Search the blog

Loading Posts

No results found for {{ searchQuery }}.

Please search again or return to our blog

Showing blog posts for: {{ searchQuery }}


Author  |  {{ post.date | prettyDate }}


4 Ways to Work Seamlessly with a PR Company

Author Mary Woodcock  |  28 May 2015

It seems nowadays that, at least among bands, working with a PR is a bit of a mystery. We work magic behind the scenes, and suddenly hey presto! You’ve got reviews and interviews flying around,...


OVERCOMING WRITER’S BLOCK – The art of wading through mud

Author Mary Woodcock  |  18 May 2015

We’d like to give a big welcome to our new guestblogger, Dan Armstrong. With over 20 years of experience in the industry from songwriting to producing to session playing, Dan’s joined...


The Definitive Press Kit Guide For Musicians

Author Mary Woodcock  |  08 May 2015

Disc Makers are the largest CD & DVD manufacturers for independent musicians. If you don’t have a publishing deal but want your CD to be burned on disc then Disc Makers are the people you...


Putting Together a Press Release

Author Mary Woodcock  |  08 April 2015

Every week or so, there is a fresh EP waiting for me to review from The Punk Archive. The contents of each one triggered this article as to why it is essential to prepare a proper Press/Media Kit...


The blurred line between musical influence and plagiarism

Author Mary Woodcock  |  26 March 2015

The person who said that imitation was the sincerest form of flattery, clearly never worked in the music industry. One of the biggest news stories recently involved Robin Thicke and Pharrell...


The Workspace – Connecting is just the beginning…

Author Sophie Small  |  17 March 2015

We were having a chat in the office about the Workspace this week and realized that we really don’t shout about this part of the platform enough. Anyone who’s heard about Music Gateway knows that...


OMG! Are those hand drawn letters? – Getting your Artwork Designed

Author Mary Woodcock  |  05 March 2015

The first thing that I used to do when I purchased an album, cassette or CD ALWAYS has been to hold the vessel for these various physical formats directly in my eager hands. I relished the...


Pitching on projects on Music Gateway – How to get it right?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  02 March 2015

So, you’ve seen a project on Music Gateway and you want to pitch on it… how do you make sure you’re up with a good chance to secure that project? There are a few key things that you should...


From the Flames: Where Veteran & Emerging Stars Collide

Author Mary Woodcock  |  12 February 2015

What if Veteran Musicians paired up with the younger generation of emerging stars – a fusion, if you will, forever bonding the music of longevity of the old and spontaneity of the new?


Why so serious? Tweet you. Not spam.

Author Sophie Small  |  03 February 2015

The best way to go viral on social media is to do something incredibly stupid or unexpected. Or both. Is there anything better than banter between Tesco Mobile and a consumer? Not unless Yorkshire...


Making music videos – Anyone can hold a camera, cut and create but…

Author Mary Woodcock  |  15 January 2015

I know from having various friends in the music industry that struggling musicians really do not have a significant amount of funds for extras pertaining to their music like video pre and post...


“Good Artists copy, great Artists steal.” Pablo Picasso – We Discuss Sampling

Author Mary Woodcock  |  08 January 2015

In my opinion what Picasso meant by this is that all artists piggyback ideas off each other regardless of genre. A good artist will indeed borrow however a great artist will steal the vision to...


4 Digital Marketing Hacks That Will Boost Your Music Career

Author Mary Woodcock  |  03 December 2014

As cynical as it sounds, your ability to gain exposure for yourself and your music as well as build relationships with industry influencers is just as important as your talent and the quality of...


How Indie Radio Stations can get you Quality Airplay

Author Mary Woodcock  |  21 November 2014

A few months ago, I was listening to a radio show that was supposed to play a specific song by a dear friend of mine. Unfortunately, the majority of us were not able to catch the first half hour...


How to Pay for Your Music Career

Author Mary Woodcock  |  13 November 2014

Making money as a musician can come in a variety of forms, ranging from sales of your music through to potential brand endorsements as you start to grow. However, it’s often difficult finding ways...


Auto-Tune, Is It Really The Way Forward?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  12 November 2014

Auto-tune as defined by The Urban Dictionary: “Pitch correction software specifically for vocals that makes up for a lack of natural singing talent. 90% or more of all “professional”...


5 Top Tips for Songwriters

Author Mary Woodcock  |  06 November 2014

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about the difficulties regarding global royalty collection in a digital age, where songwriters, publishers and even the collection societies themselves are...


How to Plan Your First Tour: 10 Things you Need to Know

Author Mary Woodcock  |  05 November 2014

Planning a tour is a somewhat foreboding task when you’re just starting out. There is so much to consider even during the early stages, but the tour itself will run well if you planned...


Timing is Key: Making a Couple of Stacks on Halloween

Author Mary Woodcock  |  03 November 2014

When planning a release or an event, there is nothing more important than timing. You could have the best line up or features, but if you choose the wrong time, people could either be too busy to...


The 27 Club, An Investigation

Author Mary Woodcock  |  15 October 2014

When I walked over to my library last week requesting resources pertaining to the 27 Club, the librarian I was querying looked at me as though I was insane. He had NEVER heard of the 27 Club...