Congratulations to NHS Choir – Christmas #1!

Congratulations to The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir for reaching the Christmas Number One spot, with the EmuBands-distributed single, “A Bridge Over You”. The track has been involved a very close contest with Justin Bieber, with the lead changing hands several times throughout the chart week, and it was confirmed this afternoon that they have won the race for the coveted Christmas Number One. Proceeds raised from the single will […]

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EXCITE 2016 Open For Applications

XpoNorth Music are now accepting applications for next year’s EXCITE programme. EXCITE is a collaborative project featuring partner organisations in Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands and Germany. The programme was established in 2009 with the initial ambition of supporting young artists to develop showcase opportunities outside their domestic markets. The project has since developed into a more coherent network, attracting a broader range of partners and a […]

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Gorbals Sound – Special Recording Deals

Our friends at Gorbals Sound recording studio in Glasgow have a special offer of £130 for an 8-hour session, available for unsigned musicians, aged between 16 and 25. For more information on the studio in general, please visit www.gorbalssound.co.uk or for more information on the special rates, please contact them directly by e-mail or phone 0141 429 5434. POSTED: Tuesday 1st December 2015

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Off The Record – Music Education Event in Galashiels, 5th December

Off The Record is back! The next event is scheduled for Saturday 5th December at MacArts in Galashiels, from 10:30am to 5pm, and tickets are available now – click here. The event, for young musicians and those who want to work in the industry, is 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 EmuBands, entitling you to release […]

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EmuBands DJ Set at King Tut’s, Glasgow

We’re back DJing at King Tut’s on Friday 8th January 2016. On the bill for this night are: Echo Valley (Facebook / Twitter) The Pacific Blues (Facebook / Twitter) The Chelseas (Facebook / Twitter) Orthodox (Facebook / Twitter) Playing in the bar at midnight will be Return To The Sun (Facebook / Twitter). The show is part of King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution Festival 2016 – which features over 80 […]

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EmuBands Christmas Party Competition Winners

The winners of our Christmas Party Ticket Competition are: David Johnson Grant MacCall Matthew Johnstone Kenny Leckie & A. N. Other, who wanted to remain anonymous. The winners will receive 2 tickets each to our Christmas Party, and will be contacted via email. The show, at The Hug & Pint in Glasgow, is on Thursday 3rd December at 8pm. Tickets, priced £5, are available online from musicglue.com/emubands (you’ll need to […]

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Festive Period – Distribution Deadlines

Ahead of the festive period, digital services can experience higher volumes of releases delivered, and therefore 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: 04-December 2015 | 20-November 2015 11-December 2015 | 20-November 2015 18-December 2015 | […]

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EmuBands Are Hiring

EmuBands, in conjunction with the Academy of Music & Sound, are offering a one-year apprenticeship post. Open to 18 or 19 year-olds, the post will be for 25 hours per week, paid at an hourly rate of £7. The Academy of Music and Sound will provide training to support the successful candidate as they progress through their apprenticeship and work towards a CBQ Diploma in Music Business. Job Title: Music […]

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We Have Moved!

EmuBands have moved premises, and are now based at The Whisky Bond in Glasgow. Originally built as a bonded warehouse for Highland Distilleries in 1957, it’s been home to a growing community of creatives since 2012. The Whisky Bond sits on the Glasgow Canal, with a pretty spectacular view over the city’s skyline. If you need to update your records, our new address is: EmuBands Ltd Unit 5.02, The Whisky […]

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EmuBands’ Christmas Party 2015

We’re delighted to be hosting a Christmas Party with a selection of some of the best acts we’ve worked with over the past year – A Sudden Burst of Colour, The Vegan Leather, Forever and Finn LeMarinel. The show, at The Hug & Pint in Glasgow, is on Thursday 3rd December at 8pm. Tickets, priced £5, are available online from musicglue.com/emubands (you’ll need to be aged 18 or over to […]

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Radar Music Videos Team Up With Sneak Attack Media

Radar Music Videos, who connect labels and managers to up and coming music video creatives worldwide, have partnered with Sneak Attack Media to provide a North American base for commissioning music-related creative content. Sneak Attack Media are a boutique digital marketing and creative services company based in New York City, and were founded in 2006, the same year as Radar. Sneak Attack combines creative online PR with grassroots digital marketing […]

