An Interview with re:tract

re:tract (multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Gill) crafts dense, honest and often heart wrenching musical worlds to lose yourself in. His debut album charted in the iTunes electronic Top 10, and his sonic soundscapes continued to captivate the listener with the release of Waiting feat. IORA back in March. We caught up with him to discuss … Read more

Content ID and Your Music Rights Explained

It’s now possible for your music to be available across hundreds of different platforms around the world thanks to digital distribution services. We are also seeing a big increase in the number of platforms that use “Content ID” systems to track the usage of music by their users such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. There … Read more

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

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

Making an appearance at a major music festival is often one of the biggest goals for an artist. Performing at a festival can quickly boost their career to the next level. However, it is important to know how to accomplish this goal.  A festival performance is not the same as a normal show or concert. … Read more

Get Heard Above the Streaming Noise

Get Heard Above the Streaming Noise

Streaming services are now one of the most popular formats for music consumption. Having your music available on streaming platforms is a vital tool for any artist and a great way to connect with a new audience. Below, we will outline a variety of ways to get your music heard above the streaming noise and … Read more

A Perfect Marriage of Sound and Image – Our Favourite Syncs in Film

Film

Directors, alongside their music supervisors, work hard to find the perfect song to compliment a scene and provoke the desired reaction. Overtime, directors have incorporated music in a variety of creative ways. Including diegetic sound via the use of records, Walkmans, CDs and iPods on screen. Here we are going to go through some of … Read more

Songwriting Habits: The Good and Bad

Songwriting

Just like playing a sport or learning an instrument, mastering a new skill requires disciplined practise and songwriting is no exception. The evidence is there in the most successful writers of all time- they were incredibly prolific. Take The Beatles for example. Not all of their songs were perfect or groundbreaking, but they wrote so … Read more