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Ourstage

Ourstage: “Your tastes will not just generate exciting new music for you to discover, it will also help take deserving artists to the next level of their careers. So go ahead and let your ears decide tomorrow’s hit-makers today. ” A popularity...

Sonicbids

Sonicbids is an online electronic press kit machine – connecting bands and music promoters. Got a Sonicbids EPK? Working for...

Might as well send it to me too…

After receiving a bit of encouragement (let’s not call it nagging) from a bunch of musicians who love the SoundCloud service, I’ve added a Dropbox to my sidebar. There it is, just under the Search bar. That way, if you want to send me one of your songs,...

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...

Cherrypeel

Cherrypeel is the democratic music revolution, apparently. And by democratic, they don’t mean that it brings access to the excluded and disaffected; that it levels the playing field so that the powerful elite are not unfairly advantaged, or that it gives power...

Is localism important?

As part of Swn Festival (pronounced ‘Soon’) in Cardiff this weekend, I was on a panel discussing independent and DIY music business in the digital age. One of the questions asked (and it comes up a lot) was about whether localism and local scenes still...