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The Yorkshire Musicians’ Social Media Surgery

What is a Social Media Surgery? We may know Facebook and Youtube. We’ve maybe dabbled with Twitter and Blogging. We’ve all set up (and hated) Myspace. We might even have heard of foursquare, bandcamp, vimeo, blogger, flickr… but what the hell is tumblr, wordpress, soundcloud; what is tunecore, and what’s the point? In short, the […]

The Yorkshire Musicians’ Social Media Surgery

What is a Social Media Surgery? We may know Facebook and Youtube. We’ve maybe dabbled with Twitter and Blogging. We’ve all set up (and hated) Myspace. We might even have heard of foursquare, bandcamp, vimeo, blogger, flickr… but what the hell is tumblr, wordpress, soundcloud; what is tunecore, and what’s the point? In short, the […]

The Declarations of Independents

This post originally featured here on the fantastic Refe Tuma‘s great website Creative Deconstruction. The case for independence: One of the questions I like to ask  when I meet people through music is: “How many artists do you know personally who have a record deal that they’re happy with?” The answer is almost exclusively “None“, […]

From Flickr Pics to Free Goods

Rather brilliantly, this weekend Hope and Social got a bunch of new toys. How? Through us connecting with fans. A while ago, a fan of Irish band The Frames was searching for information on the rather fabulous Black Box studio, France. Black Box is where The Frames record, where dEUS have recorded, where Mark Geary […]

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 […]

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