Eclectic Picks: Batch 382

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 19th October 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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Eclectic Picks: Batch 381

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 12th October 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 372

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. BENFRO - Salad Benfro’s Salad charmed Listening Post voters and Fresh On The Net moderators alike this week. Mostly instrumental, but with a brief description of a salad served in…

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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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Live Streaming: Acoustic Treatment

The term “acoustic treatment” conjures dread thoughts of great expense and bewildering complexity; and in the world of professional, high-end audio, this is all too often the case.  In truth though, at least in its most basic sense, everyone of us has already “acoustically treated” countless rooms. When moving into a new home, we quickly begin to add rugs, soft furnishings, and curtains, etc.  We…

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Live Streaming: Cost-Free Creative Lighting Solutions

Lighting is vital to producing a high quality image that viewers will enjoy watching.  It is also extremely useful for creating a mood/atmosphere for your live streaming events.  And while professional lighting can be very expensive, there are plenty of creative solutions making use of what you already have at home.  1. Natural LightCameras are built to give the best results in natural light because…

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Live Streaming: Useful Links

What follows is a hastily (we’ll admit) put together list of useful links for Artists looking to start livestreaming from home.  In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be adding more resources so keep checking back for updates.  And please, please, please, share any useful links/resources, tips/advice with your fellow artists in the comments below. Platforms that Offer Live Streaming + Help Guides FacebookFacebook Live…

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Meet The Beatles

As Wikipedia can confirm, my brother Matthew Robinson (born 27 July 1944) is a British film & television executive producer, producer, director and writer. Nicknamed "The Pope of Soap" by The Sun, he was director of BBC1's EastEnders when it launched in 1985. He later masterminded the teen drama serial Byker Grove, casting Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as young heroes P.J. and Duncan, and…

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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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The Music Industry Christmas Break

In this guest post, Lee Hawthorn explains why the end of the year is not the best time to release new music. On Monday night I found myself bored of reality TV, so took to Twitter with some stream of consciousness music industry tips. It’s something I do every now and again after a conversation with an artist, because I figure that if one musician…

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