No Upload = No Airplay

QUESTION: Does sending my music to Fresh On The Net automatically get it considered for radio play on BBC Introducing? ANSWER: No, not automatically. Here's why... BBC INTRODUCING helps independent UK artists get their music heard on the radio free of charge - bypassing the music biz machinery of pluggers, publicists, publishers, managers, agents and labels. Simply upload your music to BBC Introducing and if any presenters or…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 242

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net Editor Benji Tranter this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. APEX JOE MUSIC - I'm Ready To Die Apex Joe describes himself as an entertainer from London. He is a rapper/producer, and also creates & directs his own video productions. The…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 241

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's 'Oldie' Rob Ball this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. I write this as news filters through of the explosion at MEN. Our thoughts go out to all those affected, many possibly having just experienced the joy - as…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 240

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Derval McCloat this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AILBHE REDDY - Fingertips Dubliner Ailbhe Reddy has come a very long way since 2014 when her home-demo was first picked up by Irish radio station Today FM. Tipped as…

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Q&A: Louis Barabbas

Louis Barabbas - where to begin? He's a musician, a writer, a record label boss... and a lover of peanuts!  He's also now the creator of Jocasta, a musical tragedy loosely based on the myth of Oedipus, which features our own Tom Robinson, as well as Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Bridie Jackson, Jami Reid-Quarrell, and many more, and which received support from the Arts Council.…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 239

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend, and are reviewed this week by Fresh On The Net Founder and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Tom Robinson. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. It feels like an age since my last turn reviewing Fresh Faves here at Fresh On The Net and when you're out of…

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Review: Jocasta: A Musical Tragedy

Some stories are timeless. Oedipus, Hamlet, Star Wars, Harry Potter. The underlying themes are resolutely tragic and the leading characters resolutely masculine. Louis Barabbas, whose band The Bedlam Six released their swansong album Down Down Down back in 2016, (check out our review here) combines his love of the classics with attention to contemporary political intrigue to create an epic, 31-track feminist-oriented double-album. How else…

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Review: DIDI Sorry and Awkward

In the music industry, the dividing line between those behind the mixing desk and those behind the mike can seem like the boundary between two nations. Different cultures, different personalities, even different languages. The divide is gendered, too, with far fewer women in the engineering and producing space, so a successful female producer who transitions to performer is bound to attract attention. Lauren Deakin Davies…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 238

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend, and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Christopher McBride - host of The Metaphorical Boat music blog. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BLONDAGE - Stoned Of all the songs that made this week’s Fresh Faves, I don’t think that there’s any that sound as commercially minded as…

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