Music Industry News & Articles

Artist Management Masters: Head of MTS Management, Michael Stover on The Music Industry

By Music Gateway Team on 20 November 2018

Award-winning songwriter, artist and producer Michael Stover has had an incredible journey across the music industry. Having managed a DJ company and a number of record stores in the past, he now...

Slick Division – A Story of Two Brothers

By Mary Woodcock on 07 November 2018

We have probably said this a million times already, but we’ll say it another million times; collaboration is key. It opens you up to a world of new creative possibilities, as well as helping you...

Music Thought Download: How Important is Music in TV and Film?

By Mary Woodcock on 03 September 2018

It’s no secret, certainly in our business, that music makes a lot of visual content as impactful as it is. It’s why the role of music supervisor exists, to find the best soundtrack to the film, tv...

Shortlist Announced for Prestigious AIM Awards

By Sophie Small on 16 August 2018

The Independent Music Awards is run by trade organisation Association of Independent Music (AIM) who if you’re into the independent music scene you should definitely look into their membership....

Music in Play: Why these Block Rockin’ Beats Featured in the Latest Big Brand Ads

By Mary Woodcock on 27 July 2018

Getting your music placed in TV Shows and Films can be a real game changer when it comes to promoting your music. However, it’s a tough game too. You have to know the decision makers on TV...

Where is all the hip-hop at?!

By Mary Woodcock on 05 July 2018

As we know, one thing that’s really important when working in the industry is keeping on top of trends and making sure you’re one step ahead of the people who are buying the music....

Music Thought Download: Perfect Fourth – Top Video Game Syncs

By Mary Woodcock on 06 June 2018

When you mention video game music, you might be forgiven for thinking of retro 8-bit or sweeping, filmic orchestral scores which are produced specifically for that project. However, a well...

Music Thought Download: The Vinyl revival, Fine Art Audio and One Stop Records in Richmond, 1967

By Mary Woodcock on 29 May 2018

The vinyl revival in recent years has come as a surprise to many, but not to me. To me it became obvious that, as time went by something emotional was being lost from the experience of consuming...

Private Projects – A&R, Sync Briefs, Demo Submissions

By Jon Skinner on 18 May 2018

Welcome to a brand new project type on Music Gateway, which will allow you to manage any type of project with your invited collaborators, which can be both registered members of Music Gateway or...

Music Thought Download: Sell your Music with Metadata

By Mary Woodcock on 16 May 2018

Metadata, it’s not something that immediately comes to mind when thinking about getting your music published. However, in a post-iTunes world, where digital music is more abundant than music execs...

Music Thought Download: How the Music Modernization Act Will Change the Industry

By Mary Woodcock on 08 May 2018

The music industry is experiencing a shift as more people use the digital marketplace to listen to music. As creators and producers continue to push for change, copyright regulation is slow to...

Music Thought Download: What is Musicology?

By Mary Woodcock on 16 March 2018

Ever thought about a career in music? Of course you have but there’s more to the music business than the usual suspects. Musicology can be a lucrative career path and all you need is a good...

Artist’s EP: Jorja Smith – Being Successfully Unsigned

By Mary Woodcock on 13 March 2018

We were inspired by Jorja Smith’s career path and how this applies to Music Gateway’s members.

Music Thought Download: Tunefind – The Tool to Improve Your Pitches!

By Mary Woodcock on 28 February 2018

Ever wondered, what that song was that was playing at the end of your favourite TV show? Tunefind has the answer, find out how this useful online resource can help with getting your music licensed...

How to put on a gig

By Mary Woodcock on 14 February 2018

It’s often useful to look at the initial requirements for putting on a gig as “The 5 W’s.” They outline the most important aspects of planning a live show, and will act as...

Artist’s EP: Miss Ghislaine Regout’s First International Collab for Her EP!

By Mary Woodcock on 19 December 2017

The beauty of the 21st century music scene is the ease with which one can connect with world class musicians all around the globe within the span of seconds. This has opened up a massive array of...

How to create your own Playlists

By Mary Woodcock on 07 November 2017

Find out how to create your own tailor made Playlists on Music Gateway 2.0.

Music Thoughts Download: 6 Reasons Why Collaboration Leads to Revenue & Deals

By Mary Woodcock on 24 October 2017

Collaboration is on the up. Everyone and their mum is a featured artist on a track these days. But why is everyone hyped on collaborations and co-writes? Is it a primitive urge to band together to...

10 Ways to Promote Your Release

By Mary Woodcock on 18 October 2017

Wondering how to promote your next release? Read On!

Double Your Data – Why Data is the name of the game in 2.0

By Mary Woodcock on 17 October 2017

Our new and improved platform comes with a tonne of new features and benefits. Find out how you can make the most of the platform and take advantage of our limited 48 hour offer.