MUSIC BUSINESS TRAINING

managing an independant music career

We’re a company dedicated to supporting musicians. We know how hard it is to gather all of the elements you need to come up with a successful release. We know that paying for expert help can be tough. A standard record label will have different departments for covering different areas of the business, including:

A&R / Business Affairs / Art Department / Production and Stock Control / Marketing and Promotion / Sales Reps / Orders and Warehousing / Accounts and Royalties / Online Strategy

With more than 30 years experience and ongoing daily involvement in the music industry, we can be your guide to setting up and running a successful music career. We can guide you through the whole cycle, from your creative process, building an image around your release, setting up all of your marketing channels, booking a tour and running your release campaign.

Latest Articles

Album Release Timeline – Introduction

Album Release Timeline – Introduction

A band’s career is built around album releases. This applies whether you’re on a label or self-releasing. It’s roughly a one year cycle that includes a short break inbetween that’s repeated annually for each new release. There are some newer business models whereby...

Editor Notes – August 2020

Editor Notes – August 2020

Hey folks, I’ve decided to have a shakeup of the site this month. The first step has been moving to a new host, hence the temporary downtime recently. This has been an incredibly tough year for us all so far, with more belt-tightening yet to come, so I’ve decided that...

Why Your Local Music Community Is Important

Why Your Local Music Community Is Important

A tale of two musicians - one moved to the big city, signed a record deal, lost the rights to all of her songs, became disillusioned with the business, ended up in a day job and struggled to live her dreams for 20 years. The other stayed in his hometown,...

Get Help With:

The Music

  • songwriting
  • arranging
  • recording
  • mixing and mastering
  • full song production

The Infrastructure

  • band website
  • social media profiles
  • newsletter opt-in
  • band logo
  • band image

The Product

  • digital tracks
  • cd and vinyl
  • merchandise
  • free barcodes
  • UK chart eligible

Tour Booking

  • budgeting for a tour
  • choosing a route / venues
  • planning your show
  • what you need to take
  • how to monetise your tour

Distribution

  • digital distribution
  • physical distribution
  • video distribution
  • free ISRC codes
  • your label or one of ours

Promotion

  • tv and radio plugging
  • magazine and blog promo
  • press and pr
  • database registration
  • full release campaigns