The Happy Somethings’ Collective Picks

Here is a selection of The Happy Somethings' favourite tracks when they guest moderated for Listening Post Batch 441. Who Are We To Judge? The very kind people at Fresh On The Net offered us the chance to make a selection of our own favourites from last week’s inbox. And it turns out that three significantly different people trying to decide collectively on twenty-five songs…

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Music Lotto

Guest post by Adrian Norman about the Music Lotto, a not-for-profit independent fundraising lottery project, helping to raise regular and substantial funding for independent artists and grassroots venues in England, Scotland and Wales. [Please note FOTN has no connection with Music Lotto or Gatherwell - this post is simply to share information with our readers, not an endorsement.] Of the many economic sectors hit hardest…

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Why Twitch is Brilliant for Streaming Music

Hi I'm Gecko, I'm a London-based singer storyteller and I usually do about 150 shows a year all over the shop (metaphorical shop – I am yet to get a Sainsbury's gig, but right now I would take anything). Obviously that hasn't been possible this year. At the start of lockdown like a lot of artists I did some Facebook Live shows, which were great…

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Sunday Hive Sessions with Buzz Music Group at The Troubadour

You wouldn’t necessarily expect a former head chorister at Guildford Cathedral and a violist brought up as a classical violinist learning the Colourstrings method, both attending English classical music conservatoires, to be running a world music night at The Troubadour. That is exactly what we are doing. But this is really an unintentional message of what we are all about. At Buzz Music Group and…

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The Music Industry Christmas Break

In this guest post, Lee Hawthorn explains why the end of the year is not the best time to release new music. On Monday night I found myself bored of reality TV, so took to Twitter with some stream of consciousness music industry tips. It’s something I do every now and again after a conversation with an artist, because I figure that if one musician…

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The Power of the Live Show

Joe Ogden is the author of Early Stages: A Guide to Booking Gigs, a comprehensive, well-informed mix of insider wisdom and basic common sense, and a must-read book for bands and solo artists. It was during my first year at university in London when I became aware of Arctic Monkeys, in 2005. I remember all the stories about how they'd managed to upgrade their upcoming…

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So You Want to Play at Glastonbury?

Hello. I am Gecko, a London based singer-storyteller. Over the years I have been lucky enough to have had my music featured on Fresh On The Net a number of times. Like I imagine you are, I’ve been a keen digester of all the invaluable info this website has to offer.  This year I performed ten times at Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts*. Recently…

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Weird The Life And Times Of A Pocket God

This is Mark Christopher Lee frontman of indie band The Pocket Gods and whom your very own Tom Robinson calls a "Wilful Maverick" and whose tracks have been featured over the years both on Fresh On The Net Listening Posts, and on Tom's BBC Introducing shows since 2009. We've just finished making a film about the band and our 20 years of the highs and…

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A New Music Showcase in Shoreditch

Demerara Records is promoting its first ever label showcase at the beautiful Cafe 1001 opposite Rough Trade East on Thursday 20th June. The gig, in the fairly new upstairs venue, sees four bands and artists in action. Two of them, Blu:m and Cholly, have been recent Fresh Faves. Pixi Ink has had support from BBC Introducing and Environmental Sound Foundation were on last week’s BBC…

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International Rebellion

WE NEED MUSICIANS TO HELP SAVE THE WORLD We're currently going through the sixth Mass Extinction Event in the history of our planet. Two hundred species are disappearing a day. At best we're on course for a 3 - 5°C rise in global temperatures above pre-industrial levels. This means climate chaos, hundreds of millions of refugees, societal collapse and potentially the extinction of humanity itself.…

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