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Music In Play: Insider’s knowledge – Score Recording

Author Mary Woodcock  |  10 May 2018

Led by music supervisor Maggie Rodford and Emmy-nominated score coordinator Hilary Skewes, this session guided us through the ins and outs of recording the score for a project.


Music in Play: Myth Buster – Music Supervisors, Who are they and What do they do?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  11 April 2018

Sync master Lucas Iliev breaks down the elusive creatures that are music supervisors. Learn how they fit into the music industry, what they do and see how some of the misconceptions about their...


Music Thought Download: Music Supervision On Camera

Author Mary Woodcock  |  11 April 2018

The panel for this masterclass included Karen Elliott, Becky Betham (who founded HotHouse together and both worked on: The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find...


Music Thought Download: 5 Talking Points from Music Supervisor Masterclass

Author Mary Woodcock  |  11 April 2018

If you missed The Guild of Music Supervisors’ In-Depth Licensing masterclass, then don’t fret! We have collated the top 5 points and tips made during the 2,5 hour session.


Music in Play: The USA’s best booking agents for indie bands

Author Mary Woodcock  |  04 April 2018

Our friends at the Music Development Agency have given us the rundown of some of the best booking agents for indie bands looking to put on a great old gig in the good old US of A.


Dropbox. WeTransfer. iTunes. Do they really meet the needs of creative professionals?

Author Jon Skinner  |  10 October 2017

We get down and dirty, exploring what these systems bring to the table for the creatives. Is there a better solution for the music industry?


A Spotlight on Independence – How to Write Like Bon Iver

Author Mary Woodcock  |  19 June 2017

Before his debut release ‘ For Emma, Forever Ago’ Justin Vernon was suffering from the breakdown of his previous musical ventures. In the sense of a true artist, he shut himself of...


Curated Playlists: The Benefits For Recording Artists

Author Mary Woodcock  |  18 May 2017

The way we as consumers listen to music today is more or less governed by streaming titans, Spotify and Apple Music. Due to this movement, curated playlists have become more and more common and...


What is a Remix? Definition and Benefits

Author Mary Woodcock  |  28 April 2017

We wanted to talk to our members about how effective creative a remix can be for both the artist and the remixer. Looking into elements such as the promotion you are able to receive and other...


How To Attract The Record Labels By Building Your Fanbase

Author Mary Woodcock  |  18 April 2017

I work with unsigned artists on a daily basis and most of them ask me if I can pass on their newly produced EP to record labels that I know. “Sure” I’ll say, “but it won’t get you signed”. These...


Top Tips For Making Your First Music Video

Author Mary Woodcock  |  03 April 2017

Sometimes as a developing artist, you don’t have any clear ideas of your visual representation, or how this could come to life. The pre-production preparation could be useful in many ways, to...


The Music Gateway Guide To – Recording Drums

Author Mary Woodcock  |  15 March 2017

Welcome to the Music Gateway Guide To, a series of how to’s on various different topics, this is a guide to Recording Drums. If you have any topics you wish to be advised on for future posts...


The Music Gateway Guide To – Recording Guitar

Author Mary Woodcock  |  08 March 2017

Welcome to the Music Gateway Guide To, a series of how to’s on various different topics, this is a guide to Recording Guitar. If you have any topics you wish to be advised on for future...


Music Rights – The Music Gateway Bible

Author Mary Woodcock  |  28 February 2017

Following the release of our Sync Portal, we are providing members with a series of blog posts to encourage you to get Sync ready. This blog is the 3rd in the series following on from Music...


The Importance of SEO for an Artist

Author Mary Woodcock  |  21 February 2017

Following the release of Bandzoogle’s free new eBook on SEO. They’ve provided some content on why SEO is important and how to utilise it as an artist.


The Music Gateway Guide To – Recording Vocals

Author Mary Woodcock  |  23 January 2017

Welcome to the Music Gateway Guide To, a series of how to’s on various different topics, this is the first in the series and is a guide to Recording Vocals. If you have any topics you wish...


The Music Gateway Guide To – PR/Marketing

Author Mary Woodcock  |  19 January 2017

Welcome to the Music Gateway Guide To, a series of how to’s on various different topics, this is the first in the series and is a guide to PR/Marketing Campaigns. If you have any topics you...


Vocalist Survival Guide in the Music Industry

Author Mary Woodcock  |  24 October 2016

A lot of singers would agree, nothing’s better than performing on stage. Walking up to the mic under a warm spotlight, and letting your vocals soar to a sea of people can be an adrenaline...


How To Find & Attract The Best Music Producer – The Music Producers Guilds Guide for Artists & Band

Author Mary Woodcock  |  07 October 2016

When looking to work with a music producer there are a number of key factors you must consider before contacting these masters of track production. But what are they and what should you prepare...


Why Music Makes Us Move

Author Mary Woodcock  |  26 September 2016

Every culture on this planet partakes in some form of music. What’s more, the vast majority—if not all—of these cultures will arrive at the design of a drum relatively early. The point of a drum,...