Emerging from the Mist (Part Seven)

My last two Emerging From The Mist articles for Fresh On The Net focused on elements of the Independent Music Sector; a subject I have written extensively about in the past four months. With the Listening Post inbox closed until 8th April, it is an opportune moment to continue the series. So Part Seven focuses on a selection of independent record labels based in the…

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Emerging from the Mist (Part Six)

An Independent Music Conversation: Focus on New Music Radio Part Five of Emerging from the Mist dealt with the challenges and lessons from operating in the independent music sector. Part Six touches on how a joined up approach involving all the key stakeholders involved in independent music could be of considerable collective value… if we can ever get it off the ground. But mainly its…

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Emerging from the Mist (Part Five)

Trying to be Successful Within the Independent Music Sector Fresh On The Net readers may recall that when the Listening Post closed for a month during the summer we published a series of articles entitled Emerging from the Mist (Parts 1 - 4). Each edition focused on a specific music-related topic. Now, with the Listening Post closed for Christmas and New Year, I am delighted…

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Emerging From The Mist (Part Four)

So it’s the fourth and final edition of this blog series which has been such a joy to write. Thank you so much to the superhuman Steve Harris who has coordinated all the work taking place on Fresh on the Net (as indeed he always does) and to Tom Robinson without whom this wonderful resource would not exist in the first place. Part Four looks…

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Emerging From The Mist (Part Three)

The first two editions of Emerging from the Mist focused on a range of bands and artists involved in areas of new music. Part Three focuses on singer-songwriters who are on the cusp of wider success and attention. In this case though, we are talking exclusively about female singer-songwriters. In keeping with the style of Emerging from the Mist, I have chosen a group of…

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Emerging From The Mist (Part Two)

The first part of Emerging from the Mist focused on five contrasting artists and bands drawn from across the [broadly] pop music spectrum. All of these had submitted tracks to the Fresh on the Net uploader in recent times. But we also get a genuinely wide variety of genres coming into the inbox. Occasionally these even include some contemporary classical and leftfield music. Lately there…

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Emerging From The Mist (Part One)

The temporary hiatus in the Fresh On The Net Listening Post has presented an opportunity to shine the spotlight on some seriously talented emerging artists. Many of these are artists who have come to my attention thanks to my having the privilege of being a moderator for FOTN. Others have come onto my radar primarily through listening to so much new music and niche radio.…

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