Fresh Faves: Batch 139

Welcome to Fresh Faves Batch 139. Our moderators listened to all 180 tracks submitted to our inbox last week, and Listening Post readers voted for their top five favourites over the weekend. The result is these 10 Fresh Faves chosen by you and reviewed by my colleague Matt Tasker - radio content producer at NowPlaying @6Music - who's this week's special guest reviewer. You can…

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Death of the London Music Scene: Part 2

Part 2 of an original article by Jimmy Mulvihill, founder of Bally Rehearsal Studios in Tottenham Hale reposted by our very own Massimo Zeppetelli Following on from our last post about how London is rapidly becoming a worse place for being in a band, here's the follow-up: how the changing nature of the London scene affects small businesses such as ours. It may sound like…

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Death of the London Music Scene: Part 1

Original article by Jimmy Mulvihill, founder of Bally Rehearsal Studios in Tottenham Hale reposted by our very own Massimo Zeppetelli Usually we use our Facebook page to spread funny pictures or to draw people's attention to local matters, but today we wanted to make a much more serious point that we think is very important - that based on the feedback that we hear from…

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No More Page 3, and Me

Our friend Joanne Oliver is a PR for music and the arts - and also partner in a music management - and synchronisation (getting music onto films etc) - company. Why would she be interested in the "No More Page 3" campaign?" We asked her to tell us How Page 3 Affected little Joanne As a 43 year old woman brought up on a council…

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The DiY Gang Ethos

Hello, I’m ShaoDow.  Tom, the good man that he is, asked me to write a guest blog to offer some advice and inspiring words on how to succeed as an independent artist in this country. Because that’s what I am; a full time rapper living entirely off my music and merchandise; no label, no manager, no outside funding just some cool supporters who enjoy what…

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Keeping Music aLive

This week's guest post on the vital importance of live venues for upcoming artists is written by new music advocate, Listening Post regular and Friend Of Freshnet Rob Ball If you are reading this then it is highly likely that you are either a musician, work in the industry or like me a new music fan. One thing we all have in common is a…

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That’s MY song that is!

Guest post by Scott Milligan of Kitten Pyramid. “That’s my song, that is,” said Mary, one of the four elderly ladies lying in bed watching my band, Kitten Pyramid, perform at Queen’s hospital in Burton. Hospital wards, like cheap hotels, are rarely homely places. They’re how I’d imagine the space stations of the future: basic, functional and clean. On this ward, there was nothing but cream walls,…

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Fresh List #6

Hi everyone, This is the sixth posting of our new feature, where Fresh On The Net team members share a Spotify playlist with you of music that feeds their souls, warms their cockles, & lift their spirits, or purely music they think is worth sharing. This week its the turn of the lovely Kimberley-Marie Sklinar,Fresh On The Net Moderator/Contributor & Editor-in-chief of the excellent Never Enough…

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Bring The NOISE

The NOISE Charity was set up in 2004 by Denise Proctor, who founded the UK interactive design company PWP - creators of the world's first interactive music CD-ROM with video. Her aim with NOISE was to find funding, sponsors and media partners to deliver a range of unique projects that would become the NOISE Festival. Its founding principle is that creative reward and success should…

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Facebook For Musicians

Facebook Pages. For a musician, they are an increasingly frustrating proposition. Their functionality, features and business model are still developing while over 42 million users can only observe and react to the changes taking place. <onth after month, it seems, your Facebook page’s non-paid reach is less and less. Facebook has simply become another advertising avenue aimed at acts and businesses with deep pockets. It’s…

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