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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 music business. Music sales (or ‘mechanicals’) in the old sense of the word have diminished to the point where bands, artists and writers are looking for additional income streams from their musical …

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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 then, I’ve gone on to present a weekly new music show on the BBC, I help select playlist tracks for Radio 1 & 1Xtra, recommend ‘ones to watch out for’ for Radio 2, Radio 3, 6 Music, The Asian …

The Importance of Research

The Importance of Research

Find opportunities All festivals far and wide, whether small or large, tend to look for some unsigned artists to perform - some even solely stage unsigned artists and even the Daddy of music festivals, Glastonbury, run a competition to have unsigned artists at the festival. It is also highly likely …

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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 …

Tips to Make Your Mix Sound More Professional

Tips to Make your Mix Sound More Professional

The first thing you need to think about when mixing a song is what genre you are working with. Each …

The Singer Songwriter’s Guide to Recording Equipment

The Singer Songwriters Guide to Recording Equipment

Soundbase Megastore is located in the upbeat Northern Quarter of Manchester city centre and boasts a …

Do you Have What it Takes to Land a Music Sync Deal?

sync deal

  Pop quiz — High School style. Ben Lindvall knows what it takes to land a sync de …

Describing Your Music for the Media

Describing your Music for the Media

You’ve spent the last few months polishing off your album. You’ve got an album launch date in mi …

Get International Exposure for your Music at Midem

Get international exposure for your music at Midem

A message from our sponsors, Horus Music.   Are you looking to get exposure in the worl …

Looking to Tour France? Be Your Own Booking Agency

Looking to tour france

Below we have a table of venues across different regions in France. This information is only for sub …

Top Apps For Musicians

Top Apps for Musicians

  The world of smartphone apps is ever growing and it can be hard to sift through what i …

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