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Monday, November 23, 2015

Music News, Reviews, Competitions, Tips, Staff Picks & More!

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In this weeks newsletter we've got you more independent music news, reviews & interviews, featured artists & staff picks, chances to win new music plus advice for DIY artists.

If you have news or a new release you want featured in this newsletter & on TheMusicNewsSite.com, email the details to editor@themusicnewssite.com with links to your updated profile on PitchMyStuff.com plus samples of your music and videos.
Featured

Funky Voices hit the Top 100 singles with independent Children In Need single

With the BBC's flagship charity show Children in Need raising a record amount for children's charities last week, an award winning modern choir called Funky Voices have released a single to raise funds – and it STORMED the iTunes singles chart.
Independent Music News

Lady Low premiere 'Burning Like a Fever' video

Combining old school rock and roll with a wistful romantic side, Lady Low are are celebrating the release of their new single 'Burning Like a Fever'. Having premiered the video online, the LA band are hoping their brand of string infused rock will capture the imagination of rock fans around the globe.

Mark Anthony debut single, 'An 80s Vibe', mixes hip hop and retro to fun effect

Released on December 21st via all the usual digital outlets, the new single from Mark Anthony is something a little different. Taking a look back at growing up in the 80s, it's a rap song with an indelibly upbeat feel which gives it a real sense of fun. In a genre that takes itself too seriously sometimes, 'An 80s Vibe' really stands out as an alternative.

Freedom Fry offer stunning '1979' Smashing Pumpkins Cover

Out now on iTunes, the new single from Freedom Fry is out now. It's a beautifully rendered, pared back version of the Smashing Pumpkins classic '1979'.
Reviews / Interviews

Interview – The Frisbys, 'Give In to the Dark' video/double A single

With their stunning, emotive brand of folk music, The Frisbys are a band on the rise, now unveiling 'Give In To The Dark' from their new double A-side single. The music is the first to be released from EP The Cause (released January 29th 2016).

New folk album out now from Soham De – 'Ghost'

An 18 year old folk songwriter based in Kings Lynn, Soham De started young. He's been gigging for 4 years, building a local fanbase and making a name for himself by supporting Gabrielle Aplin at the UEA on her 'English Rain' UK tour.
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Tips, Tricks & Advice

Build a 'Fanbase', not a 'friendbase'

All independent musicians have been there – a sold-out first gig, because the curiosity of all our family and friends have led to them buying a ticket and coming along to see what you've been pestering them about. Then comes the second gig, with slightly fewer people. Then a third, then a fourth. Eventually, you're left playing to just girlfriends/boyfriends and (if you're lucky) family who feel obliged to come – having already irritated everyone else into submission with your gig reminders.

The difficulty is switching from playing gigs to people you already know, to attracting new fans who don't know you. Yet. Here's a few ideas as to how you can do that:

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Staff Pick
Missing You
Gina Thompson
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