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In The City 2009 - Day 1 Summary

Blog: 23rd October 2009 by Louise Dodgson under Media
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In The City 2009 brings in lots of change and new ideas, and The Unsigned Guide is here to cover everything. During the day at the panels, we listen to subject such as licensing, the story of Paul Curry and how the internet is changing how we listen, choose and buy our music. Not only that, but we cover the bands we got round to watching on the very first night.

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Meet the unsigned talent lined-up for ITC Unsigned 2009!

Blog: 14th October 2009 by Louise Dodgson under Live
Source: www.myspace.com/sheisdanger; www.myspace.com/sophiemadeleine; www.myspace.com/thegallopsband

To continue in our series of blogs about In The City, taking place from 18th to 20th October in our fair city of Manchester, we thought we would take this opportunity to catch up with a few of the bands who have been selected by the In The City team to play at the official ITC Unsigned showcases.

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These days there are so many websites around for unsigned bands to use as a vehicle for some online promotion. More recently, a new strain of sites provide a platform to emerging artists via funding from advertisers and various other sources. Sites such as We7 and Bandstocks, as well as numerous unsigned contests and competitions offer bands the chance to compete for the funds to propel their career to the next level.

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Part 2: We follow the unsigned bands headed to Leeds & Reading

Blog: 24th August 2009 by Louise Dodgson under Live
Source: The Unsigned Guide

Here is Part Two of our blog dedicated to the unsigned & emerging talent which will be appearing at Leeds & Reading Festival this coming weekend. Earlier this week we introduced you to 3 hotly-tipped bands who will be performing on the BBC Introducing stage at both festival sites...and today we bring you 3 more bands to check out – Kinch, Milk White White Teeth, and Minnaars.

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We follow the unsigned bands headed for Leeds & Reading!

Blog: 21st August 2009 by Louise Dodgson under Live
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With this year’s Leeds & Reading festival fast approaching, we decided to catch up with a selection of the unsigned bands who will be gracing the BBC Introducing stage on the Leeds and Reading sites at the weekend.

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Source: http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

This week’s blog is courtesy of freelance music photographer Ben Yacobi who has kindly spared some time to provide an insight into the music photography world. We really hope his Q&A will prove useful for any unsigned bands & artists out there who want to know how to get the most out of the photo shoot experience…or if you’re having difficulty getting started and finding the right band photographer, this blog should give you some pointers.

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