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2018 UK Festivals – The Gender Split

With the subject of gender diversity within the music industry quite rightly being talked about more and more in 2018, attention has been brought to the fact that the lineups for many major festivals are, for the most part, dominated by male acts.  

In a time when it is…

How Much Does It Cost To Hire Your Favourite Band?

Have you ever wondered whether you might be able to make your budget for your next event stretch far enough to hire your favourite band? 

Well, wonder no more, because we’ve scoured the website of Celebrity Talent International, a top celebrity booking agency, to see how much they estimate some…

A Quick Guide to Releasing a Demo CD as an Unsigned Band

When it comes to releasing your work as an unsigned band, it can feel like a bit of a tall order in an industry saturated with music artists and debut albums.

And, without a record label, this struggle is even greater, as you’ll have to do all of the legwork…

A Detailed Look at the Growth in Popularity of Vinyl in Recent Years

Despite the growth of MP3 and streaming sites, vinyl records have had a surprising spike in popularity in recent years, with sales of LPs at a 25-year high.

More than 3.2 million records were sold in 2016 alone, which is a whopping 53% increase on the year before, with spending…

Jewel Cases vs. Card Wallets – Which Should You Choose For Your Release?

Getting your CD in front of people is the first step to getting noticed, but sometimes you can fall at the very first hurdle if your artwork and packaging aren’t up to scratch.

First impressions count for a lot, so it’s important not just to make sure that you’ve got…

Why CDs Still Matter To The Music Industry In 2018

In the age of digital streaming, it’s not surprising that many people view CDs as a relic of days gone by, taking their place alongside the other musical dinosaurs of vinyl, tape cassettes and Walkmans.

With Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal taking over the music scene and replacing the act…

CD Duplication vs CD Replication – Which Is Right For Your Release?

When it comes to releasing your material, it can be a difficult decision, with lots of things to consider.

And, one of the most important things to think about is how you’re going to produce your CDs. Do you want to go down the replication route? Or the duplication one?…

Five Reasons Your Unsigned Band Still Needs To Invest In Physical CDs

In the age of Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the days of having a merch guy flogging CDs at a gig are long gone. Nowadays, many bands are choosing not to produce physical CDs at all, which in some ways is understandable, due…

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