The Pirate Bay Finds New People To Annoy

Despite the fact that they have pissed off the entire music industry (not to mention the film and software guys), and recently lost their court case in Sweden, and are being hounded through courts all…

I Fight Dragons – Self funding in the modern market

You’ve got a great band together, some great ideas, you’ve polished your performance, you’re happy with your sound and you’ve got the perfect 15 tracks to lay down on the debut album that’s going to…

Posting MP3’s for Free Helps Drive Sales

Australian blogger Andrew McMillen recently hosted a panel on the digital music industry in Perth, on which sat Simon Wheeler – director of digital at Beggar’s Group, an amalgamation of some big indie labels here…

Shameless Self Promotion – King Courgette

King Courgette Americana, York King Courgette are Poppa ‘King’ Courgette, String Bean Slim, Bad Apple Two T’s Curtis, Hot Chilli McGrath and Zucchini Bill. Named after a hilarious incident down Poppa Courgette’s allotment (well, he…

Shameless Self Promotion – The Swelltones

The Swelltones Rock/Pop – Norfolk UK Originally a college band formed by James Granger (Guitar) Lee Ashby (Bass & Bad Jokes) in 1996, The Monty, as they were then called, soon gained momentum performing their…

Shameless Self Promotion – memotone

Genre:Alternative Minimal Electronica Location:Wiltshire UK I am a solo performer/producer from a little Village called Tollard Royal. I produce all my music from my bedroom recording on a zoom H4 and putting all the sounds…

Shameless Self Promotion – Jenna’s Revenge

Band name: Jenna’s Revenge Location: Portsmouth UK Bio: Hailing from the south coast of England in a blur of whiskey soaked rock n roll meet Jenna’s Revenge! The four piece, consisting of the charismatic “Sic”…

Social Networks

Starting with the obvious: Myspace. It’s an ugly, cumbersome brute of a website, very nearly swamped in photos of obnoxious people taken at arms length while they pout or flex, but it’s still the first…

Specialist Media

In both new and old media channels (online/mobile vs. broadcast/physical) there will be brands specialising in different areas of music. If you’ve been sensible, and figured out who your fans are likely to be, then…

Bloggers: Uber Fans

If there’s one set of people that you want on your side whilst promoting yourself online, it’s the music bloggers. They’re out there, trawling the web and the venues for the next cool act, hoping…