Making a music video on a budget

Since MTV broke in the 80’s music videos have become a massive part of artist’s careers. Being on a budget shouldn’t stop you making a great video. First off you want to think about the…

RouteNote’s new live sessions for independent artists featured in the paper

This week we were ecstatic to see our new RouteNote Sessions in the Parlour studio had made the paper with an interview with our wonderful coordinator Ed speaking on how we are providing new opportunities…

How to make my music findable on Shazam for free

Getting your music on Shazam is easy and will ensure that no matter where your tunes are being played people loving your music can find you and become lifelong fans. Shazam has helped millions of…

Start recording with 33% off Steinberg USB interface for instruments

Nab yourself Steinberg’s 2 channel USB interface this Cyber Monday for a great discount and start recording your instruments and microphones, the perfect introduction to your own home recording studio. With Steinberg’s line of USB…

Roland’s miniature 9 input mixer makes mixing on the go truly possible

Roland have just launched a mixer just for smartphones that offers diverse and quality mixing from a device that can slide into your pockets. The Roland GO:MIXER PRO could revolutionise the travelling musician or the…

Pirate Studios are taking the middle man out of recording

Pirate Studios want to make professional recording studios accessible at all times on your own terms and they have just gained $20 million in funding to help make it happen. When you’ve written your tracks,…

The world’s first ever underwater snorkelling guitar solo

Dragonforce guitarist Herman Li has just broken new ground by shredding a guitar solo all whilst snorkelling underwater. Li rigged his signature Ibanez EGEN up with a flotation device and dived in for a first…

Shredding hard or plucking soul, this free guitar amp sim sounds sick

Do you need to spice up your guitar a bit and give it some texture that it’s missing by going straight through your jack into your sound-card and onto metaphorical paper? Check out this free…

Independent music is thriving on Spotify and major labels aren’t happy

Thanks to the blossoming and booming world of digital music the playing field has been levelled for artists around the world and major labels are losing their power. A new report shows that major labels…

Universal name the new president of Island Records

Following their president’s departure for Sony Music, Universal Music Group’s Island Records have named their new president. David Massey exits his role as the president of Island Records on the 1st of June and will…