Dumb & Dumber – Why you need to avoid ‘pay to play’ events

Dumb & Dumber - Why you need to avoid 'pay to play' events
A few years ago, I wrote a blog piece about the proliferation of music gigs and music competitions that were based around the principle of bands being asked to sell a certain number of tickets to their ‘fans’ before they could take part in a ‘awesome’ regional gig. The scam worked by taking a vote ...

Don’t you miss Independent Record stores?

Some consider the collapse of HMV to be the final nail in the coffin for music retail. Today, I experienced a shopping experience that left me feeling warm inside. A small store packed to the rafters with great music, all well organised for the casual browser, friendly staff and a lovely small town location. I ...

Internet Guide To Making Money for Musicians – Part Two 1

Internet Guide To Making Money for Musicians - Part Two
WHICH MUSIC PLATFORM SHOULD I USE? This is the second part in our series of guides for musicians on the subject of how to maximise your returns from your music online. In this article we’ll concentrate on sites that give you maximum returns for your sales. In terms of % share the best 3 sites ...

2nd Life Band – Boon’s Progress & Interview

With over 46,000 Facebook fans, regular TV and radio appearances, social buzz and professional management you’d have thought everyone should have heard of 2nd Life Band. The fact that they hail from South Africa may go some way to explaining the absence from radar screens. Undeterred the band have plugged away and adopted a highly ...

Internet Guide to Making Money for Musicians – Part One 1

READ THE CONTRACT or T&C PAGE!!! This is the first in our series of guides for musicians on the subject of how to maximise your returns from your music online. Before we get into the nitty gritty of the how, why and what, I thought we’d start with reference to a salutary tale indicating the ...

Fundervine helps musicians get cash to make an album

Fundervine helps musicians get cash to make an album
Fundervine is a new crowdfunding platform for music and film projects. If you’ve never heard of crowdfunding it enables bands and filmmakers to raise funds to make a film or album and numerous other things that you may otherwise have to find the cash from your own pocket. Users can simply register, create a project ...

Do you feel disengaged from online music services?

Do you feel disengaged from online music services?
Feeling worn out? Uploaded your music to a dozen sites and not much happening? We’ve all heard how easy it is to market your music on the web but the trouble is 100 million other artists are all doing the same thing. The chances of someone finding your music are like the metaphorical needle in ...

Amazing new way to fund your next album or gig

Amazing new way to fund your next album or gig
Fundervine is a great new way to get funding for a music or film project. The platform uses crowdfunding to gather pledges from your fans and supporters. You’ll even get new fans and backers by creating a short pitch about your project to convince them why you need the money. Unlike other platforms Fundervine is ...

New Blog!

It made sense to move our blog to our real domain and so here we are. If you came here from the old blog thanks for visiting. As a starter for 10 I read with interest the new article at The Music Void about the viability of investing in music startups. It’s a very interesting read ...