Mods’ Favourite Tunes of 2018

Welcome to a roundup of our Moderators’ Favourite Tracks of 2018, where Fresh On The Net moderators nominate their favourite submission of the year. In 2018 we received 7,669 unique submissions — almost 1000 more than 2017, making the average weekly batch about 187 tracks we'd never heard before. The competition facing artists has never been stronger. Each week, at least a dozen Fresh On…

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Emerging from the Mist (Part Six)

An Independent Music Conversation: Focus on New Music Radio Part Five of Emerging from the Mist dealt with the challenges and lessons from operating in the independent music sector. Part Six touches on how a joined up approach involving all the key stakeholders involved in independent music could be of considerable collective value… if we can ever get it off the ground. But mainly its…

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Pyjama-Man – My Hero 2018

I've known him a while, this man who exudes so much calm, but at the same time flashes a profound humour that lends even sad moments the charm of the rising sun. Johnno Casson aka Snippet has been making music since he was 15, and has been an integral part of the team around Tom Robinson for many years. Being a moderator for such a…

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Christmas Crackers 2018

Every year, from November onwards, Christmas songs start appearing in our inbox, and every year we gather all these into a special playlist that we present on Christmas Eve. Yule love it! (sorry) We’re taking a well-earned break until our inbox reopens on Monday, 7th January, but keep an eye out for our Mods' Faves of 2018 on New Year's Eve, and more besides. Wishing…

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Emerging from the Mist (Part Five)

Trying to be Successful Within the Independent Music Sector Fresh On The Net readers may recall that when the Listening Post closed for a month during the summer we published a series of articles entitled Emerging from the Mist (Parts 1 - 4). Each edition focused on a specific music-related topic. Now, with the Listening Post closed for Christmas and New Year, I am delighted…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 308

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by musician, broadcaster and Fresh On The Net founder Tom Robinson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. So here we are at the end of 2018 with our final set of Fresh Faves as democratically elected by over forty of our readers this…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 307

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Bobby Colcombe this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. CAFÉ SPICE – Lauren If this song was a food it would be silky, viscous and rich golden honey poured over melted butter, probably from Waitrose. Lauren is not just…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 306

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Neil March this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. Gosh, December is upon us already. So we are all getting in the Xmas spirit (whatever that is), right? Ahem, well not exactly. Trump is threatening to open fire on…

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