EmuBands at XpoNorth 2017

We’ll be heading to Inverness tomorrow for XpoNorth – Scotland’s leading creative industries festival. XpoNorth covers music, screen, broadcast, game development, crafts, textiles, fashion, writing, publishing and design. It is attended by leading creative industry insiders, who take part in workshops, panels and masterclass sessions over the course of both days. By night the festival showcases some of the best new acts from the Highlands & Islands and beyond and places […]

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EmuBands Sponsor King Tut’s Summer Nights Festival

EmuBands are proud to sponsor 2017’s King Tut’s Summer Nights Festival. The festival will see 70 acts play the iconic venue across 14 nights in July. We’re really pleased to be able to support the best in Scottish grassroots music in our home city of Glasgow. Full line up & tickets – http://ktwwh.co/KTSN17

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Wide Days 2017 Ticket Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Melisa Kelly, the winner of our Wide Days competition! Melisa won two Friday Delegate Passes to Wide Days 2017 – for herself and a friend to attend the Friday convention and the evening showcases, with lunch and dinner buffet. We look forward to tomorrow, see you at Teviot Row House! POSTED: 20th April 2017

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Michael’s Tips for Wide Days 2017 / Win Tickets

We’ve all been there – you’ve booked a ticket to a music industry conference and now it’s only a few days away, and you’ve been too busy to do any prep. Fear not – here are five top tips from Wide Days director Michael Lambert to see you right… 1. Join the party before the doors even open You can get a head-start by following Wide Days, our partners and […]

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Hit The Road 2017 Applications are Open!

Hit The Road are looking for young musicians in Scotland to join this year’s touring project and applications are now open. Hit The Road will host five tours held across Scotland, each themed by music genre. Three successful acts from each genre will be taken on tour, with each act headlining their home venue. All successful acts will be taken through a training and rehearsal process before the tour begins. There is also […]

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Stag & Dagger Festival

Part Three of the Glasgow Festival Blog Series We started our Glasgow Festival Blog Series after the announcement of Glasgow’s latest music festival, TRNSMT and the news that BBC 6 Music Festival will be held in Glasgow this year. These events are huge news for the city, but we can’t forget to mention the other local festivals taking place this summer. Our next four blogs will highlight some of Glasgow’s festivals which are returning in 2017. […]

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6 Music Festival

Part Two of the Glasgow Festival Blog Series BBC Radio 6 have announced that the location for 2017’s 6 Music Festival is Glasgow. The festival starts on Friday 24th March and continues until Sunday 26th March. Events will be held across different venues in the city including; Barrowlands, O2 Acadamy and St Lukes for evening gigs, with Tramway hosting the daytime events. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 24th February and will be available via the […]

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Off The Record

Off The Record is is a series of music industry events which take place across Scotland, aimed at young musicians and those who want to work in the industry – aged 14-25 years. The next Off The Record event is in Inverness on the 25th of February between 10.30am – 5pm, hosted at Ironworks Venue. The day will consist of four panel discussions and two ‘Need To Know’ talks hosted by key figures […]

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TRNSMT Festival

Part One of the Glasgow Festival Blog Series The line up for TRNSMT has been announced! TRNSMT is a three day festival which will take place in Glasgow Green this July. After the news that T in the Park would be taking a break this year, TRNSMT has been declared a welcome replacement by fans across social media. DF Concert’s first TRNSMT festival will be held over the 7th – 9th of July […]

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XpoNorth 2017 Musician Showcase Submissions

XpoNorth, Scotland’s leading creative industries festival is back on the 7th and 8th of June 2017. Based in Inverness, XpoNorth hosts two exciting conference days followed by music showcases at night. Over these two days hundreds of representatives come from across Britain and beyond to network and share ideas in the fields of screen, broadcast, gaming, design, fashion, textiles, writing, publishing and music. Having showcased over 1,000 new bands since its launch, XpoNorth are looking for the […]

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Spotify Fan Insights

Spotify Artists is run by Spotify’s Artist Services team, full of guides and resources to help get the most out of having your music on Spotify. It is an excellent tool for artists and record labels who have their music on the platform. You can track the performance of your tracks through ‘Spotify Fan Insights’, a new analytics service. On the dashboard you can view your best performing tracks, whilst learning how fans from […]

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Let’s Be The Change

‘Let’s Be The Change’ is an initiative to promote, inspire and support women in music. The movement aims to collate a list of women in the industry who are happy to speak at events, or have never spoken at events and want to start with the help of some coaching and mentorship. They want to collate this list so that conferences from all over the world can find female speakers for their […]

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Apply for Funding with Beyond Borders and PRS for Music Foundation

Beyond Borders began in 2010 to support high quality co-commissions and tours. Encouraging collaboration between composers, performance groups and music organisations across the UK and, since 2014, the Republic of Ireland too. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects that include repeat performances of music written in the past five years, new commissions and recordings. To apply you have to register for a PRS for Music Foundation account. This is quick […]

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Final Call For EXCITE 2017 Applications

EXCITE  (Exchange of International Talent in Europe) is a collaboration project between organisations from eight different European countries that exchange young musical talent across European Borders. The countries involved are Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands and Germany. EXCITE support young musicians and give them an opportunity to have their first European touring experience by working together with a selection of festivals in the participating countries. Applications through XpoNorth […]

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Apply to Play at Wide Days 2017 Showcase

Wide Days returns to Edinburgh on the 21st – 22nd of April this year. The conference will be held at Teviot Row House on 21st April, with speakers due to be announced later this month. The conference will be followed by an evening of showcases across several venues. The 22nd April is a relaxed networking day, with activities for all attendees. Applications are now open to acts based in Scotland […]

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Do You Want to Play at Electric Fields 2017?

Electric Fields are looking for artists to be a part of their 2017 line-up. Held on the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle in the beautiful forests of Dumfries and Galloway, Electric Fields is a two day event which will take place over the 1st & 2nd of September this year. Applications are now open for artists to play at the festival on one of the four Electric Fields stages. All you need to do […]

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Off The Record Event

Off The Record are holding another excellent music industry event in Glasgow on Saturday 11th February 2017. Open to anyone aged 14-25 interested in pursuing a career as a musician, or working in any aspect of the music business, the event will be held at the Scottish Music Centre in Glasgow’s Merchant City. EmuBands are delighted to be taking part in this day of workshops, presentations and talks. Toni and Emma will be […]

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EmuBands Guest DJ at King Tut’s

Returning for it’s sixth year in 2017 King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution Festival showcases more than 80 of Scotland’s most exciting, up and coming artists over 15 nights in January. We’re delighted to be joining the festival again this year, taking part as guest venue DJ this Sunday 8th January. On the bill are: Ali Robertson (Facebook / Twitter) NOAH NOAH (Facebook / Twitter) E M I L I E […]

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Bulk Discounts

We introduced Bulk Discounts to our user area in September 2016 – it has allowed many of our users to make great savings on distribution through EmuBands, and we plan to continue offering this through 2017 and beyond. You can save 20% on distribution fees by using our Bulk Discount tool – when you log in to your EmuBands’ account, you’ll see an option to order Bulk Discounts. If you […]

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Happy New Year from all of us at EmuBands!

Although a year of great loss, considering the passing of many of our musical idols, 2016 was, in fact a year of great success for the UK music industry. Increases in the number of people streaming music and the resurgence in popularity of vinyl have been key players in the increase of revenue within the music industry – the total estimated retail value of music consumed in 2016 was approximately £1 […]

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