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  1. Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2016

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    Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, Cheltenham Jazz Festival is taking place across six days from April 27th – May 2nd. The festival is hosted in a tented festival village in Cheltenham’s Montpellier Gardens, featuring a Big Top stage, the Jazz Arena, a new Family Tent featuring workshops, performances and sing-alongs and a food and drink area surrounding the Free Stage.

    Horus Music is one of the proud sponsors and will also be sponsoring the Free Stage.

    Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2016

    The 2016 Cheltenham Jazz Festival will once again deliver a hugely diverse programme that combines established stars with up and coming talent from across the worlds of jazz, blues, pop and soul and will also see the initiation of an expanded ‘…around town’ programme featuring pop up gigs and performances in various indoor and outdoor spaces across Cheltenham.

    In what is arguably its most star-studded line-up to date, this year’s festival will feature performances from Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lianne La Havas, the queen of UK soul Beverley Knight, Elbow front man Guy Garvey performing tracks from his 2015 album Courting The Squall, a show by popular UK songstress Corinne Bailey Rae ahead of the release of her hotly-tipped third album, a special Quincy Jones-themed concert featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra & Guy Barker Big Band with guest appearances from Liv Warfield and Madeline Bell, and a closing night concert from the festival’s Artistic Curator Jamie Cullum.

    These names join the long list of more international artists that includes US vocalist José James, Grammy-winning saxophonist David Sanborn, visionary US trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Meadow performing a tribute to pianist John Taylor, prodigious multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier, Australian future-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote, Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, the Becca Stevens Band, Ibibio Sound Machine, the UK premiere of  saxophonist Julian Argüelles’ Let It Be Told project, Giovanni Guidi Trio, Omar Sosa’s Quarteto AfroCubano and Rom Schaerer Eberle.

    Tickets are available from http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz or on 01242 850 270.

     

  2. The Digital Revolution – 5 Reasons Why You Need to Sell Your Music Online

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    Literally everything is online nowadays, and if you don’t start to accept that now and take advantage of the wonders of modern technology you and your music could get left in the dark. Imagine living your whole life in a house but never once stepping out to explore the world outside and all the possibilities it brings. The house represents the older traditional methods of selling music and the world outside the front door represents all that the digital age has to offer. 

    why you should sell your music online

    • New sales models such as BandCamp’s ‘name your price’ model can actually earn you more than traditional pricing strategies. Handing the responsibility of naming the price of an album over to the consumer often leads to consumers paying above and beyond the RRP of the album, as research now shows. This unique strategy can only be found online; can you really imagine a record shop allowing you to name your price for their goods?
    • Once you’ve put all the necessary work into promoting yourself – using every social network available to you to gain awareness and get your music out there – then you really are missing a trick if your music isn’t available to buy online. The truth is we as consumers are lazy. If we listen to a song we like on Soundcloud and decide that we want it, we want it there and then. Music consumers are so bombarded with choice today that if you manage to gain their attention, you need people to act on it as soon as possible. Chances are consumers will not want to wait until the next time they’re near a record shop to buy your music, they will want to go straight from Soundcloud ,or wherever they found you, straight to the website that sells that track.
    • It’s all happening online! The internet allows word of mouth to spread like wildfire in ways that would not have been possible before. All these people connected by the internet, sharing, liking and talking about music – you’re missing out hugely if you do not give them easy access to your music too.
    • Making you and your music more accessible to fans by having it available online creates a more personal experience between you and the fans. Simply having an online presence that fans can interact with, whether that be an Instagram account, Twitter profile or website, allows fans to engage with you on a more personal level. They can favourite your tweet in the same way they can favourite their friends’ and feel like they are personally involved with you. This personal experience can often mean that fans are more loyal and more willing to part with money for your music. So make it easy for them to do so. Get your music available to buy online and promote it on all of your accounts.
    • Probably the most obvious reason to sell online is the fact that compared to physical sales it is a lot cheaper and gives you the chance to sell to a global market. If you wanted your album pressed and delivered to physical stores all over the world you would need a large sum of money. Selling your music online allows you to tap the global market for very minimal costs. Ultimately, if you do not sell your music online in such a vast industry, you are making yourself less competitive in the global market.

     All this possibility at your fingertips (quite literally a click away) – utilise it!

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  3. Want To Know Who The Best Digital Distribution Company Is? Horus Music Respond

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    Ari Herstand recently wrote a post on Digital Music News that compared 7 different digital distribution companies.

    In this post, Ari left out the digital distribution companies that only work with labels, and wanted to include the companies that allow anyone to sign up to their services. While this was a very well balanced and interesting article, we couldn’t help notice a certain distributor that had been left out, despite meeting the above criteria:  Horus Music Limited.

    The Comparison

    Horus Music was incorporated in 2006 by musician Nick Dunn and has since grown to become one of the biggest independent distributors in the UK.

    Nick had previously been frustrated by other distributors that were currently in the market place and decided that he could do a better job of it himself and quickly obtained direct contracts with stores with the main aim of providing the best possible service for clients.

    Here’s a breakdown as to why we think we should be considered when preparing your next release for distribution:

    • We have been around for 8 years and so we have a proven track record with our clients.
    • Distribution to over 600 stores around the world including many in local territories that are often ignored, such as Japan, Korea and South America.
    • We also have a physical distribution package so clients can have their CD/Vinyl available in stores.
    • No yearly or hidden fees – sign up to your chosen package and then pay nothing further.
    • No additional fees for sending to other stores and music is automatically sent to new stores as we obtain contracts with them.
    • Next day reports for iTunes, Deezer, Google Play, Amazon MP3, and Spotify so you are kept informed of the progress of your release.
    • Distribute an unlimited number of songs with our free distribution package.
    • Simple to use ‘Client Zone’ for building your release with step-by-step tool-tips.
    • Easy to contact either via phone or email with 24/7 support available.
    • Free to add an iTunes booklet or set up a pre-order.
    • All of our contracts are direct with stores and we do not use middlemen.
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    Comparison of digital music distribution music companies

     

    Written by Nikki Halliwell