A new site for musicians, meet&jam.com, has launched.
It helps musicians find and connect with each other. And, for the first time, they can also book studio time online.
Musicians can put up profiles, list their influences and instruments, post video and audio, and then connect with each other.
The video means you can have a good look at other musicians' level and style before you contact them - saving time and embarrassment in the studio...
The site is for all genres and levels of ability. There are professional drummers on the site, looking for a new band, as well as enthusiastic amateurs looking to play more. There are singer-songwriters, violinists, trombonists, pianists, death metal lead guitarists, rappers... all wanting to meet and jam.
The free classified ads are a chance for bands and musicians to connect; but also the perfect place for music teachers and students to get together.
The 'Band Planner' is a private space for groups. They can message each other, use the interactive calendar, and list their gigs, rehearsal and sound-check times. The bass player will never miss another rehearsal.
But that's not all!
Meet and Jam is also an online booking system for rehearsal and recording studios. Bands and musicians can browse through dozens of UK studios, view their rooms and kit, and then book online - with a simple click and credit card payment system.
It is the only online booking system that has been developed specifically for rehearsal and recording studios, and it's a breathtakingly simple and elegant solution to a complex set of challenges.
There's nothing else like it. Take a look!
Meet and Jam - on a mission to get musicians out of their bedrooms and playing live music!
Mic Righteous clocked up over 300,000 views on his latest video in just a few days. Whilst still being unsigned. Thats a BIG deal!
To set up your own VEVO channel click here
If you have a great song, you'll want to capitalise on your video pretty quickly.
A VEVO channel not only looks great but can attract NEW fans and quickly increase your online profile. Setting up a VEVO channel with our partners at Ditto Music means two things
1.) You make more money than you do on Youtube! 2.) You are eligible for exciting VEVO front page featured artist slots! We have arranged for a special Radar Music discount for all Music Radar customers.
To set up your own VEVO artist channel click here
But be quick, its only going to be open for the next 48 hours!
BandApp is a mini record deal for your band. It gives you the tools to sell music, promote gigs, chat to fans, post news and link in to your Social Media accounts all from one platform, and the really clever bit is how it engages your fans.
So, get this, once you've put all of that information into the BandApp Builder you'll have created an App that you can give away to you fans via Facebook, Twitter, email or physically via a QR code, all for free, and it takes about 20 minutes.
Unsigned Only is a unique international music competition geared toward solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label record company. Unsigned Only is looking for an outstanding, talented performer… the “gem” of an artist waiting to be discovered. Unsigned Only has a highly esteemed judging panel, including recording artists such as John Oates (Hall & Oates), Neon Trees, Rosanne Cash, Of Monsters and Men, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), and many more. In addition to $10,000 and other great prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also receive one-on-one mentoring from high-profile music industry executives from some of the world’s top record labels including Republic Records, Capitol, Atlantic Records, Word Label Group, and many more. For more information and to enter, go to http://www.unsignedonly.com
The Berlin Music Video Awards are an annual platform for both musicians and video makers to celebrate their work. So if you have any music videos from 2013 / 2014 that you would like to promote and be in with the chance of winning an award then submit your video up until 1st of March 2014! Find out more information on their website.
PledgeMusic is the world’s leading online, direct-to-fan music platform, offering artists a unique way to engage their fans in the music making experience whilst interacting with PledgeMusic’s global community of music fans.
Since its inception in 2009, PledgeMusic has worked with independent artists and labels to deliver high impact campaigns that provide exclusive engagement, incentives and content for music fans as well as new commercial benefits and revenue streams for artists and music labels. PledgeMusic’s platform has generated chart topping albums worldwide.
Successful campaigns have included campaigns have included Slash, The Libertines, Bring Me The Horizon, Ginger Wildheart, Ben Folds Five, Killing Joke, Emmy The Great and Rachel Yamagata amongst others.
"Sentric Music is an independent music publisher offering royalty collection and synchronisation services on a contract that doesn't tie you down. Thousands of artists use them to collect royalties from live performance, broadcast and other sources worldwide! There's no catch, it's free to join and you can leave at any point with 28 days' notice. Sentric will take a small cut of what they earn you while you retain 100% of your copyright. Simple!
You can earn between £5 and £1000+ every time you perform live and £50+ every time your music is played on a major radio station. Sentric Music also work on high profile sync opportunities which you'll be able to apply for once you've signed up. Sentric have had their artists’ music placed in campaigns for brands such as Reebok and O2 and TV productions such as Skins, Gossip Girl and Made In Chelsea!
Take a look at www.sentricmusic.com and sign up now!"
· A digital talent showcase
· Your track gets featured on the homepage of Music Week (www.musicweek.com) and on the Music Week Presents page
· sound cloud/youtube embed, Artist/Album/Single picture featured and space for a 200 word bio
· Your track gets sent to the inboxes of over 8,000 industry execs as part of Music Week daily digest
· Link to story tweeted to over 56,000 followers of @MusicWeekNews
· Be part of the monthly Music Week Presents playlist that gets sent out to the Music Week Daily Digest
· The best way to get new music and unsigned artists in front of the most influential readership possible
· Goes through a selection process
· If chosen, it only costs £295 + VAT (this is due to the high calibre industry contacts we send this to)
We're very pleased to have just partnered with Outpost, who should be useful people to know for some of you. Based in East London, they're a straight-talking PR company working in digital, print, radio and TV. They’ve been getting the word out about music and brands worth knowing since 2005. Outpost have two sister companies focusing on music publishing and music distribution. Collectively the Outpost companies deliver a robust music services package for independent artists.
Radar is proud to be a friend of Momentum Music Fund.
Inspired by examples of other nations' support of popular music, as well as a recognised gap in seed funding for emerging acts, Momentum represents an important development in Arts Council England's support for this area of music.
Managed by PRS for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music, the programme will award individual grants of £5,000-£15,000 to between 50-75 artists and bands over the next two years.
Additionally, record labels, music managers, music publishers and other industry professionals can apply on their artist's behalf, but must detail how funding will drive their career development.
Details and Momentum's online application process can be found at www.prsformusicfoundation.com
EmuBands provides a simple-to-use but powerful digital music distribution service for artists and record companies to sell music online through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and many more of the World's leading digital music services. In a non-exclusive deal, artists and labels earn 100% of the royalties generated from sales, and maintain full ownership and control of their rights - and with a simple one-off pricing model, there are no annual or renewal fees.
Jamplify helps you promote your music video by turning your fans into a marketing team. With Jamplify, you run a dynamic social campaign where your fans compete to drive the most other people to check out your video. It's like having a digital street team.
New York City and Nashville
The Smalls is a creative platform for filmmakers, and one of the most ambitious champions of short form content in the world.
Through our online community and live events we connect commissioners and distributors with filmmaking talent, to facilitate and support the creation of new and inspiring films and videos.
Founded in 1997, The Orchard is a global independent music and video distribution company that provides an innovative and comprehensive sales and marketing platform for content owners. With industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard’s creative, tailored approach streamlines its clients’ business while amplifying reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, mobile and physical outlets around the world.
Founded in 1997, AWAL stands at the forefront of the new media revolution. Their non-exclusive agreement and 30 day rolling term gives you flexibility and freedom to control your career. AWAL delivers your content worldwide to major on-line stores and download sites, as well as providing marketing and technology solutions.