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Like a Music Industry Conference, But In Your Computer!

Tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday, music industries website New Music Strategies and the web-brilliantness team at Amplified are working together to deliver a collaborative, online event about music and the music industries.

Creativity and Education

As a mentor and coach, I have an active interest in how formal education and work I may do in the arts/music interact. I am also very fortunate in that my wife is a teacher, I have friends who work in colleges and teach, some teaching music and music technology. I have friends who work […]

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 […]

Glasto roundup – Part 1

Taken from the Hope and Social WordPress blog. Well we played Glastonbury this year and you know what, it wasn’t bad [grin]. We’ve been back to the grindstone at the Crypt since, writing Hope and Social’s second album and 5 songs for Imitating the Dog‘s new Greece/UK project Tales From The Bar Of Lost Souls […]

"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 […]

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