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Vocal, production and radio opportunities ahoy! This week on Music Gateway 10/10/14

Author Mary Woodcock  |  10 October 2014

Hey. Its been a busy week here at Music Gateway. Here is some highlights from this week’s best projects and blogs:

Skype/Google Hangouts Gig Series: Part III – Impact on the Music Industry

Author Mary Woodcock  |  07 October 2014

Over the last few weeks, I have given much thought to the content of this final Skype/Google Hangout piece and genuinely what this specialised technology means on a whole for the music...

Selling Your Music Visually

Author Mary Woodcock  |  06 October 2014

The packaging for your music has to be more creative than the packaging of most products. This is because music has no physical appearance. You cannot see the content of your music. and the logo...

How To Be a Successful Uni DJ: Part 2

Author Mary Woodcock  |  06 October 2014

In the last part I showed you how to start off as a DJ in uni, but in this section I will show you how to survive as a DJ in uni!

Top 6 Ways To Get Your Act Featured In A National Magazine

Author Mary Woodcock  |  03 October 2014

Whilst working in the field of PR particularly within the music industry, the question that I get asked the most is how do I get my act featured in a top magazine? Being featured in national...

Skype/Google Hangouts Gig Series – Part II: Impact on the performer

Author Mary Woodcock  |  30 September 2014

It’s here! The next instalment of the online Skype, Google Hangouts gig series is ready. This week Rania speaks about how online gigs can have a positive impact on yourself as a performer,...

Skype Gig Series: Part I, Perspectives from a Spectator/Fan

Author Mary Woodcock  |  23 September 2014

This is part one of a series on the benefits of Skype/Google Hangout gigs from three different perspectives. Part one is that of a spectator/fan, part two explores the direct impact on the...

Should I Give My Music Away For Free?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  17 September 2014

This is a question that definitely props up every second of everyday, from both perspectives of the industry. It’s SO relevant in today’s market, and proves to be crazily subjective! That’s why we...

Should you have an Artist Manager?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  14 August 2014

So do bands and artists need a manager in this day and age of DIY culture? Well we believe that you do, and here is why!

Top 5 Tips for Breaking into the Music Industry

Author Mary Woodcock  |  13 August 2014

As an unsigned artist it is really important to keep working hard and not to lose motivation. It is easy to give up and lose faith when trying to make it big, get signed or make your big break....

Know Your Fans!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  12 August 2014

Before you even start to write the first bar of music, there is a fundamental question to ask yourself. It’s deceptively simple, and yet can derail all of your hard work. It’s “who is this music...

The Do’s & Don’t’s when working with a new artist as a Manager!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  11 August 2014

When working with a new artist as a Manager, there are several things do’s and don’t’s. This could be from making spontaneous decisions on behalf of your artist – to making sure you keep the...

Put down the camera and enjoy the gig!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  29 July 2014

Do you get involved at gigs, singing, shouting and moving about? Or do you simply just film the whole event? If yes to filming… then you’re doing it wrong. Let me explain why.

10 Top Tips to increase your Fanbase

Author Mary Woodcock  |  24 July 2014

We all know that a strong fanbase is the backbone of any musician’s career. Your fans are the people who will regularly support you by buying your music, coming to your shows, and sharing your...

My Top Ten 10 Production Tips

Author Mary Woodcock  |  02 July 2014

For all of you budding producers out there I am going to put together a list of some of my favorite mixing techniques I use with in my productions. For non-producers this is about to get geeky!

How to write a hit song with David Penn

Author Mary Woodcock  |  01 July 2014

Having a good song is crucial for making it within today’s music industry, but what makes a hit? Some people would say it’s the hook, others may say it’s the lyrics or the melody, however here we...

5 tips for Musicians Marketing Online

Author Mary Woodcock  |  06 June 2014

There was a time when the music industry had a fairly straightforward business model; an artist records a song and the record label would promote it. Since the rise in digital however, the market...

The secret to getting more gigs, fans and merch sales from every show you play…

Author Mary Woodcock  |  02 June 2014

So, how do you get fans to join your mailing list, people to buy your merch and venues to ask you back without the hard sell or giving that shameless plug?

Targeting and Breaking Out into the Canadian Marketplace

Author Mary Woodcock  |  14 May 2014

O, Canada – no longer just the friendly, unknown neighbour north of the US. Over the past decade, Canada has slowly become important piece of the music industry puzzle. A lot of ingenuity, tricky...

How much should you pay for a record producer?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  02 May 2014

Looking to record a new single or perhaps an album for your band? What studio should you go to? What kind of producer should you look for? This article will give you a number of tips on hiring a...