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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Plugging & Promo For New Artists: A Few Do’s & Don’ts

In recent days I have been involved in some interesting discussions on social media concerning the subject of aspiring music artists using pluggers. This article is my attempt to shed some light on how artists (and also small labels, managers and others involved in an artist’s support structure) might choose to approach this topic. In my role as a producer and presenter of internet radio…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 367

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. So here we are again. Following another outstanding haul of tracks at the Listening Post and in the week when a certain Mr Robinson turns 70 years young, we present…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 360

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. BL BEX - There's The Way BL Bex are Ben Cozens and Lexie Green, based in Cambridge. He (Ben) is a former club DJ who cut his teeth in the…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 353

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. You can trace the DIY and independent spirit that underpins Fresh On The Net back to those early post-punk years when it felt like suddenly anything was possible. One of…

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