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We've already covered some really interesting topics, so thought it worth while writing about them. After all, as much as we love podcasting, it's not always practical to listen to something. Here we'll document the great tips and advice our amazing guests have provided. We'd love to hear how these work out for you...

 
 
 
 
 

4. Why would I play a house concert?

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What indeed are house concerts? The clue is in the title, however that doesn’t go anywhere near close enough in explaining exactly what they involve, but more importantly the oodles of reasons why a musician may consider playing them.

Following episode 011 and episode 012 with singer songwriter Joy Ike, I became massively interested in this concept. Joy described how popular they are in the US and Mark Morris mentioned to us in episode 013 that they’re on the rise in the UK too.

Have a read for the low down on what you need to know.

 

3. Why would I be a support act? 

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The lure of playing on the same bill as a big name act can be extremely enticing. Is this simply a no brainer and something you should instantly say yes to?

The answer appears to be less clear cut. Following episode 006 with Roddy Woomble of Idlewild, I’ve reflected on what we have learned. Have a read and then a listen before diving in.

 

2. How do I promote my music? The back story

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No matter how you measure success, every band and solo artists will need to do some level of promotion in order to achieve their goals. It has become clear to us, that before diving straight in to figure out how to best use social media to gain as many followers as possible, there is an important step before this. In episode 005 we spoke to Sari Delmar, a successful music publicist, about the importance of building up your back story. This was followed by Dr Mark Duffett in episode 007 where we covered ideas and values. Both well worth a listen.

 

1. How do I get my music played on the radio?

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This topic was covered by Mark Radcliffe in episode 002. Mark is one of the most recognisable voices in UK radio and has been championing new music at the BBC as long as we can remember. There are few people better placed to give an informed view on how an unsigned artist would go about getting their song played on the radio.