Audrey Riley – tips and advice part 2

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In part 2 of her interview with MSH, Audrey Riley talks about building relationships, tweeting versus the human touch and what it’s like having a world famous orchestra at your fingertips…

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Audrey Riley – tips and advice

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Award-winning ‘cellist Audrey Riley talks about starting out as a session musician, what it takes to succeed and where to go when you need support in the first of two interviews with MSH…

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Andy Pask on session work – tips and advice

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Here Andy talks to us about how he started out in session work, what you need to be a successful session musician and hanging out with Freddie Mercury at Abbey Road 1…

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Steve Levine on artists starting out – tips and advice

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In part 2 of his interview with us, Steve shares his advice for artists working with producers for the first time, tips on home recording, starting out as a session musicians and his thoughts on the impact of piracy…

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Have you been asked to work for free?

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This week, concerned at the growing trend of professional musicians not being paid for their work, the Musicians’ Union is launching a campaign for fair pay for musicians. If you’ve been asked to work for free, tweet about it using the hashtag #WorkNotPlayMU.

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Steve Levine on music production – tips and adivce

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Steve Levine talks to Music Supported Here about his illustrious career from humble beginnings as a tape-op in 1975, to networking and the essential qualities you need to succeed in music production.

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Skerryvore on touring – tips and advice

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With huge amounts of experience touring both the UK and abroad, we caught up with Skerryvore to get some valuable tips and advice, and to find out what life is like in a touring six-strong band.

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Why Musicians Owning Their Rights Is Becoming The Norm

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Guest post by Emily White. “We, as in the collective music industry, are here because of the talents of writers, artists, and performers; including many minds who excel in all of those areas and beyond…

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Aaron Jones on touring – tips and advice

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As well as being an official accompanist for the BBC Young Traditional Scottish Musician of the Year Awards for several years, Aaron was voted Instrumentalist of the Year in a public vote at the 2005 Scots Trad Music Awards.

With huge amounts of experience in touring both the UK and oversees. We caught up with Aaron Jones of Old Blind Dogs and Litha to get some valuable tips and advice, also to find out what it is really like to be in a touring band.

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Musician Wages: Music marketing with a purpose

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Direct To Fan Marketing is an increasingly prevalent way for bands to reach people who like their music. Direct To Fan Marketing is a strategy for bands to talk directly to their fans, through the use of emerging, and increasingly mainstream, social technologies and social platforms. Let’s face it, writing a great song is the tough part but successfully marketing your music is a must if you want it heard among the crowded field of musicians vying for attention. As with most things, a little planning can go a long way towards helping you succeed.

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