Stoneygate at Sono | Sonic, Sonophilia Festival 2018. Picture courtesy of Acoustic Nations.

Another Week Flown By

This week's been a bit quieter than last, but still pretty hectic. Saturday: Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse... Struggling to remember words some of the time. Not sure why it's so hard. What's going on?  Make sure I have one song in my set that is mostly instrumental. Sunday : Gig at Sonophilia Festival, Lincoln, on their…Read more Another Week Flown By

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Playlist of the Week (2018/20)

This week's POTW is a bit different from previous ones, which have all so far been Spotify playlists. This one is a Musicoin playlist, run by artist Juxta via the Atom Collector Records website, with a little help from another artist, Self Suffice, aka Rapoet.  Musicoin doesn't have playlist features built into its website just yet, so…Read more Playlist of the Week (2018/20)

What alternatives are there to Soundcloud? (Part 4: Bandcamp)

There were various articles last summer predicting doom and gloom for Soundcloud before they were rescued. With that in mind, I did a little research into what alternatives independent musicians have to Soundcloud. This is part 4 of the series aimed at independent artists. Comments relate to the free version of Bandcamp: there is a…Read more What alternatives are there to Soundcloud? (Part 4: Bandcamp)

What alternatives are there to Soundcloud? (Part 3: Orfium)

This is the third installment in the series, exploring where independent musicians can make their music available to the public. Orfium The concept behind Orfium is the one-stop-shop and they are pitching themselves as the 'answer to Soundcloud'. They have been around since 2016, and are a social network where you can also sell and…Read more What alternatives are there to Soundcloud? (Part 3: Orfium)

I entered a song contest!

Drooble - a social media site for musicians and music fans - are running a song competition at the moment. They have two prizes, one for most original song and the other for the song that gets the most votes. I thought I might as well put an entry in - it can't hurt, can…Read more I entered a song contest!

TrickJazz Kickstarter: Update

With the Kickstarter sitting at 72% of its funding target, and 5 full days to go, I've received the news from TrickJazz that the Kickstarter is going to be cancelled, because a new source of funding has emerged which will set the project on a stronger footing going forward. What happened? Last month, after the…Read more TrickJazz Kickstarter: Update