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The X-Factor Trail: How To Succeed When You Lose

Author Mary Woodcock  |  15 December 2014

So this year’s X Factor is over and Ben Haenow has won. However, it’s not all doom and gloom for those who didn’t win this year…

K-Pop and the South Korean Music Market

Author Mary Woodcock  |  11 December 2014

Yesterday we posted information about a great distribution and representation opportunity in South Korea, involving a major South Korean distribution company. If you’re interested in this...

Introducing our new site design…

Author Mary Woodcock  |  19 November 2014

We have a number of surprises and new features for you all. Here’s what we’ve done.

Do They Know It’s Christmas? Apparently Not

Author Mary Woodcock  |  17 November 2014

It has been 30 years since the release of the original Band Aid, which sold over three million copies and raised £8 million to help fight famine in Ethiopia. This year’s incarnation of the charity...

Placements, Films, DJ Work and more. This Week at Music Gateway 14/11/14

Author Mary Woodcock  |  14 November 2014

Hope you’ve had a good week! We sure have had one here at Music Gateway. Here are the best projects of this week:

StreetArtDrop Charity Exhibition 2014

Author Mary Woodcock  |  13 November 2014

Tuesday the 2nd of December will see the collaborative project, StreetArtDrop Charity Exhibition 2014, take place in Central London. Shearman and Sterling LLP, in association with, are...

Why do so many musicians need a second job?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  11 November 2014

After a reading an article yesterday about successful musicians in the industry who still have to work day jobs, I started thinking about the perception of musicians and the music industry by...

Promotion, Remixes & Session Work. This Week at Music Gateway 07/11/2014

Author Mary Woodcock  |  07 November 2014

Good afternoon! We’ve had another great week here at Music Gateway, take a look at our pick of the best projects currently running!

Pink Floyd and the Psych Rock Resurgence

Author Mary Woodcock  |  07 November 2014

As Pink Floyd’s fifteenth and final LP ‘The Endless River’ drops today, it brings into question the relevance of progressive and psychedelic rock in today’s music market. Pink Floyd are known for...

Are these instruments “rubbish” or gems?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  04 November 2014

Halfway through watching a YouTube video about destitute section of Paraguay building functional instruments with trash, my eyes started to well with tears of appreciation. I found this to be a...

Why Did Taylor Swift Take Her Music Off Spotify?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  04 November 2014

Last night, as I’m sure most people have heard, Taylor Swift was the latest artist to grab headlines after removing her entire catalogue off Spotify whilst simultaneously refusing to release her...

Happy Halloween! This Week at Music Gateway 31/10/14

Author Mary Woodcock  |  31 October 2014

Happy Halloween from all of us at Music Gateway! Here is a selection of the week’s best projects:

How to Win a Sound Clash: Red Bull Culture Clash London 2014

Author Mary Woodcock  |  31 October 2014

Last night was undeniably the greatest music event of the year. For those that don’t know what happened, last night was the Red Bull Culture Clash in London, a sound clash with four different...

Rescoring a Classic Film for a New Generation: Radio 1 Rescores Drive

Author Mary Woodcock  |  30 October 2014

Many of us have lived to see our favourite films remastered with fancy new special effects and sound quality. Some of us have been unlucky enough to see our favourite films remade, which usually...

Album Collaborations plus Vocalist and Guitarist Jobs! This Week at Music Gateway 24/10/14

Author Mary Woodcock  |  24 October 2014

It’s been another good week at Music Gateway. Here are this week’s best projects and opportunities:

Nostalgia as a Marketing Tool: Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and The Wu

Author Mary Woodcock  |  23 October 2014

It’s hard to stand out in the music world. However, as original as you might be, there is probably someone who sounds exactly like you who has done it before. With better technology and a...

The Death of Album Sales, Is It Time to Let It Go?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  21 October 2014

The music industry has always been constantly shifting and changing. We have seen the rise and fall of many mediums, such as the vinyl record, CD and tape. New platforms and ways of listening keep...

Collaboration, Band Positions, Producing Opportunities and More! This Week on Music Gateway 17/10/14

Author Mary Woodcock  |  17 October 2014

Hi all, hope everyone has had a fun and productive week! Here are this week’s best projects and opportunities:

Dubstep, The Great Genre Divide

Author Mary Woodcock  |  17 October 2014

Why is this genre so misunderstood and why is there so much debate around sub genre categorizing it. Most importantly how did a dub reggae and 2step garage influenced genre become confused with a...

Rap Beef in 2014: Bitter Feud or Free Publicity?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  16 October 2014

In the history of hip hop we have seen countless feuds between rappers. Best friends have become bitter enemies and bitter enemies have come close to killing each other, but in the case of 2pac...