News Archive


Phoenix requires new frontman

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Phoenix are looking for a new vocalist/frontman/frontwoman, to join us on our busy gigging schedule. With our current singer leaving us to take on other challenges we need someone who is 100% committed. The band is varied in age so your age is not important but the ideal candidate will have:

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MU General Secretary election

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The results of the election were announced today by the Independent Scrutineer. The ballot of members was held between 6 and 27 March 2017 and there were two candidates: MU Executive Committee member Kathy Dyson, who received 1,732 votes, and MU Assistant General Secretary Horace Trubridge, who received...

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Want to Improve Your Stage Presence?

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

We always tell our students and clients that there’s truly nothing more important than being a great performer. Your talent can be mediocre. Your looks can be average. Even your music can be so-so. But your performance has to be electric if you want to get noticed and engage your audience.

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Ways to Focus on Singing Success

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Fame is defined as ‘the state of being known by many people’ whereas success is defined as ‘the accomplishment of an aim or purpose’. The notion of fame has displaced careers. Why then, does there seem to be a blurring of the meanings? Studies dating back to 2007 show that kids want to...

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support US music community

Monday, March 27th, 2017

American songwriters and publishers have received the support of the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) and the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) in their attempt to obtain fair mechanical rates for the use of music by digital services.

The move from ICMP...

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Exercises to Write More Creative Lyrics

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Writing creative lyrics is a challenging task. If you want to write for radio, you’ll probably lean towards accessible themes of love with simple, easy-to-digest lyrics. Poetry, as beautiful as it may be, does not always fit rhythmically into a melody. It’s not premeditated for music,...

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Things that will Improve Your Singing

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

We can all agree that in addition to our voices being inside us, our voices are connected to our emotions. Obviously, musicians can never have that same relationship to their instruments; they put their guitars and saxophones in their cases when they finish playing. Wouldn’t that be nice? Since...

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A new music platform

Friday, March 24th, 2017

A new music platform called Salute has launched. Aiming to redefine and reposition writers, whilst supporting and empowering DIY UK talent, Salute will launch the next generation of unsigned music makers. The idea behind the project is to create an “accessible and fair opportunity for a diverse...

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Stars back online guide to beat touts

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Artists including Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Royal Blood, Mark Knopfler, Wolf Alice and You Me At Six have endorsed a new online guide to help music fans beat ticket touts. The move comes just over a week after the government accepted the recommendations of Professor Michael Waterson’s...

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Things Every Musician Deals With

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Feeling like an outsider around your non-musician friends? Perpetually working but somehow always-and-forever broke? These are the kind of issues that, as an independent musician, are often universally unavoidable. We deal with them because we love what we do, but that doesn’t mean we’ve...

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Avoid a Performance Disaster

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Life doesn’t stop, even when we are having a larger than life experience on stage  things can and do go wrong. Here is just one example of not-so-ideal situation on stage, when Adele felt that she needed to start again during the 2017 GRAMMYS. She stays true to herself whilst dealing with a technical...

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Lucy Spraggan Was attacked in the street after Brighton gig

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Former X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan has been attacked and bitten after a gig in Brighton. She was with her wife and guitarist when she was attacked by two women on the street. The singer-songwriter from Sheffield, who appeared on the show in 2012, shared pictures of the aftermath of the attack...

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Ann Wilson is moving in a new direction

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer is best known for her work alongside guitar-playing sister Nancy in the classic rock outfit Heart. And Ann’s current tour, billed as Ann Wilson of Heart, makes no bones about that. But Wilson’s non-Heart endeavors — which have included two EPs and a live...

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Marketing Manager  HHB Communications Ltd

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

An exciting opportunity to join the UK’s leading supplier of professional audio technology to the world’s top broadcasters, recording studios and post production facilities. Based in North West London, HHB Communications Ltd are looking for a Marketing Manager to deliver a dynamic marketing and...

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Ways to Never Get Invited Back to a Venue

Friday, March 17th, 2017

You scored a gig? Several gigs? Oh, you’ve been gigging for years? Whatever the case may be, awesome! But newbies and seasoned acts alike are forever subject to the good graces of venue owners and booking agents. Maybe it’s common sense to most, but it bears repeating: don’t blow...

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