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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Listening Post: Batch 391

Our moderators listened to every track we were sent this week and have picked their favourites for your listening pleasure - listed here in alphabetical order. Now it’s over to you. Why not take a listen through to these fine tunes between now and Sunday afternoon, then click the checkbox beside your five favourites. The tracks you like best will become our Fresh Faves next…

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Eclectic Picks: Batch 390

Every week Signal Committee create an Eclectic Picks playlist. All tracks are selected from the full inbox of 200 tracks that are submitted each week to Fresh On The Net. Check out their picks from Monday 11th January below. WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR? Our playlists are orientated to the alternative music fan. Lyrics are not essential, abstract ideas are embraced and the fusing of…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 390

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Steve Harris this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. 31HOURS - Drip-drop Start as you mean to go on! Drip Drop by Oxford four-piece 31hours opens our first Fresh Faves of 2021 exactly as they should, with something fresh,…

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Interview: Umbrellabirds

You are from different parts of the world, Chicago and London. How did Umbrellabirds come into being?Sam: Lewis and I met when we were both doing postgraduate degrees at Oxford. We met in the Wolfson College bar and got to be friends, which then led to talking about how we were both writers and had played in bands. Lewis: We really hit it off talking…

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Christmas Crackers 2020

Every year, from the end of October onwards, we start receiving festive tracks in our Inbox, and every year we stash them away in a special playlist. Fresh On The Net moderator, and Christmas song connoisseur (probably), Marina Florence has listened to all these tunes, and has this to say: Lots of love has most certainly gone in to the production of some these tracks,…

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Eclectic Picks: Batch 389

Every week Signal Committee create an Eclectic Picks playlist. All tracks are selected from the full inbox of 200 tracks that are submitted each week to Fresh On The Net. Check out their picks from Monday 7th December below. WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR? Our playlists are orientated to the alternative music fan. Lyrics are not essential, abstract ideas are embraced and the fusing of…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 389

These final Fresh Faves of 2020 were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Chris Ingram this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. Our inbox will reopen for submissions on Monday, 11th January 2021. “Get out my pub!” 2020 in summary courtesy of the recently passed Babs Windsor. I had…

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Interview: Neil March on his book, The History & Evolution of Popular Music Radio in the UK

Hello Neil, how are you?I'm pretty good. Feeling energetic and motivated. You’re a radio DJ, a man with a doctorate, promoter, artist manager, composer, vlogger and so much more besides. How did it all begin for you?You make me sound so interesting! Lol! I can actually pinpoint the exact moment the journey began in terms of my love of popular music and radio. I was…

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Interview: Low Island

What’s the story behind Low Island? How did you all meet?The band formed around four years ago, but we knew and were playing music with each other long before that. Jacob and I used to busk on his street together when we were 11 years old. We were at school with Felix who was a musician too, and we met Jamie when we were 13.…

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