Frankie Francis - Frankie & The Heartstrings
publishing deals, opening a shop, and radio
This week Ben continues with Frankie Francis of Frankie and the Heartstrings at the Amazing Radio offices in Gateshead.
In this second of a two part episode we talk Publishing deals, opening a shop, and radio.
In this episode we touch more on Frankie's experiences in the other side of the music business. The Heartstrings struck a publishing deal fairly early on in their career with on of the songs being used on a Domino's Pizza commercial. Frankie talks about how they used that money to sustain themselves over a long period of time, rather than falling into the trappings of lavish rock 'n' roll style purchases.
Radio was an early passion for Frankie, which took a while for him to get into. Following episode 002 with the BBC's Mark Radcliffe, this provides insight into the workings of a commercial radio station and how to get music played on it.
The good cause for these episodes is Pop Recs. Originally a pop up shop to sell some of their own records, this quickly developed into a music and cultural hub in Sunderland which now provides a range a great services to the community. Frankie goes into more detail in this episode as to what it's all about.
Here are some links associated to the episode:
YouTube - Have a listen to the lads on their YouTube channel here.
Facebook - Find out more about the band on their Facebook page here.
Pop Recs - The shop has it's own Facebook page here.
Sagittarius Roadshow - See Frankie's Dad's mobile disco in action with Filed Music's video for 'You're Not Supposed To' here.