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The Unsigned Guide
Directory of UK music industry contacts. The Unsigned Guide helps emerging bands, artists, music managers, producers & anyone trying to make a living from music
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Last week we visited BBC Live! Check out the top tips from the music industry experts we picked up. Everything from getting on the road, releasing your own music, making money through PRS/PPL and social media advice is covered!
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 14
Academy of Music & Sound offer slots to unsigned bands & artists at Spring Gathering
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 12
KEEP IT LOCKED to now to hear mighty fine emerging & unsigned music on our November Spotlight show 😎
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 12
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 9
Another free webinar from Incorporated Society of Musicians is coming up! This one is all about recording essentials with Cubase. Don't miss out!
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
It has been a magical day at and it is coming to an end 😪 Just soaking up the fairy lights before heading home
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
Free on Saturday & want to go to BBC Music Live? A must-attend event for any young person looking to begin their career in the music industry! Sign up here for a few guest day tickets if you are available to come down on Sat 10 Nov:
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
Words of wisdom for performing live from ' Gary Powell: "Be yourself. The audience is looking for an authentic connection with the artist. You can't get this by trying to be someone else."
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
Matt Bates of 's handily concise advice to get a support slot: 1. Be nice to other bands 2. Be nice to your booking agent.
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
"The right support slot is the 'Holy Grail' for emerging artist looking to build more followers. But before this you need to be making your own opportunities to be sure that you're ready." - Sarah Casey,
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
Gary Powell () says that word of mouth is still the most powerful form of marketing. Whether you're doing it through performing live or online presence, get people talking.
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
Sarah Casey from suggests building up relationships with local promoters. These connections can be really crucial further down the line.
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
When is the best time to gig? own Geoff Ellis says play as many gigs as you can close to home as you're building up your audience. Develop your craft before you take on the bigger venues that are further afield.
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
's Abbie McCarthy is picking the brains of a varied panel of artists, label managers, event managers, promoters and booking agents to discuss all things live.
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
Next on our agenda is to learn about playing live & getting gigs with the 'Getting The Show On The Road' panel.
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
How long should it take to build a decent following on social media? There is no formula or magic number, don't take shortcuts or buy followers—this will hurt you in the long run.
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
Aaron Bogucki: "Social media is a community, remember to engage rather than just waiting for likes to roll in."
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
Biggest mistake by artists on social media? Trying to sell to people who are already familiar with your work/releases—don't post the same link 10 times, it won't make it any more engaging or useful.
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
Aaron Bogucki from emphasises the importance of tailoring your social media posts to each platform. What content is that particular platform currently focused on?
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The Unsigned Guide Nov 8
Which social platform to use? 's Lettice Summerscale says focus on what you're most comfortable with: if you're very visual focus on Instagram. If you have a strong personality get Tweeting.
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