How to Craft the Perfect EPK – Part 2

How to Craft the Perfect EPK - Part 2

This is the second 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

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

Crafting the Perfect Music Submission

Music Submission

As a musician, after writing, recording and fine tuning your music, the worst thing that you could do is make a bad impression by a poorly constructed submission. Firstly, check if the company accepts unsolicited material, if they do then you’re in the clear. If not, respect their decision and don’t contact them. Next, check … Read more

Networking in the Music Industry

It may sound cliche, but there’s a reason why people say the key to surviving in the music industry is down to who you know. Getting to know people in different areas of the music industry can be an invaluable way to learn how things work. Building relationships can be greatly beneficial to your career … Read more

An Independent Songwriters’ Guide to Music Publishing

Music Publishing

You’ve mastered your craft and you’re sitting on a goldmine of great songs but you have no idea what to do next? Looking at music publishing might be the right step for you. What does a music publisher do?  In short, they deal with the business side of things and aim to increase the potential … Read more

Simple Tips on How to Survive the Modern Day Music Industry as a Songwriter

Surviving the Modern Day Music Industry

Get to Know Your Copyright As a songwriter, swatting up on copyright can be really advantageous when attending business meetings with publishers, labels or sync agents. It’s a part of the music industry which can be quite tricky to master. So, showing you have a great understanding to professionals really does set you apart from … Read more