DENZEL HIMSELF UNVEILS THRASHER, ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP

‘Pleasure’ is the debut EP from Denzel Himself, a 22-year-old recording artist and producer from outer London. All ten tracks were written, recorded and produced by Denzel himself – the accompanying video for Thrasher was self-produced and directed also – hence the moniker. Pleasure will be released on Friday 14th April via Denzel’s own label Set Count Worldwide. Continue Reading →

PROTECTING ARTISTS AND ART

On Monday 30 January, Andy and Ine Hoem will debate and discuss the health of musicians, using Ottar Bjerkeset’s research paper ‘Symptoms of anxiety and depression among Norwegian musicians compared to the general workforce which can be read here. The conversation will be moderated by Guttorm Andreasen and is presented by MØST

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY MUST DO MORE TO SUPPORT MUSICIANS’ MENTAL HEALTH

“This archaic of view of the tortured, suffering artist must end immediately. There is nothing to aspire to in this illusion”

Formerly recording as East India Youth, William Doyle has written for i-D Magazine on the issues surrounding the lack of support in the music industry for artists suffering from mental (and physical) health issues. Read it here.

 

WILLIAM DOYLE RELEASES ‘the dream derealised’

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Nine new tracks titled ‘the dream derealised
now available to download from Bandcamp
for £1 or local equivalent

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NOVO AMOR ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING EP, DUTCH AND GERMAN SHOWS

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Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Novo Amor returns will return in the early hours of 2017 with a new EP entitled ‘Bathing Beach’. Audiences in the Netherlands and Germany can be the first to hear its songs during a short run of shows centred around a Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival performance in Groningen, Friday 13 January, and tickets are now on sale as follows: Continue Reading →

CHALLENGE, REBUILD, EMBRACE, SUSTAIN

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Tired of formulaic music industry Conferences, Daniel Nordgård, Lily Armstrong and Andy Inglis decided to do something about it. This is Sørveiv Conference, attached to the Sørveiv Festival. Kristiansand Norway, 28-29 October 2016. Here is our mission statement. Here are our Speakers. Our Program will be announced very soon.

JOHN UREN – PARASOL

A darkly majestic, discordantly beautiful score in this work for large ensemble and electronics from John Uren, a new, Manchester-based composer we’re now managing. Premiered 16/06/2016 in the RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester, by the RNCM New Ensemble. Conducted by Tom Goff

ANDY CONTRIBUTES TO HARKIVE

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Andy was asked to contribute to Harkive, an annual, online music research project that gathers stories from people around the world about how, where and why they listened to music on a single day. Since launching in 2013, the project has gathered over 8,000 stories, creating a unique snapshot of the many listening cultures, habits and practices that exist on that day with the resulting analysis leading to a useful, informative and interesting resource for anyone interested in Popular Music.

You can read his contribution here.

WHY I NEED TO PAY FOR MORE FOR MUSIC

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The single greatest failure of the music industry in my lifetime was its inability to convince people that £15 for an album wasn’t expensive. Imagine someone giving you a pint glass, charging you £15 and saying you could refill it with beer as often as you liked for the rest of your life. That’s as close as I can get to articulating music’s worth to me.  Continue Reading →

ARTIST MANAGEMENT LECTURE FOR EMPTY TAPE, 27 APRIL

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I’ll be speaking about Artist Management for Empty Tape at their pre-SPOT Festival event Pit-Spot, Studenterhuset Aalborg, 27 April. I’ll be focussing on supporting sustainable careers particularly through caring for the mental and physical health of your artist. Those attending The Great Escape this year might also like to attend this presentation on musicians’ mental health, presented by Sally Gross of Westminster University, and hosted by Help Musicians UK and Vice

ÅPENT HUS WITH MUSIC NORWAY

I’m giving a presentation on working DIY in Olso for Music Norway as part of their Åpent Hus events, Friday 22 April. I’ll be joined by three practitioners of the DIY ethic.

Friday 22 April
0930-1200 (please arrive by 0915)
Observatoriegata 1B, 0254 Oslo (map)
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THE ART OF BALANCE, ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

I was asked to contribute to Walk The Talk; a seminar addressing the lack of gender equality in the music industry, hosted by Balansekunst. I couldn’t attend in person, so recorded this monologue which was used to open proceedings on the day, at the by:Larm Festival and Conference in Oslo
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THE END OF THE ROAD

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Dear friends,

I am writing to you back on home soil and within a dramatic 35-40º drop in temperature from our previous Antipodean dwellings. I’ve got my coat on indoors, in other words. But that’s okay. Part of the fun of tour has been switching between wildly different climates, seeking out new life and new civilisations, to boldly go where no one has gone before… Continue Reading →

WITH ARTIST VISAS, THE FOG OF WAR OBSCURES THE LANDSCAPE

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The UK music industry is up in arms about the cost of Visas that enable artists and their crew to travel to the U.S. to play shows. They’ve been up in arms for a while, and there are conversations going on between representatives of the Musicians’ Union and U.S. Homeland Security. I hope these conversations bear fruit, and that the cost of US Work Visas is greatly reduced.

Actually, that’s not true.

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A WINDOW INTO LIFE ON THE ROAD WITH EAST INDIA YOUTH

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Ahead of my full-day lecture on Tour Management at University of Westminster, London, for Music TankThe Line of Best Fit asked me to write about my touring experiences, so I managed to find a link between gelato and a near-death experience in Sicily. Read it here

INTERVIEW WITH BUCHAREST’S INERTIA MOVEMENT

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The good Andrei Bucureci at Inertia Movement interviewed me when I was in Bucharest with East India Youth in October. Read it here

10 WAYS TO MAKE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE PANELS BETTER

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Me and a bunch of white men (and one white woman) at Festival Congress in Cardiff, 2015

by:Larm, CMJ, The Great Escape, Eurosonic, European Music Fair, Iceland Airwaves, Festival Congress Cardiff, SPOT, ILMC… the music industry likes to talk.

I also like to talk, and I’d like to help the music industry to talk more clearly, more passionately, in a voice other than that of a middle-aged white man. So if you will permit me, here are ten suggestions for all you seminar-bookers out there:

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THE ROAD TO TOUR MANAGEMENT: FEBRUARY 2016

I’m back at University of Westminster for Music Tank, 22 February 2016. Limited tickets and full details here. I’m also speaking in the following places: Continue Reading →

The Uphill Battle of International Touring

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I was interviewed for a well-researched article for Consequence of Sound on the issues faced by UK artist when trying to obtain US work Visas. Read here