Fresh On The Net is an independent music blog founded by BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Tom Robinson in 2009. Over the years our team of volunteers has evolved into an online community of music enthusiasts with a wide range of tastes and ages. Our mission is to help independent musicians find new listeners, and independent listeners find new music.
Here’s how it works.
Our inbox for music submissions opens on Monday. If you’re an artist you’re welcome to send us a tune, and at least a dozen of us (including Tom) listen to every single track that comes in. We close the inbox when we reach 200 submissions or on Wednesday evening, whichever is sooner. We always post our entire inbox as a Soundcloud playlist – so you can hear your music in context alongside everything else came in that week.
We then publish 25 of our favourite tunes from the inbox on our Listening Post every weekend for readers to enjoy and evaluate. We add up their votes every Sunday night and the tunes our readers like best become our Fresh Faves – and are duly reviewed by one of us the following week.
Fresh On The Net is 100% independent – with no advertising, commercial sponsors, or connections with record industry. We don’t have any link with the BBC, other than the fact that they pay Tom’s wages and he subsidises this blog. Our job isn’t to find the latest Hot New Acts or predict the Stars Of Tomorrow. Our job is to listen to the music you send us – and help the most interesting tunes each week find a wider audience.
We also have an extensive free advice section covering many aspects of making and promoting music, with insider tips as to how the music industry actually works – just click on “Tips” in our main menu. Meanwhile take a look around, meet our team members and listen to some of the music on offer to see what floats your boat…
Posts by this Author
- Listening Post: Batch 510
- The Broken Back of BBC Introducing
- Christmas Crackers 2022
- Christmas Crackers 2021
- Christmas Crackers 2020
- CANCELLED: Fresh On The Net Live in London
- Fresh On The Net Live 2020: Liverpool
- Christmas Crackers 2019
- Fresh On The Net Live: Liverpool – UPDATED!
- Fresh On The Net Live: Liverpool
- Fresh On The Net Live: Edinburgh
- Fresh Faves: Batch 332
- Fresh On The Net Live: London, 21st July 2019
- Fresh Faves: Batch 323
- Spring Break 2019
- Mods’ Favourite Tunes of 2018
- Christmas Crackers 2018
- Easter Break
- Christmas Crackers 2017
- A Year In Faves (#3)
- A Year In Faves (#2)
- A Year In Faves (#1)
- Christmas Songs 2015
- CHRISTMAS SONGS 2014
- Tanglewood Guitar For Sale