Sunday, September 27, 2020

opportunities for indie artists and bands


Take advantage of these opportunities for indie artists and bands!

1. Build a website with Bandzoogle - Go to to try it free for 30 days, and be sure to use this link and get 15% off the first year of your subscription.

2. Get your music on this site
First of all, upload your music to It is simple to do, they have been around for over 8 years, and they have a worldwide base. Visit the site, pick your genre and go from there.

3. Read these EBooks
Release Your Own Music: A Step By Step Guide
This is an excellent guide to release your own music. Reviews everything from recording to the release party. This E-Book even includes examples of a bio, one sheet, business plan, and more.
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Understanding Music Publishing
Music publishing is a tricky subject. ASCAP and BMI are here to collect royalties on your behalf for anytime your music is used on radio, TV, film, and more. This Ebook will teach you the basics of music publishing including the following:
Starting your own publishing company
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Download Music Contracts
Having the right contracts when doing business in the music industry is very important. We are now providing you the opportunity to have many different contracts at your finger tips. Dealing with other artists, record labels, managers, and clubs is a situation where you should have a contract ready. This will ensure good business on both ends of the agreement. Download our contracts and use them as is, or edit them to fit your needs. Visit

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6. Try Tunecore now and get 20% off your first release with them using the link below.
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Monday, September 14, 2020

Anakin - Blanco


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Anakin - Blanco

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Leading the way in the UK with his signature Kizomba sound, Kennington rapper Blanco is back with another smooth offering. Having first emerged back in 2015 as part of the famed drill collective Harlem Spartans, the 21 year old rapper has been quickly making his solo mark with a string of releases on Polydor that have amassed over 10m streams. Released on Friday (11 September), Anakin sees Blanco teaming up with Manchester’s very own beat-smith LiTek (Aitch, OFB, Mastermind) for a rhythmic and head-bopping production fused with piano elements and jazz-flecked horns. With his gritty bars and effortless flow taking on a reflective tone, Blanco takes a trip down memory lane around his childhood neighbourhood for a slick and authentic take. It was immediately added to streaming services new release programming (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer) after its video premiered on GRM Daily. Support for his music has come from across the board from artists, influencers and tastemakers like J Hus, Dave, Not3s, Jadon Sancho, Moise Kean, Rickie, Melvin & Charlie, DJ Semtex, Kenny Allstar, Tiffany Calver, Target, Robert Bruce, Tim Westwood, Complex, Trench, BRICK and many more. Primed to be the next big rapper to crossover to the mainstream, Blanco is one artist to keep a very close eye on in the future. 


Label: Polydor Records
Radio: Amika Ezer, Polydor
Online: Oliver Hunter, Polydor
Press: Rebecca Muttu, Polydor
TV: Jessica Spaine, Polydor 
Club: Alfred Afari, All Ears
Marketing: George Quann-Barnett, Polydor
Live: Max Lee, Earth Agency
Management: Ria, RG Music Management
  • Jamie Njoku-Goodwin appointed CEO of UK Music (see Business)
  • Shani Gonzales promoted to MD of Warner Chappell Music UK (see Business)
  • TikTok announces 100m monthly active users in Europe; Oracle set for partnership (see Digital, Bigger Picture)
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Marty Jurek

Independent songwriter and composer Marty Jurek’s latest project, Leaves of Autumn, is an enigmatic album built of many layers. Equal parts retro sensibilities with rock and roll, country, and Motown influences, as well as classical attention to composition, Leaves of Autumn brings a twist to songwriting tradition.
Alongside the vinyl only, unreleased, unexpurgated partner album AutumnLeaves of Autumn uses the metaphor of seasonal change to evoke the cycles within human life and love, including themes on a greater level of regeneration and loss while following the individual narrative contained within. Part story-set-to-music, part concept album, Leaves of Autumn takes precision musical theory and classical composition techniques to build levels emotion through lyrics while remaining hooky and melodic throughout. The album includes distorted guitar, fingerpicking, brass, and one of Marty’s own string arrangements, all arranged to serve the crafted melodies and vocal lines. Offering a smorgasbord of sounds and instruments, Marty looks backwards to look forward by building past influences into a phenomenon greater than the sum of their parts.
The album’s creation process amps up it’s uniqueness, as Marty and his producer, collaborators, and other musicians involved in the project have never actually met in real life. After building on his old demos, Marty recreated them into a something multifaceted and bittersweet. Working remotely, he seized the potential of the internet to innovate outside of the practices inherited from the real-world music business. This novel approach helped Marty and other musicians get around the constraints of time and space, and the resulting album is clever and self contained. Hinting at the new business practices and possibilities out there in the cyber-age future, Marty has built up a network of like minded musicians who click. Building on his real life experiences studying composition, playing drums in garage bands, learning classical vocal technique, and experimenting with the status quo, Marty builds a bridge between the online world and a real creative outcome.
From melodic ending track Something Out There to the 70s style, descending guitar riff of You’ll Never Know, Leaves of Autumn is smart, sharp, and theatrical enough to cut through the 21st century music scene while avoiding a simple rehash of that which has gone before. Marty is constantly evolving and pushing himself whilst integrating his own music with his plans for a remote record label. Leaves of Autumn is out now and available for sale on RouteNote. Find Marty on Facebook and at his website,