business

Independence for Bands: 101 Pt. 1

“Want a record contract?” No, not really. The good old rock ‘n’ roll myth of the perfect record deal is dead. 9 out of 10 (major label) albums cost more to produce than they make. Of all acts signed in 2007, 70% didn’t have their album released. The point at which an artist has many […]

Steve Lawson at UnConvention Swansea

Here’s a section of Steve Lawson‘s rather fantastic Sidebar session of talking and playing at UnConvention Swansea. Steve is a solo bass player (which he describes as sounding “more like a dare than a career path”), he started as a session bassist and was once asked to do a solo slot at a gig. On […]

"Syncing" – or "Another Way of Sharing Music"

Music Syncing – “sync” is an abbreviation for “synchronization,” so music syncing is essentially the process of synchronising or embedding songs to some form of visual production, advertisements, film that sort of thing. Hope and Social were recently approached by mountain bike manufacturer Cotic to ask if they could sync one of our tunes with […]

“Syncing” – or “Another Way of Sharing Music”

Music Syncing – “sync” is an abbreviation for “synchronization,” so music syncing is essentially the process of synchronising or embedding songs to some form of visual production, advertisements, film that sort of thing. Hope and Social were recently approached by mountain bike manufacturer Cotic to ask if they could sync one of our tunes with […]

Islet at Unconvention Swansea – great band, no web

This weekend was Unconvention Swansea – a music conference with a difference, a very positive music event actually focusing on music and on the business of music, grass roots style. Possibly the most inspirational single occurrence was the performance by a great band called Islet, and the follow up to their set. Ironically for a […]