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This week on Music Gateway

Author Mary Woodcock  |  08 November 2013

So it’s been a busy week for us here at Music Gateway, on Monday , we introduced you lucky people to JTV digital, who are a digital distribution company based in France who through 10years...

TRAP? What The Fudge Is That?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  05 November 2013

Time to get crazy. EDM has seen a huge increase in popularity in the past few years and is now dominating the music charts dramatically. So amongst the high surge of EDM it is important to keep up...

Copyright in Sound Recordings Extended from 50 years to 70 years

Author Mary Woodcock  |  04 November 2013

It has now been passed that copyright in sound recordings have been increased from 50 years to 70 years. This means that since the day a track is published performers can enjoy 70 years worth of...

Today on Music Gateway!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  01 November 2013

There are lots of new and exciting projects up on the Music Gateway site today and are being added everyday, from Singers wanted, to producers/remixers needed to rappers wanted, there really is...

The One – The Biggest/Best party in London on NYE!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  31 October 2013

New Years is obviously always one of the best nights of the year, but this year EGG in London have made sure that it’s one you’ll never forget by launching a brand new party series...

Do Protest Songs have the power to make a difference?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  31 October 2013

The recent campaign by women in Saudi Arabia to be allowed to drive and society’s divided reaction has led a group of Saudi satirists to resort to a famous Bob Marley song to explain the...

Where Does The Blame Lie? Foals Frontman Joins The Spotify Debate

Author Mary Woodcock  |  30 October 2013

Next to jump on the bandwagon to display his thoughts about Spotify’s royalty payments to artists is Yannis Philippakis, frontman of math-rock band Foals. Now I do love Foals personally however I...

Alternative Mercury Music Prize!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  29 October 2013

So the Mercury Prize, the annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland (though the nominees aren’t always from these places, see the Guillemots being nominated...

Transmitter – YouTube Filling the Void in Mainstream TV- Featuring Chloe Howl

Author Mary Woodcock  |  28 October 2013

Miss seeing music on TV? Its right to say there isn’t nearly as much as there should be out there. There is a need to get to know artists, hear more music, covers and become involved and exposed...

Lou Reed, King.

Author Mary Woodcock  |  28 October 2013

He was the punk poet of rock ‘ n’ roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after.

NME’s Best Album of All Time… Do You Agree?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  24 October 2013

So, to mark their umpteenth rebrand in the past few years, NME have decided to have ANOTHER greatest album ever poll! (I think they’ve done about 900 of these right? Or is that just me?). Anyway,...

Music – Not Just A ‘Want’ But A ‘NEED’ – The Partnerships Changing The Industry

Author Mary Woodcock  |  22 October 2013

Many say they can’t live or breathe without music and that it’s all that they live for. Well even if you don’t share that belief, soon you may have little choice!

Is Piracy Killing Music? Nope!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  22 October 2013

For more than a decade the music industry has attributed a massive decline in sales to music piracy. However, in a week where a report from the UK telecoms regulator indicated that piracy has...

The Vinyl & Record Day Revival, good news for Indies?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  21 October 2013

It almost seems like old news. Vinyl is back, vinyl never went away, etc etc, but following a new report by the British Recorded Music Industry body The BPI, data released recently shows that year...

MUSO – Fight Piracy On Your Own Terms

Author Mary Woodcock  |  21 October 2013

The battle against piracy; an issue that has been on the hands of musicians for years now. You constantly hear about how labels, trade bodies and musicians are attempting to combat against piracy...

Sililbil N’Brains Play The Music Industry – We ask is your ‘story’ more important than your music?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  16 October 2013

So you can’t fool the major labels, the big guns, the big daddies… well apparently not.

Everyone wants to be discovered by a Major Label… Don’t they?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  16 October 2013

For most musicians, scoring a major label record deal is at the top of their to-do list, and for good reason. Having one of the Big Four labels working on your music can be your ticket to the big...

MySpace, What the hell happened?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  11 October 2013

When I was a kid, before Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, Spotify or ANY of the now globally recognised brands there was the original social media, MySpace, but since the rise of the above, it’s...

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.. Or Are We?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  10 October 2013

Okay, so, brace yourselves, in the immortal words of Anchorman legend Ron Burgungdy, I HAVE AN URGENT AND HORRIFYING NEWS STORY!The Jonas Brothers are breaking up, they have cancelled their tour...

Lorde, the next young star, how can she avoid doing a ‘Britney’?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  09 October 2013

Lorde and Other Child Music Stars, what should she steer clear of!