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Reddy, Steady, Birthday!

Reddy, Steady, Birthday!

The above title is not a typo. You’ll understand once you read the next line. Last night I attended the annual birthday dinner of my good friend and roommate Chris Reddy. As of yesterday, Chris is 28 years young. Being of Italian descent, Chris also […]

Being the Hostess with the Mostess

Being the Hostess with the Mostess

Having house guests to stay can seem intimidating if you are not used to it but after a recent bout of unexpected visits from relatives and old friends, we feel confident we have come up with the perfect formula for providing 5 star service without […]

Music Education in London

Music Education in London

If you truly love music you might be really passionate and interested in gaining a job in the music industry. So first off you need to figure out what way you want to be involved in the industry, is it being on stage producing the music yourself? or in the back managing the levels? or perhaps you’re interested in promoting the events themselves or want to manage an artist? There’s quite a few different jobs in the music biz and just because you love music doesn’t mean that every music career will be the job of your dreams.

 Promoter

If you love music, promoting might be the job for you. Its fast paced, exciting, tonnes of hard work but you’ll get to be involved up front and close with live shows and the crowds!

Agent

If promoting the shows isn’t for you, becoming an agent who works with lots of different promoters might be down your alley. You’ll piece together an entire tour. Being an agent means you need good organization skills, attention, ambition and more! but the rewards are pretty lucrative.

Manager

A manager will take care of the business side of things for the musicians. He lets the artist focus on their music while he sorts out all the other ins and outs. Managers are the face of the musicians when it comes to the industry and this, as you can imagine, will bring a LOT of responsibility.

Radio PR/Plugger

Getting involved in radio is fun and exciting. Being a successful radio promoter means you’ll be doing a lot of schmoozing and building up your contact list.

Cover Art Designer

Not just album art but facebook banners, website graphics, album art and more! Good artwork can make everything that little bit more special and professional. Artwork is a massive role in music realises so having a decent designer is a great addition to any team.

 Music Journalist

Reviews, interviews, commentary, blogging on music and pop culture.. these guys help shape the industry and you get a lot of perks for it. VIP treatment, guest lists, chatting to famous people and more!

Producer

Producers make the actual music. No words needed, these guys make things work!

Music Teacher

Music teachers can work in schools or give private lessons. If you’re passionate about music this might be the job for you. This brings you a normal paced, steady, stable life too.

If you’re looking to get involved in the industry more you should check out Notting Hill Academy of Music and see how they can help you get ready for the industry.

5 Celebrations You Won’t Have Heard Of

5 Celebrations You Won’t Have Heard Of

I always feel so lucky when I get the time to really get to know a country. There’s something special about surpassing that wide-eyed, first time visiting feeling and becoming accustomed to life in a new part of the world. You get to see the […]

The Weirdest Festivals In The World

The Weirdest Festivals In The World

We all dream of going to festivals like Coachella, Tomorrowland and Glastonbury, but if they sell out before we can get tickets then what do we do? We can go to a run of the mill music festival and think about what could have been, […]

The Best Musical Cities In The World

The Best Musical Cities In The World

For many people the world over, music is one of, if not the most important part of their lives. We collectively spend billions every year on concerts, albums, subscriptions and merchandise, while it’s striking how many people walking the streets are listening to music on the go. Whether on the commute, in work, the gym or at home, we listen to our favourite songs constantly throughout the day. Since pretty much everyone loves their music, can one city really stand out for its musical chops? In this article you’ll find the answer, with the best musical cities in the world detailed here. (more…)

The 6 Best Classical Music Venues In The World

The 6 Best Classical Music Venues In The World

Music is something that’s popular no matter where you go in the world, so it’s no surprise that to enjoy the best quality music you’ll have to travel far and wide to do so. Classical music is somewhat of a lost art form in today’s […]

The Hottest UK Comedy Tickets

The Hottest UK Comedy Tickets

The real world can be a depressing place that we need to escape from for a few hours before diving back in. Some people do this by going to the football every week, supporting their team, singing the songs and acting out of character for […]