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How To Promote Your Music On A Shoestring Budget

For any artist or band starting out, just getting your music and brand noticed is a difficult task indeed. I’m sure most of us have experienced the …

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Hush! - 'Teenage Weekends' (Track Review)

In this review, I'm going to be exploring the latest single from the band Hush, (stylized Hush!) entitled 'Teenage Weekends'. The outfit has recently …

5 Benefits Of Listening To Music That Will Blow Your Mind…Seriously!

<b>It Makes You Healthier</b><p>Several respected medical genius-types (not named Dr. Dre) have acknowledged the impressive effect music has on the body's …

The Western Traveller - 'Kings & Queens' (Track Review)

The resurgence in folk music in recent years has been a double-edged sword. While the revival of the genre is a positive step toward a return to its …

How To Promote Your Music: Catapult Your Music Promotion With These 7 Essential Steps

Are you an unsigned, independent artist or band? This guide provides information on the various steps you can take to <b>promote your music</b> and <b>expand</b> …

Cast of Light - 'Take Me Home' (Track Review)

In recent years, there's been an incredible resurgence in Americana and folk music. Bands like Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers have paved the way …

Playmaker - 'The Girl Who Thought She Could Fly' (Track Review)

Playmaker is a new indie rock outfit from the United Kingdom. Their fuzzy, distorted style of rock and roll has taken their fans by force, thus …

Are Full Length Albums Still Relevant Today?

Do albums still matter? That depends on who you ask.<p>One of the things fans enjoy about singles is that they offer more regular and immediate access …

7 Reasons Talent Isn't Enough In The Music World

<b>Mind your business</b><p>Artists often divide music into the creative side and the business side. Then, they promptly tuck away the business side in the …

Kenesha - 'Hey I' (Track Review)

Last July, the rising singer songwriter Kenesha released her debut EP, 'Eyes Wide Open'. The single off of that record, 'Hey I', was accompanied with …

How To Create A Professional Music Video On An Independent Budget

These days, a music video is more than just a promotional tool, it's an announcement to the world that your music is to be taken seriously. The …

Periscope View - 'Overwrought' (Track Review)

Periscope View are an up and coming indie rock outfit from London. They've recently dropped three recordings - demos that exhibit their potential …

ReFlex The Architect - 'Broke As Hell' (Track Review)

The marriage of soul, R&B, and hip hop is a natural one. It's always wonderful to see an independent artist release work that embodies that union. As …

Interview With Our Man In The Field

We caught up with Our Man In The Field following the release of his new E.P. to find out more about his journey. Here is what he had to say!<p>Ok so …

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Interview with Headlight

We caught up with the guys from Headlight for a chat!<p>James Rayward (JR) – Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar / Matt Wells (MW) – Lead Guitars and Synths / …

Interview with emaé

We caught up with Scottish singer-songwriter emaé following the release of the video for her track 'Something Beautiful'. Here is what she had to say!<p>…

Interview with Remote View

We had a chat to Matt (bassist), Luca (drummer) and Dan (guitarist) from Remote View about music, movies, and life as an unsigned band.<p>Hey, so thanks …

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How To Get Discovered In Today's Music World

Let me tell you about Travis.<p>Travis has spent hours on end for the last 7 months, crafting and fine-tuning kick-ass songs, backed by entertaining and …

Does Image Really Matter? What Artists & Bands Often Miss About Branding

You want your music to be heard. You want people to judge you on the merits of your talent, skill, songwriting ability, or originality.<p>You might be …

[Infographic] - 5 Ways Independent Artists Can Make Money Other Than Selling Downloads

Now, you're probably expecting us at LoudUp to drop in the obligatory "Do it for the love guys" speech...and you know what...let's! 'Coz making money …

Artists: How To Write A Killer Bio That Gets People Interested

A lot of artists tend to misunderstand the purpose of a bio.<p>It's not something you should have just because everyone else has one (although you might …

How Independent Artists Are Making A Killing Without Record Deals

Times sure have changed.<p>Prior to the digital download boom, most artists were working hard to get signed to a major label. For many, it appeared to …

Does Radio Play Still Matter For Artists?

When it comes to music discovery, there have never been more options available to fans. There's podcasts, internet radio, streaming sites, YouTube, …

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How To Find The Perfect Music Producer: The Ultimate Guide

If you are looking for a music producer, you have come to the right place.<p>This guide covers the many aspects that are involved in finding the perfect …

How To Handle A Small Crowd

Did no one show up to your gig? Is your turnout smaller than expected?<p>Unfortunately, it happens, sometimes even to the best of us.<p>You can put in all …

Tough Crowd...?

A friend invited me along to this mid-week unsigned artist showcase in Central London. The audience was a decent size for such events, no more than …