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

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

The Importance of YouTube and How to Build Your Audience

We’ve all been there, binge watching hours worth of carefully suggested YouTube content and not realising how much time has passed – until it’s too late. Now, just imagine the number of YouTubers waiting to discover your music and become a dedicated fan. There is no denying that a professional looking Youtube channel with engaging … Read more

Playlisting – All You Need to Know (Part 2)

Playlisting - All You Need to Know (Part 2)

In part one of our feature on playlisting, we explained what playlisting is and why it is important. In part two, we will give advice on how to increase your chances of being featured in a popular playlist. How to increase the chances of getting your music on a playlist Here are a few tips … Read more

All You Need to Know About Playlisting – Part 1 

Playlisting - All You Need to Know (Part 2)

What is playlisting?  Playlisting is when a store, streaming platform or independent curator creates their own list of songs specified to a certain genre or mood. Why is it important?  In the 21st Century, our lives are very technology orientated. Streaming and downloading has stolen the musical limelight as the main way in … Read more

How to Craft the Perfect EPK – Part 1

How to Craft the Perfect EPK - Part 2

This is the first instalment of our two part blog on “How to craft the perfect EPK.” What is an EPK? EPK is an acronym for “electronic press kit”. It is effectively a CV/resume for you as an artist. It’s a resource that contains all the information needed to fully understand what you represent. Presented … Read more

Anara Publishing on the Road – Off The Record 2018

Manchester

We were thrilled to be invited to speak at the Off the Record conference in Manchester earlier this month. Now in its third year, Off the Record brings an impressive array of panel conversations, networking and a festival to Manchester’s iconic Northern Quarter. The event sold out for the third successive year and it’s easy … 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