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Latest Opportunities From Music Gateway – w/c 12 October

Our friends at Music Gateway, the marketplace for music business collaborations, have some opportunities available for artists and songwriters: Featured: Deadline – 15th October: Looking for Old-School Upbeat Hip-Hop/Rap Tracks for Sync in Film – Terms Deadline – 30th October: Latin and Reggaeton Songs Needed for TV Series – Terms Deadline – 23rd October: Feel-good Electronic Pop Songs Needed for Established Artists – Terms Deadline – 28th October: Dreamy Indie Pop/Rock Needed […]

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Latest Opportunities from Music Gateway – w/c 5 October

Our friends at Music Gateway, the marketplace for music business collaborations, have some opportunities available for artists and songwriters: Featured: Deadline – 16th November: Wings for Life World Run Anthem – Terms Deadline – 20th October: Feel-good Funky Dance Songs Needed for Established Artists – Terms Deadline – 23rd October: Feel-good Electronic Pop Songs Needed for Established Artists – Terms Deadline – 27th October: Edgy, Abrasive Gangster Rap Songs Needed for Established […]

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Latest Opportunities from Music Gateway – w/c 21 September

Our friends at Music Gateway, the marketplace for music business collaborations, have some opportunities available for artists and songwriters: Deadline – 24th September: Acoustic Folk Tracks Needed For Hit TV Series – Terms Hit US Series Looking For Soul, Funk, Jazz and Swing Songs – Terms Deadline – 2nd October: Party Rock / Pop-Punk / Punk-Rock Tracks Wanted for TV Series – Terms Deadline – 20th October: Feel-good Funky Dance Songs Needed […]

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Off The Record – Music Education Events in Dundee & Aberdeen, 3rd & 4th October

Off The Record returns in October, with events at the Caird Hall, Dundee (Saturday 3rd) and The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (Sunday 4th). 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 EmuBands, entitling you to release a single completely free of […]

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Latest Opportunities from Music Gateway – w/c 14 September

Our friends at Music Gateway, the marketplace for music business collaborations, have some opportunities available for artists and songwriters: Deadline – 18th September: Voiceover Artist Needed for Music Gateway Videos – £50 to £100 Deadline – 24th September: Acoustic Folk Tracks Needed For Hit TV Series – Terms Hit US Series Looking For Soul, Funk, Jazz and Swing Songs – Terms Deadline – 30th September: Music Producer for Synth-pop band – €6,000 […]

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Bring It All Home, Paisley – 17th to 19th September

Bring It All Home is a celebration of songwriting inspired by the legacy of Paisley’s Gerry Rafferty, one of the world’s most respected songwriters. A three-day spectacular for artists, musicians, performers and anyone who just loves music, the festival kicks off with an unmissable FREE music conference with star-studded speakers including the managers of Biffy Clyro and Prides; the Belladrum, Celtic Connections, Heb Celt, Edinburgh Fringe and Wickerman festivals. Ally […]

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Featured Releases – w/c 11th September 2015

XOV Discovered by Lorde & described as a smoldering fusion of Robyn, James Blake, & The Weeknd, XOV doesn’t want to be shrouded in secrets. Iranian born and raised in Stockholm as a refugee, XOV’s story appears as something akin to a Dicken’s novel overcoming personal demons, standing up for social change and leading one of Sweden’s most successful companies to the realisation that music was the instigator for his […]

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Latest Opportunities from Music Gateway – w/c 07-September

Our friends at Music Gateway, the marketplace for music business collaborations, have some opportunities available for artists and songwriters: Deadline – 11th September: Need Hit R&B/Trap Songs for Republic Records Artist – $1,000 – $10,000 Deadline – 18th September: Voiceover Artist Needed for Music Gateway Videos – £50 to £100 Deadline – 24th September: Acoustic Folk Tracks Needed For Hit TV Series – Terms Hit US Series Looking For Soul, Funk, Jazz […]

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Google Play Music Launches In Japan

Google Play Music is now available in Japan, and, following on from expansion into Argentina in June, is now available in 60 territories around the World. If you have already distributed releases to Google Play via EmuBands, your release will automatically be made available on the service in Japan, as long as you haven’t excluded Japan as a cleared territory for your release(s). If you have already distributed music through […]

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