First Impressions Count. The Importance Of Brand For Your Band

Without doubt, the biggest challenge any new band or artist faces is getting their music heard.  So it’s important you give yourself the very best chance of cutting through. Sadly, just having great music is not enough. Bands frequently spend months writing and recording new material and then rush it out before considering the importance of

RCM Interview. Gemma Hill: My Life As A Session Musician

Gemma Hill is a session drummer and percussionist from near London who also teaches and writes for UK drum website mikedolbear. In this interview she talks about day to day life as a session musician and her experiences so far. When and why did you take up drumming? I’d been having violin lessons from the age of

Can You Recover From Free Music?

I’ve lost count of the number of articles I’ve read that insist bands and artists should give their music away for free.  Personally I believe, unless you have the benefit of on-going PR support or are reaching mass audiences through radio airplay, giving away your core product might just be a mistake you’ll never recover

Professional Photos For Bands On A Budget

Woolhouse Studios famous for their work with big name artists including the Prodigy  are giving something back. If you are an upcoming artist, band or producer and you want some high-end professional photographs on a low budget read on… Have you see the amazing graffiti Theo Keating did for his new Black Ghosts album? Well, that

Right Chord Music Workshop at The Alpha-ville Festival

Mark from Right Chord Music will be speaking at The Alpha-ville International Festival of Post Digital Culture. The workshop session takes place at 3pm on Saturday 24th September as part of the festivals ‘Innovation Space’  The session titled:  Design a successful Brand Identity and Marketing Strategy is designed to provide independent & unsigned artists with ideas

From Database to Fanbase. A Smarter Way To Use Mailing Lists.

Everyday there seems to be another music marketing article espousing the importance of mailing lists for bands and artists. But these articles all seem to be missing the point.  The key question is surely not do you need one,  (You do, by the way) but what do you do with it. Anyone can collect a

Six Brilliant Marketing Tools For Independent Artists

      Here is a round up of some of our favourite music marketing tools. 1. One Sheet: There is a growing need for bands and artists to aggregate existing content. I mean how many more social networks and profiles can your continually update? This website is genius, it pulls in your existing content from your

Facebook The Guide – For Bands And Artists

We’ve seen a ton of articles relating to Facebook best practice, but none of them really go far enough or go into enough detail to really add value. So rather than settling for second best, we decided to write our own best practice guide. We hope you find it useful. The Basics Customise your Facebook URL so