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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Festive Period – Delivery Deadlines

Ahead of the festive period, digital services experience higher volumes of releases delivered, which results in longer processing times, followed by a period of holiday shutdown. Therefore, delivery deadlines are put in place to try to ensure your music is processed in time for your release date. The deadlines are as follows: Release Date:   |  Delivery Deadline: 18-November 2016  |  11-November 2016 25-November 2016  |  11-November 2016 02-December 2016  |  18-November […]

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Introducing… Bulk Discounts

We’ve been working hard over the past few months to bring some improvements to the user dashboard area. You can now save 20% on distribution fees by using our Bulk Discount tool – if you place an order with a value of £100 / $175 / €132.50 or more, you will automatically receive a 20% discount. Credit will then be applied to your account, equal to the value of the […]

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EmuBands Are Hiring…

EmuBands are looking for two graduates to join our team. The two roles available are: Artist Relations Assistant Content Assistant For more information, eligibility criteria and to apply, please register at GlasgowGuarantee.org. The deadline for applications is Sunday 25th September 2016, with interviews due to take place in mid-October (first interviews) and late-October/early-November (second interviews), with a proposed start-date of mid-December (we will be flexible for the right candidate, however). […]

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Duplion: Discounts on CD, DVD & Vinyl Pressing

Duplion offer CD/DVD Manufacturing, vinyl pressing and a wide range of merchandise options – and EmuBands artists/labels can get a 10% discount on the already fantastic prices by using the promocode “EMUBANDS” at checkout. Duplion owns and operates the largest duplication centre in the UK, working with some of the largest content publishers, bands, record labels, corporate and public sector clients, and has a proven track record offering a complete […]

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Off The Record, Edinburgh – 2nd July

Off The Record returns this Saturday, 2nd July at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh. The events, for young musicians and those who want to work in the industry, are open to anyone aged 14-25 and it costs only £2 to attend. Included in this price is lunch and a £24.95 voucher for distribution through EmuBands. Organising and Getting Gigs Find out what promoters look for, how to organise […]

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The Radar Awards Announce Vevo Prizes

The Radar Awards have announced a deal with Vevo for all of their winners. The prize includes carousel placement, playlist promotion and social media promotion through Vevo, and guaranteed coverage with titles including Mixmag, FACTmag, DIYmag, The405 and more. The Radar Awards celebrate great new music videos, and the award ceremony is held at YouTube studios, London on Thursday, 14th July 2016. The Awards are open to both independent Directors, and Artists. […]

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News: Apple Music Toolbox

‘Apple Music Toolbox’ allows you to create text links, widgets, and badges to help point your fans towards your singles, EPs and albums on Apple Music. You can create embeddable song, album, playlist, and Connect players. You can also create ‘Follow’ icons that point to your artist page. All links are geo-enabled, so you can publish them knowing that they will work globally. Check out the Apple Music Toolbox at […]

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T Break 2016: Entries Now Open

Entries are now open for the T Break stage at this year’s T In The Park festival – one of the biggest opportunities of the year for unsigned bands in Scotland. To enter, submit your three best tracks via the T Break website, and your music will be reviewed by the judging panel, made up of 16 music industry experts from Scotland, including artists, promoters, managers & media. The judging […]

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Evolution Emerging Line Up Announced

Generator have announced the line up for Evolution Emerging festival in Newcastle. On Saturday 28th May, 44 of the best emerging artists will take over 10 venues in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle with very special guest headliners Cattle & Cane. Generator’s Artist Development Manager, Bob Allan says: “Following another sold out year we’re really excited to be heading into our eighth Evolution Emerging festival, the event continues to showcase the […]

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Lindisfarne Festival Line Up Announced

First Line-Up Announcement for Lindisfarne Festival including REEF, THE CUBAN BROTHERS, BEARDYMAN, LITTLE COMETS, C DUNCAN & more. BANDS / ARTISTS: Apply to Perform + Volunteers Wanted (see below). Situated along the stunning Northumberland coastline, halfway between Edinburgh and Newcastle, and overlooking Holy Island, Lindisfarne Festival returns for its second year from 1-4 September 2016. The boutique festival unveils the first line-up announcement with multi-million selling rock band REEF confirmed as […]

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EmuBands & Gorbals Sound: Weekend Sessions

Gorbals Sound are offering unsigned musicians between the ages of 16 & 25, or those in an unsigned band with 2 members aged between 16 & 25, the opportunity to record in Studio 2 (pictured) at a heavily discounted rate of £130 for an 8-hour day, including an engineer.       State-of-the-art Neve mixing desks and world class outboard equipment combined with experienced engineers and excellent client facilities, makes […]

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How To Create an Electronic Press Kit

Guest blogger, Derick Mackinnon (co-writer of Scotland On Sunday’s ‘Artist of the Week’ feature), has written this guide on How To Create an Electronic Press Kit [EPK], and gives advice on how to gain press coverage. Once a week, Derick receives an updated upcoming release schedule from EmuBands; if you distribute via EmuBands, he will be made aware of your release. Before you start courting media attention, you need to have […]

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