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The Best Opportunities, Resources And Advice To Help You Succeed In Today’s Music Business

 

Hello and welcome. This site has been set up by Music Industry professionals with a very clear aim – to use our knowledge, experience and contacts to help you with your career in the music business.

 

Whether your ambitions lie on the creative or performing side or whether you see yourself as more behind the scenes, making it happen – if you want to join the tens of thousands of people in the UK currently making their living in the most exciting business in the world, this is the place you need to bookmark.

On this site, you’ll find valuable advice for getting into different areas of the business;  useful addresses and contact details; recommended resources; specialist articles and features – plus a regularly updated listing of the top music jobs and opportunities as they become available, including many specially geared towards the first-timer or those with limited experience.

 

Access to all this is free for everyone – no need to submit a profile. So have a good browse and be sure to bookmark this site - if you’re serious about a career in the music business, we’re here for you.

 

The  Description Of Music Industry Roles section gives you an overview of the most popular Music Industry roles, whilst on the Getting Started In The Music Business pages, you’ll find tips on getting into your chosen field.

 

And our ever expanding Success In Music section is packed with information, advice and help for performers, artists, musicians, songwriters; in fact, anyone who’s looking to achieve success with their music. Featuring contributions from Industry experts with decades of experience to call on, this section is fast becoming the Number One UK Music Business resource online.


 

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Paid Apprenticeships in Music Business with Daylight Music Productions

Daylight Music Productions and The Academy of Music and Sound are proud to announce a new programme of paid apprenticeships in music business for young people aged 16-19. A fantastic opportunity for young people in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas has arisen. Daylight Music Productions are once again looking for apprentices for their successful programme. These apprenticeships in music business provide successful applicants with 16 hours of paid work … [Read More...]

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  • Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best MTV VMAs Performance? August 22, 2014
    The MTV Video Music Awards air live from the Los Angeles Forum this Sunday night, and as usual, the awards themselves will almost be an afterthought: The big moments will all come from the performances. Everyone remembers the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke twerk-heard-around-the-world from last year, but how many recall that Justin...... […]
  • 'Jimi: All Is by My Side': Photos From the Set of the Hendrix Biopic August 22, 2014
    John Ridley earned his first Academy Award this year for his 12 Years a Slave screenplay, and now he's in the director's chair for Jimi: All Is by My Side, a biopic tracing a year in the life of Jimi Hendrix with Outkast's André Benjamin in the title role. Scenes take place...... […]
  • Coldplay's Chris Martin Lives 'Big' in 'True Love' Video August 22, 2014
    Frontman Chris Martin and actress Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead, Cloverfield) star as sumo-suited "big" ballerinas in the video for Coldplay's third Ghost Stories single, "True Love." The message for the clip, as displayed at the end, is "anything is possible," and in the case of the clip – directed by...... […]
  • Glen Campbell Doc Reveals Man and Musician August 22, 2014
    The influential music career and turbulent private life of pop-country entertainer Glen Campbell has been chronicled in the documentary film I'll Be Me, which will be released October 24th in New York and Nashville. Following the performer during his Goodbye Tour, the film also features footage of Campbell's doctor visits...... […]
  • Blake Shelton Talks New Single, Haters and Crossover Hits August 22, 2014
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  • Kathy Griffin Challenges Nicki Minaj to Butt Contest August 22, 2014
    Kathy Griffin has issued a challenge to rapper Nicki Minaj – and it involves butts, not ice buckets. "Of course, everyone's talking about that 'Anaconda' video, and it's fantastic," the comedian told The Associated Press in a new interview. "It's a lot of boo-tay, and I would like to challenge Nicki to a...... […]
  • Songwriter Spotlight: Troy Verges August 22, 2014
    Troy Verges humbly credits his success to serendipity. The Louisiana native was a student at Nashville's Belmont University when he saw a flyer posted on a corkboard for an internship at Patrick Joseph Music, which at the time was on a hot streak with a roster that included Matraca Berg,...... […]
  • Basement Jaxx Turn Up on Energetic, Hopeful New 'Junto' August 22, 2014
    When Basement Jaxx first rose to stardom, the duo was unsatisfied with the state of dance music, describing it as "linear" and "close-minded" and giving their debut album a bold title: "Remedy." "Most dance music is very shiny and so robotic," Simon Ratcliffe, one of its members, told Rolling Stone...... […]
  • Metallica, Arcade Fire Reps Rip NFL’s Pay-for-Play Super Bowl Plan August 22, 2014
    The NFL's reported plan to get major pop stars to pay for a coveted halftime appearance at next year's Super Bowl will work only if the pop stars participate. And several outraged music-business sources predict they won't. "Halftime's for sale," says Dennis Arfa, agent for Metallica, Billy Joel and Rush. "If...... […]