Music Production at Home: A Guide To Setting Up A Simple Home Recording Studio

We asked Luke Jackson a UK-based composer and producer creating synthwave music under the moniker of Brandon, to share with us a few home music production tips. As of the time of writing this blog, much of the world has been stuck indoors due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. However, there has arguably been no … Read more

UK collecting societies explained. An Interview with Stuart Belsham of PRS for Music

PROs

Collecting societies, also known as PROs (Performing Rights Organisations), are extremely important for all songwriters careers. Such organisations help songwriters get paid for their music by collecting royalties every time their music is broadcast, played in public or performed live. Unfortunately, many artists don’t realise that if they don’t register with a PRO they are … Read more

Why Get a Music Publishing Deal?

Why Get a Music Publishing Deal?

Signing contracts in the music industry is often perceived as a frightening prospect, whether it be a record, publishing or management deal, to name a few. People often avoid the conversation through fear of being ripped off or losing the rights to their music. The best thing that you can do as an artist is … Read more

An Interview With… Tom James Parmiter

An Interview With... Tom James Parmiter

Tom James Parmiter joined the Anara Publishing roster in July 2018. Here we chat with him about his creative process and get his thoughts on the importance of music publishing.  1.) Tell us about how you started making music or what initially got you into music? I started, like a lot of teenagers do with … Read more

A First Timers Perspective of The Great Escape

A First Timers Perspective of The Great Escape

This May, I attended The Great Escape in Brighton for the first time and it was an unforgettable experience. As Publishing and Sync Assistant at Anara Publishing and as an independent singer/songwriter myself, I saw the conference from two unique perspectives. If you’re thinking about attending The Great Escape next year, in this blog I … Read more

Why Play at a Music Festival and How Can You Stand Out? Part 2

Why play at a music festival and how do you stand out? - Part 2

In part one, we explained how an artist can benefit from playing at a music festival. Throughout this blog, we will discuss the ways in which an artist can stand out when submitting an application form to music festivals. The music festival scene is highly competitive. The larger the profile of the festival, the more … Read more