Soundcheck: A Music Industry Crash Course

Catch Up (Recordings from the event)

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An Insight into Independent Record Labels in 2021 

We are joined by Big Scary Monsters and Alcopop! Records to talk all things record labels. We discuss how labels find their artists, how you can get signed, what being signed means for an artist, and the inner workings of independent record labels in 2021.

Guests:

Dave Owen, Big Scary Monsters

Luke PriestlyAlcopop! Records

Becoming An Established Artist 

Jack Chatfield from Island punk band Grade 2 tells us about Becoming an Established Artist. We cover record deals, touring, co-writing, and their journey as a band.

Guests:

Jack Chatfield, Musician, Grade 2

Understanding the UK Live Music Industry  

We cover everything you need to know about the live music industry. We talk about how to book yourself gigs, the importance of independent music venues, and touring post-pandemic. As well as what promoters and booking agents look for when working with artists.

Guests:

Roxane Dumoulin, Booking Agent, ATC Live

Ricky Bates, Venue Booker, The Joiners

Making a Record in 2021

We’re joined by Shunaji and Rebecca Vasmant to discuss the world of producing in 2021. We talk about what software and equipment they use, as well as their journey to where they are now and some key advice.

Guests:

Shunaji, Producer, Rapper and Singer

Rebecca Vasmant, Producer and DJ

Ricky Bates, Venue Booker, The Joiners

Extra Content

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How important is PR?

Leo Dyke sat down with the guys from Wall of Sound PR to discuss everything you need to know about the role of press in the modern music industry. We discuss what makes a great PR campaign and how integral it can be for an artist’s success.

Guests:

Jamie Otsa, Director and Head of Online and Print Publicity, Wall of Sound PR

Chris Coleshaw, Publicist and Head of Digital Marketing, Wall of Sound PR

Getting Heard

Ventnor Exchange’s Creative Apprentice Megan sits down to talk about everything you need to know about getting your music out there.  We cover best practices for artists on Spotify and what you can do to raise your profile on the platform, as well as how to get your songs on radio and everything in between.

Guests:

Sage Olito, Artist & Label Partnerships Manager, Spotify

Lee Jackson, Radio Plugging, Wall of Sound PR

An Insight into Independent Record Labels in 2021

Leo Dyke sat down with Justine Jones from Church Road Records and discussed how they work as a label and with their artists, as well as discussing distribution, and some key advice for artists.

Guests:

Justine Jones, Church Road Records

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