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August, 2016

The Band Photo – Makes Me Want To Stab My Own Grandma!

Imagine all of the possibilities when planning a band photo-shoot, you could hire astronaut costumes and go to the zoo to take pictures riding on giant ancient tortoises. You could go to the pug puppy meet-up and take a photo … Read More

Songwriters – LinkedIn for a publishing deal?

Are you a songwriter targeting the holy grail of a publishing deal? I’ll be honest with you it’s an area of the industry I’ve not had a lot of experience in, however over the years I have been very lucky … Read More

10 mistakes made by unsigned originals bands on gigs

Over the past 20 years I have worked with hundreds of unsigned original bands and there are some mistakes that keep cropping up. So hopefully this blog will help you avoid them, or maybe recognise that your band is guilty of … Read More

S**T You should buy for your band

Hey Hey Hey Monkeys Are you in an unsigned originals band? Is it going to plan or have things slowed down a bit since the first few months of getting together? Maybe you have written & recorded a demo/EP and … Read More

Small but valuable investments to drive your band along

Hey Hey Hey Monkeys Are you in an unsigned originals band? Is it going to plan or have things slowed down a bit since the first few months of getting together? Maybe you have written & recorded a demo/EP and … Read More

All your dreams in 6 seconds

Ruth B was a young songwriter who used Vine to show off hooks and ideas of songs to her small but growing audience. One night, sat at her piano in her pyjamas, she wrote a simple hook melody after watching … Read More

Buckethead, Sight Reading or Naked Bass… Where have you placed yourself as a musician?

Musician strategy – Stay clear of the middle.. it’s safe and boring! HEY HEY HEY you crazy nutters! Every musician seems to want to work in the middle… by that I mean the safe, boring & highly competitive area. Come … Read More

Perfection Kills Music Careers … “I’m not ready”

The number one excuse I hear from musicians as to why they haven’t started getting themselves out there on social media is that their content isn’t ready. Are you guilty of saying any of the following? : The video’s I … Read More