Tag Archive: East Midlands Music

  1. A New Festival is Coming to Town

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    TDM Festival

    A new festival is taking over Leicester and it’s ready to blow everyone away. This new festival goes by the name TDM (which stands for Truly Diverse Music) and it’s allows you to be introduced to world music and to celebrate it all at once.

    The festival is taking place inside the Cultural Quarter in Leicester from 26th-28th of May 2017. The first set of tickets are going on sale on Friday 3rd March 2017.


    The festival is a great way to hear new music and celebrate something that is Leicester born and bred. The origins of the festival stem from when the TDM coordinator was studying at the De Montfort University and put together a world music event with fellow students, which had the name Tour De Music (TDM). This inspired the coordinator to keep doing this after graduation.

    TDM Festival, is powered by Horus Music.


    Tickets will be released on Friday 3rd March for 5 of the festival events, to be held across 3 venues. 4 of the events will be hosted by The Exchange and Manhattan34 who will run events back to back across Saturday and Sunday. The 5th event that is hosted by The Peepul Centre, who will close the festival with an India focused event. This is to celebrate the 70th year of independence for India.

    More venues and events will be added at a later date, along with line-up announcements through the month of March.

    Variety of Genres

    What is so special about this festival, is that it isn’t bound to just one genre. The line-up will have a variety of genres such as brass band, reggae, hip-hop, electronic, rock and so much more.



    Tickets are out now and are available here http://tdmfestival.seetickets.com/tour/tdm-festival

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  2. Horus Music welcomes PPL and PRS for Music move

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    PRS and PPL Leicester move

    Earlier this week it was announced that Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and PRS for Music will be moving their national headquarters from London to Leicester city centre.

    Their new joint venture will begin around July 2017 and will be based in Mercury Place.

    Here at Horus Music we are very excited about this move to join us in Leicester. This has been our home for almost 10 years now and amongst the vibrant music that is played here we enjoy the Midland Mainline service meaning it takes us less than an hour to get into London city centre; less time than many those that are based around London itself.

    We have been partners with both PRS for Music and PPL for many years, and we have seen the benefits that their service provides to our many independent artists and record label clients, which includes the licensing of musical composition and lyrics on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers as well as the licensing of recorded music for record companies and performers which is played in public or in digital media.

    CEO and Managing Director of Horus Music, Nick Dunn, adds: We’re very happy to see that more and more companies are realising that there are opportunities for business, especially in the music industry, that are available outside of London and have the additional benefit of being both financially and environmentally friendly. We welcome PPL and PRS for Music to such a diverse and growing city.”

    Everyone at Horus Music looks forward to many more years of a successful partnership with both of these companies and hope that our relationship with grow even further as we work together in the city of Leicester to help the musicians, songwriters and record labels of Leicestershire and beyond.

  3. SoundCloud’s Subscription Service

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    SoundCloud have unveiled their very own subscription service that is now available to both music creators and listeners: Soundcloud Go.

    Frequent users of the existing SoundCloud service will notice that the main service remains the same, but now has an expanded catalogue of tracks, along with some new features and functionalities too.

    Soundclous'd Subscription Service

    What’s The Difference?

    • More music – SoundCloud are using the phrase “From Top-40 to the underground” to illustrate their expanded catalogue, providing users with access to music from the biggest names in the industry to new and up-and-coming artists.
    • Offline – Listen to music on your mobile device without an internet connection.
    • Ad-free – Enjoy an uninterrupted ad-free listening experience.

    SoundCloud have arranged licensing agreements with UMG, Sony, Merlin and Warner, amongst others, meaning that users can now listen to more tracks than ever before through SoundCloud Go.

    Not only can you save tracks so that you can listen to them offline, but you can enable a function that allows you to automatically save all of your current and future like and playlists so that they will automatically become available for offline listening.

    Listeners can also completely remove audio and display ads so that nothing will disrupt their listening experience.

    What’s The Cost?

    SoundCloud are offering a free 30-day trial of SoundCloud Go (available here) or through the app. After the 30-days runs out, the subscription is $9.99 per month (or $12.99 per month if purchased through the iOS app) with the ability to cancel anytime.

    What About My Music?

    For the artists creating the music, SoundCloud’s discovery features mean that your tracks can quite easily end up next up in the play queue next to some of the biggest names in the industry.

    Your listening statistics will still receive a boost regardless of whether or not they are listened to online or offline and your account will remain free to use. You can also choose to exclude your tracks from offline listening in the edit menu of nay track.

    To get involved with Soundcloud Go, make sure you fill out your profile information on the Client Zone and be sure to include your Soundcloud URL when asked.

    SoundCloud Go is only currently available in the USA (and it’s territories), UK (and it’s territories), and Ireland but is expected to roll out to other countries later in the year.

    Update on 10th May 2016: Soundcloud Go is now available in France.

    Update on 14th September 2016: Soundcloud Go is now available in Australia and New Zealand.

    Update on 19th October 2016: Soundcloud Go is now available in Canada.