Giving Up The Day Job

From October 31 - November 2 2019, BBC Introducing Live provided a spectacular three day event at London's Tobacco Dock - aimed at anyone aiming to pursue a career in music - whether performing, producing, promoting or in radio and journalism. A wide range of spaces and venues within the complex offered keynote speeches, panels, debates, masterclasses, live performances, plus advice and direct one-to-one feedback…

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Message from Tom

Sorry folks - due to a (routine) hospital operation I'm now on leave from BBC 6 Music and Fresh On The Net until Saturday 28 Sept 2019. Our inbox here will reopen on Monday 16 Sept and Team Freshnet will still be choosing the tunes for our Listening Post as normal. And - don't worry - all Listening Post tracks this month will still get…

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Less Is More

Once again, Monday finds me sitting down to build next week's BBC Introducing Mixtape, and as usual it's a case of trying to cram a quart into a pint pot. That's the expression we used in the old days before decimalisation: somehow trying to cram a litre into a half-litre pot doesn't quite have the same ring. But you get the idea. Each week I…

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No Upload = No Airplay

QUESTION: Does sending my music to Fresh On The Net automatically get it considered for radio play on BBC Introducing? ANSWER: No, not automatically. Here's why... BBC INTRODUCING helps independent UK artists get their music heard on the radio free of charge - bypassing the music biz machinery of pluggers, publicists, publishers, managers, agents and labels. Simply upload your music to BBC Introducing and if any presenters or…

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Welcome – And A Quick Reminder

A big welcome to any new visitors who've recently joined us here at Fresh On The Net. I host a show on BBC Radio 6 Music called The BBC Introducing Mixtape, and this is just a quick reminder that anyone can submit a song for that programme by following these 2 simple steps: (1) send the tune to Fresh On The Net, so I can…

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BBC Introducing Mixtape

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent and grassroots artists to bypass the record industry. It allows them to get heard by BBC producers and DJs without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. I listen to hundreds of tracks a month: some recommended by BBC Introducing colleagues - plus everything sent to us here at…

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BBC Mixtape: 16 Jan 2017

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent & grassroots artists to bypass the record industry and get their music heard by BBC producers and DJs - without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. Many hundreds of tunes a month get uploaded to Fresh On The Net and the BBC Introducing website and, whenever I hear…

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BBC Mixtape: 09 Jan 2017

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent & grassroots artists to bypass the record industry and get their music heard by BBC producers and DJs - without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. Many hundreds of tunes a month get uploaded to Fresh On The Net and the BBC Introducing website and, whenever I hear…

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BBC Mixtape: 02 Jan 2017

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent & grassroots artists to bypass the record industry and get their music heard by BBC producers and DJs - without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. Many hundreds of tunes a month get uploaded to Fresh On The Net and the BBC Introducing website and, whenever I hear…

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BBC Mixtape: 26 Dec 2016

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent & grassroots artists to bypass the record industry and get their music heard directly by BBC producers and DJs, without spending a fortune on pluggers, publicists or any other intermediaries. Many hundreds of tunes a month get uploaded to Fresh On The Net and the BBC Introducing website and, whenever I hear something…

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