Inspirational quotes

Inspirational quotes for singers

If you’re in search of a little motivation, then take a look at these inspirational quotes from singers and music industry execs. We have words of wisdom from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Ed Sheeran and Adele on everything from success to style, and performing to artistic priorities. Aretha Franklin on self confidence “Be your […]

Spotify

Spotify to end indie artist upload scheme

Indie artists take note: Spotify is making changes to the way you can submit music to the service. Here’s what you need to know. Spotify is pulling the plug on a feature that allowed indie artists to upload their music directly to the platform. This means artists who were using Spotify’s Upload Beta feature have […]

Belau on collaborating wtih vocalists

Dance duo Belau on collaborating with vocalists

Electronica duo Belau has a strong track when it comes to collaborating with vocalists and recently joined forces with British singer Sophie Barker. Hungarian dance act Belau are rising stars on the European music scene thanks to their trademark sound, an uplifting combination of chilled out beats and ethereal vocals. To help create this evocative […]

Midem is a great place to network

How to network like a pro at Midem

If you’re heading to Midem – the music industry’s annual three-day networking, deal-making, partying event – then help is at hand to ensure you make the most of the experience. Every Summer thousands of industry execs, artists and creatives head to the South of France under the guise of “work”. They are of course heading […]

Music funding for indie artists

Indie artists take note, there’s another exciting music funding opportunity on the horizon. Applications have now opened for the second round of the Do It Differently fund. This fund, provided by Help Musicians UK, is unique in that it provides support for creative activity, business development and health and well-being. It’s open to promising music […]

BBC Music Introducing LIVE

Get your BBC Music Introducing LIVE tickets

BBC Music Introducing LIVE will be back later this year, so put the date in the diary and get your tickets early. If you’re an aspiring artist then no doubt you’re familiar with BBC Music Introducing, the platform that supports unsigned talent and helped uncover Adele, Florence + The Machine, London Grammar and The 1975. […]

Power 100 List

Alternative Power 100 Music List revealed

A new list celebrating 100 people and organisations challenging conventional music standards is out and makes for fascinating reading. The Alternative Power 100 Music List is put together by Shesaid.so, the global network of women in the music industry. It comes out every year and recognises traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, people of colour, […]

TV singing show

Tips to succeed on a TV singing show

What does it take to succeed on a TV singing show like The Voice or X Factor? Top vocal coach Juliet Russell shares her tips for winning over audiences and judges. Juliet Russell is a singer, choir director and vocal coach who works on some of the UK’s biggest entertainment shows. She’s been involved with […]