Fresh Faves: Batch 417

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. Hi all. So, depending how pedantic you want to be, this is either the last Fresh Faves reviews of the summer or the first of the autumn. And while the…

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Tomorrow Calling Festival: A Special Day In South East London

Sunday 5th September saw the inaugural Tomorrow Calling Festival take place at the beautiful AMP Studios on South East London’s Old Kent Road, curated, managed and compered by Fresh On The Net moderator Neil March. It featured 13 acts performing on two stages with a mixtape playing between sets and stalls selling food and merchandise. A 14th act sadly had to withdraw on the morning…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 414

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. In the weekend that summer has arrived with something akin to a vengeance, I find myself with the privilege of reviewing the winners from another top-notch Listening Post. This week…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 401

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. Hi everyone. We are back from the Easter break; the cafes and pubs are open for outdoor eating and drinking, the parks are full of people and, despite the cold…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 393

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. My first faves reviews of 2021 and, as I write on Sunday evening, I am enjoying the last few hours of World Yorkshire Pudding Day. This was the subject of…

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Promotion, Plugging & Playlists

WHAT DO REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS LOOK LIKE? Article by Neil March & Tobisonics Introduction The following article is broken into two parts.  The first part is a brief overview and collection of simple tips and advice; intended to serve as a fasttrack, easy to read, barebones guide to help you navigate the difficult journey of a modern independent artist. This applies whether you are the artist…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 388

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. Wow, the first Fresh Faves of December 2020. Hands up, who’s ready for Christmas? Hmmm, me neither! But I’m sure some of you said “yes”! Lockdowns, tiers and social distancing…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 384

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. Well here we are again, lovers of new music. The votes have been counted, we’ve seen off any legal challenges and we are not waiting for any more pots of…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 376

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. Welcome back, fellow lovers of new music. Summer may be virtually over but new music never sleeps and, after a Listening Post packed with talent, we had what, since I…

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The Existential Threat to the Future of Radio may be a Little Exaggerated

If I had a pound for every time I have heard others present a dystopian vision of popular music radio in steep decline thanks to digital technology… well it would certainly pay for a good night out! The argument goes that the advent of streaming platforms with both curated and automated playlists, young people accessing music via their phones and tablets and the continuing advances…

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