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THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS DEAD! – Well not really, see just how you can benefit from the online world…

Author Mary Woodcock  |  08 October 2013

Declining record sales, lack of value in music, nobody pays for music, a dead music industry… shall we just call it a day, go on a nice holiday and stick our heads in the sand? Well that’s...


Fine Lines- The Importance of Songwriting

Author Mary Woodcock  |  04 October 2013

                    Hello and welcome back to another James Kirby article. Our topic today is what separates the fist pumping “Bangin’ chune” from the songs that stay with you...


Music and Video Games – Beyond Fun and Games

Author Mary Woodcock  |  03 October 2013

Clearly, the Video game industry is a huge industry, with the market worth about $7.09bn last year, with it increasingly being seen as a way to market music and get into the wider public...


Getting Started in the Industry

Author Mary Woodcock  |  27 September 2013

First things first, there are no easy ways of becoming a world renowned rock god or super star DJ. Whilst there are some viral-style hits that make it with minimal effort and a heap of luck, more...


MOS vs Spotify – The Big Debate

Author Mary Woodcock  |  23 September 2013

Recently it has been announced that Ministry of Sound is suing music streaming service Spotify in a dispute over accusations of Spotify user playlists copying its compilations albums. An...


Music Universities –Which Course? Where? How Do I Survive?!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  23 September 2013

So you want to make your footstep into the music industry? You have an idea about what you want to do but are possibly unsure of your options? First thing I would say is not to worry, I’ve been...


Music Collaboration – Here’s to new beginnings…

Author Jon Skinner  |  02 July 2013

Raise a glass to those whom have collaborated and seek to collaborate. For many years people in the music industry have been collaborating, in fact any form of band is in itself a group of...


Strings on the Fly? A “secret weapon” for producers & composers

Author Jon Skinner  |  12 June 2013

At Music Gateway we are always on the look up for a bargain and high quality products and services, I recently came across Christian Howes website and services, here’s the low down.


Shooting the Video – Part 3 Video on a budget series

Author Mary Woodcock  |  12 June 2013

Shooting the music video


Planning the Shoot – Permissions, Cameras and Props

Author Mary Woodcock  |  03 June 2013

In the next stage of planning you will need to look at the practical preparations for the shoot; primarily your location, your camera and your content.If your music video takes place, for example,...


Social Media as an Effective Marketing Tool

Author Mary Woodcock  |  29 May 2013

Social media sites have become the pinnacle of communication in modern times. As a result, it is no longer a platform for general or personal communication; it is also an essential platform for...


Planning the Shoot – Storyboarding and Shot lists

Author Mary Woodcock  |  28 May 2013

This article is part of a series looking into the process of making a music video on a budget. Read the previous articles here:


Music Video on a Budget – What is your concept?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  21 May 2013

This article is part of a series looking into the process of making a music video on a budget. Read the previous article here: Music Video on a Budget – What can you afford?


Music Video on a budget – What can you afford?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  15 May 2013

A few weeks ago a musician friend of mine got in contact about making a music video for an upcoming EP. I’m collaborating on this project with the Musician, an Actor, a Filmmaker and a...


Learning A New Instrument – Should I Teach Myself?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  29 April 2013

Learning A New Instrument – Should I Teach Myself?


Great Tips for Booking a DIY Tour!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  17 April 2013

So You Want to Go On Tour?So you recorded that killer single, right? Or that awesome spaceship-themed concept album about life in a time capsule? GOOD STUFF! One question: who else has any idea it...


There is No Substitute for Experience

Author Mary Woodcock  |  15 April 2013

Tea Maker to Deal Breaker? – There is No Substitute for Experience.


The Importance of Imagery and Branding

Author Mary Woodcock  |  08 April 2013

It is a natural human impulse to try and assign some kind of images to anything we hear but cannot immediately see. This is especially true when listening to music. Some song lyrics can be...


Get Advice – Finding the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Author Mary Woodcock  |  03 April 2013

Every man is an island. Allegedly.