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Weekly Industry Update – 24/07/16

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Welcome to our weekly round up! Here you’ll find the latest industry news, events, updates from our partners, what’s been going on at MG HQ and our pick of the week’s projects – enjoy!

This week in the industry…

TicketWeb Partners with Local Promotors to Showcase Emerging Live Talent via Music Week

We’re all about emerging talent here at MG, so this announcement makes us very happy! TicketWeb’s first partnership is with CloseUp productions and will involve monthly showcases at BLEACH in Brighton. To read the full article and find out more about the first event click here

The MPG supports the International Artist Organisation (IAO) re ‘Safe Harbours’ via Music Producers Guild

The Music Producers Guild is backing the IAO in their latest campaign to ensure that artists’ rights and opportunites are protected. If you’d like to read the full article please click here

Written a lost song? Time to let it sing via Metropolis

Our friends at Metropolis Studios are running the Lost Songs project. They’re looking for incredible tracks that, for whatever reason, have never been heard. The best tracks are selected and released on an album by the label. This is a great opportunity that you’d be crazy to pass up, so if you have a beatiful track that you’ve been hiding away now is your chance! Click here for more

UK Music Diversity Survey via UK Music

UK Music diversity Taskforce have launched the first survey of this type for the music industry. It’s an important survey that everyone is being enouraged to take to ensure the most representative outcome. To read more and to take the survey, click here

Give these a read…

The Best Way to Distribute Music as an Independent Artist

Are you an unsigned artist with great music but does the world of distiribution phase you? We spoke to our friends at Ditto Music, who have tried to make it a little clearer ad tell you all about their service. Read the full blog here

Aspiring songwriter ‘Carldereims’ makes an inspiring comeback through Music Gateway

We recently caught up with Carl Moses to talk about his career, his views on the industry and advice for aspiring artists. You can read the full interview here


Advanced Music Ally Training Course – weekly from 13th September

Music Ally are running a 5 session webinar course on the ins and outs and next stages of the music industry’s digital devlopment. For more details and for ticket info click here.

Jobs Board via MediaMatch

Here is a selection of the best jobs from our friends at Media Match…

Promotional Events Manager

Studio Assistant / Administrator

Assistant Technical Manager

Musical Director

Technical Manager

Project Executive


Lots more great stuff posted this week guys, check it out…

Looking for an Italian Singer/Songwriter

Looking for an EDM/POP producer to produce my next single

Singer for a cover, just for fun

Searching for great soundtracks for video game apps on iPhone and Android

Dark Apocalypse Music Needed for Action Thriller Film

Looking for a Female Vocalist to Perform Music Live

Seeking Afrobeat/ Fela Kuti and an inspiration Vocal for Women Empowerment Short Film Starring Goape

Remixer Needed for follow up single With Max C 

17th Century Instrumentals Needed for UK Drama Series

Boutique Original Music Publisher Looking for Acts

A final note from the Team….

Lucas is our A&R manager here at MG. He had some words of wisdom for you all this week.

“I love it when we receive a submission and you just go BOOM yes that’s the one. Sometimes I wish people would listen to us when we say ‘if your music isn’t relevant, don’t pitch’ though… Nothing throws you off more when you’re listening to ambient instrumentals and a wild rap track appears…”

Come back next week for more industry news and updates

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