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Top Tips To Writing That Killer Chart Topping Hook!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  11 October 2013

There is always that one song that you just can’t get out your head. Whether you like it or not! These may be all time favourite songs that you love for years and years to come or a simple...


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...


Great Collaborations through Music Gateway:Tally Koren & Frank Pels

Author Mary Woodcock  |  10 October 2013

Here is another great example of how Music Gateway is connecting musicians and producers in the industry. We bring your attention to the story of vocalist, Tally Koren (based in the UK) and...


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...


The Unsigned Musicians Guide on Touring

Author Music Gateway Team  |  09 October 2013

So, your unsigned, unknown and unbelievably frustrated with the same old gigs. When will those industry moguls finally give you that big break? Well, my musically gifted friend, if you’re...


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!


THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS DEAD! – Well not really, see just how you can benefit from the online world…

Author Mary Woodcock  |  08 October 2013

Declining record sales, lack of value in music, nobody pays for music, a dead music industry… shall we just call it a day, go on a nice holiday and stick our heads in the sand? Well that’s...


Miley Cyrus (and others) vs. The WORLD!

Author Mary Woodcock  |  08 October 2013

So after the Miley Cyrus v. Sinead O’Connor argument his weekend, which you can see the full explanation of here. There is also anotherpop star from the 80’s, Annie Lennox of...


Any Press Is Good Press… But Aren’t There Known Limits? – Miley Cyrus V Sinead O’Connor

Author Mary Woodcock  |  07 October 2013

Back in the news… again. This twerking pop star is not just making headlines with her music and public performances but is now even taking on celebrities. Why you cry! Well I guess Miley...


Music in TV/Advertising? What does the future hold?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  07 October 2013

So, it’s been an interesting week for music in T.V and advertising, as the big news of the last week has been the airing of Breaking Bads last episode. In case you’d been living in a...


Spotify Is Shining The Spotlight… But On Who?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  04 October 2013

So you may be an unsigned or small time band/artist, possibly struggling to be noticed or you’re just about to reach that all important breaking point? Well this week Spotify claim to have...


Fine Lines- The Importance of Songwriting

Author Mary Woodcock  |  04 October 2013

                    Hello and welcome back to another James Kirby article. Our topic today is what separates the fist pumping “Bangin’ chune” from the songs that stay with you...


Government and Culture.. What’s Next?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  04 October 2013

Music plays a huge role in our society; it’s played on the radio when we wake up in the morning, we hear it in the supermarket as we do our weekly shop and it accompanies us as we brave dark...


Music and Video Games – Beyond Fun and Games

Author Mary Woodcock  |  03 October 2013

Clearly, the Video game industry is a huge industry, with the market worth about $7.09bn last year, with it increasingly being seen as a way to market music and get into the wider public...


Drinks All Round! Happy 1st Birthday To The Live Music Act

Author Mary Woodcock  |  03 October 2013

“That band last night at the pub were brilliant!”


The Rhapsody Project

Author Mary Woodcock  |  02 October 2013

As part of a new arts-in-health project, Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity commissioned 15 talented composers out of over 250 applications back in April (2013) to create new pieces of music...


YouTube: Royalty Free Music, Whats Next?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  02 October 2013

You’ve uploaded an awesome dance troupe video, for example, but it gets taken down because of Copyright infringement! NO! How will the world appreciate how amazing your silky smooth moves...


Is Spotify sustainable and good for artists? Pink Floyd say Yes. MOS say No.

Author Mary Woodcock  |  02 October 2013

The debate is on-going. Is music streaming a good business model and does it work well for artists? Many classic, high profile bands/artists have chosen not to make their catalogue available...


Madge is back, but not as you expected…

Author Mary Woodcock  |  01 October 2013

So, Madonna’s back, but not as you’d expect, with a #secretproject that she has been feeding us random trailers for the last 3 months, it’s called ‘Art For Freedom’...


Ruffloaded Recordings seeks Vocalist through Music Gateway

Author Mary Woodcock  |  30 September 2013

December 2012 saw Julian form Ruffloaded Recordings with Robert Turner with their first release ‘Edge of letting go’ by Noise Freakz & Jorden Milnes receiving Radio 1 support as...