at the moment isn't a real job, but a hobby that I have fallen in love with.  It has been my dream now since last June to make RAI one of the top promotions company in the world.  And now is time for that to happen.  No more broken deadlines, and no more weekly dry spells on blog posts.

While I have been slacking on the business end of the stick, I have more then made up for in the planning ahead end of it.  In the might be near future RAI will open up a customizable merchandise shop for connected artists.  Every band needs its merch!  In the coming weeks also expect frequent twitter updates with awesome little links to free downloads and inside secrets, and even some exclusive artist interviews.  Expect a bi-weekly update for the "Artist Survival Guide" and a new artist every week!  RAI will even offer free account creation for popular music websites like ReverbNation and

This is going to be an exciting rest of forever.  So get ready and hold on!

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Get Ty Green on the Cordless Show

Ty Green, a long time member of Rising Artists International is looking for some help. puts on a monthly show in which voters decide who is going to play.  This month Ty Green, a hiphop artist and lyricist from London is giving it his best to make it in.

Be sure to check out his songs and give him your vote.  It takes no more then 1 minute to sign up and vote. .

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