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Lies Like These

I’m in Manchester at a music industry conference called Un-Convention. It’s one of those events where you know quite a few of the people involved, and the ones you don’t, you get to know quite quickly. After the last band played last night, a bunch...

Amateur nonsense

This is not an ad. Well, yes – obviously it’s an ad, but Microsoft have not paid me to place this here. I bring you this just to spark a discussion about the endgame of music performance and production in the digital age. Because although this is...

What's a Netlabel?

There seem to be three main approaches that independent artists take to the idea of record labels these days. The first is that record labels are the best way to get your music out to the public. The internet is all well and good, and we are in favour of it, but...

Radar Music Videos

Radar Music Videos is a clearing house to connect artists with video makers. There’s a recommendation system and a showcase of prior work. Filmmakers can pitch for commissions, and artists can lay out their budgets and briefs, and solicit proposals. A good way...

MixMatchMusic

With over 2500 guitar, bass, keys, drum and other music stems and works-in-progress added to its catalog since it debuted in mid-September, MixMatchMusic is a place for music professionals to collaborate, share stems and make music with other musicians from around the...

How can I get a music video?

One of the best ways to promote your music is through the use of video. While not all of us have the massive budgets sometimes at play in the world of MTV, not of all of us are happy with the results of a handheld camera in the rehearsal room either. And there’s...