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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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Working with a music producer (other than the in-house studio producer at your local recording studio) is something you may think is reserved for the established bands & musicians, or those newly –signed bands & artists who can rely on their record label to hook them up with a worthy and experienced name. But this really isn’t the case.

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Source: Sentric Music

Possibly one of the foggiest areas of the music industry, we are often asked the question ‘What is music publishing?’ or ‘what do music publishers do?’, and it is true that a lot of bands and artists are unclear on just what the term music publishing means and how it works.  So let us shed some light on the matter for you!

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5 nuggets of music career advice for unsigned bands

Blog: 17th July 2009 by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers
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DIY. Yes, those three letters do crop up on a regular basis when we talk about music these days! And quite rightly so. As the music industry (as we know it!) is turned on its head, unsigned bands and artists have never been in a better position to forge their way into the limelight and a great deal of the work can be achieved under your own steam.

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How do unsigned bands get to play at big festivals?

Blog: 9th July 2009 by Louise Dodgson under Live
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So, it’s that time of year again....festival time! And again you are left thinking to yourself ‘Why aren’t my band playing a slot on this stage in front of thousands of people?!’ Well, the answer is...there’s nothing to stop you!

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The Unsigned Guide's Quick-Start Guide To Band Management

Blog: 23rd June 2009 by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers
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Band Management isn't easy - but if you plan lots then your executions can be really effective. Here at The Unsigned Guide we give you some top tips on how to use the book to help you manage, and manage well.

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