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Using Music Conferences to KickStart your Music Career

Steve Palfreyman is the man behind the Music Launch Summit, the largest online conference in the music industry. It provides 40+ music industry masterclasses to help artists launch their career, and it’s free! Here, Steve talks about his extensive career in the music industry that led to him cr …

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Track Production

Quality Track Production and its Role in Skyrocketing Your Career

The relief that comes from a finished track is mostly felt when an artist completes the lyrics to a song, finalises the recording process and sends it off for the final touches. The creation process has always been the most exciting part of writing a song as without a good song, there is only so …

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How To Approach A PR Company

When you run a PR company you tend to get a lot of bands asking if you’d like to check out their music and potentially work with them. We can’t really listen to them all so here are 5 pieces of advice for getting our attention and approaching a PR company.   Method of Approaching I …

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International Marketing Advice from No Angel Records

international marketing advice

Here at Help For Bands, we are always trying to write blogs that musicians of all styles and abiliti …

How to find Songwriting Opportunities

How to find Songwriting Opportunities

Ways in which I first started writing for other people came to me as such a surprise. I’d just sta …

A Guide to Writing and Pitching Music for Sync to Moving Picture – Part 2

A Guide to Writing and Pitching Music for Sync to Moving Picture - Part 1

Writing Music and Songs for Film and Television If you missed out on Part 1 of Writing and Pitching …

The Fundamentals of Filming a Music Video

The Fundamentals of Filming a Music Video

Filming your first music video as a musician can be an exciting yet daunting experience, particularl …

A Guide to Writing and Pitching Music for Sync to Moving Picture – Part 1

A Guide to Writing and Pitching Music for Sync to Moving Picture - Part 1

A Brief Sync Background In recent years, ‘Sync’ or “Synch’ has become a buzz word in the mu …

The Benefits of Radio Play

The Benefits of Radio Play

Radio, for me, has been a career for life - ever since landing my first show, aged just 14. Since th …

The Importance of Research

The Importance of Research

Find opportunities All festivals far and wide, whether small or large, tend to look for some unsign …

10 Ways to Increase your Views on YouTube

10 Ways to Increase your Views on YouTube

  1. SEO Your Video Your video title and tags should be optimised for the search terms yo …

5 Tips To Independently Kick-Start Your Music Career

5 Tips To Independently Kick-Start Your Music Career

1. Develop your sound!  Define what kind of artist you are. A singer/songwriter? Band? Do you onl …

Travelling with Your Instrument Has Never Been This Easy

Travelling with Your Instrument Has Never Been This Easy

  Travelling by air with a musical instrument presents a lot of challenges. Just ask ren …

Need Some Music Industry Experience? Look No Further!

Need Some Music Industry Experience? Look No Further!

Last year we posted some useful links for starting your own business and finding your dream job in t …

Why It Doesn’t Matter If No One Comes To Your Gig

Why It Doesn’t Matter If No One Comes To Your Gig

This might sound like a strange one but bare with me! You’ve booked yourself a gig, you’re (h …

Protect Your Ears!

Protect Your Ears

  Your ears are your biggest assets so don’t take them for granted. There’s no comin …

How to Get Better Vocal Recordings

How to Get Better Vocal Recordings

In my previous blog on recording, I have covered drums and guitars. Once the main instruments have a …

How To Break Through Creative Blocks

How To Break Through Creative Blocks

  Can experimenting with an instrument help you break through a creative block? Ann …

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