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Artist Advice #13 - Charlotte Anderson - MTA Artist Management

Today’s dose of Artist Advice comes from WAITT Unsigned’s favourite artist manager Charlotte Anderson from MTA Artist Management. What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to new artists? Depending on which market the artist is working towards depends on the advice I can give really! If I have an act that are trying to break the mainstream market I'd say the best advice is to look at the band as a whole package and take everything into cons...
Last Updated: 08/04/2014 - 06:18

Artist Advice #12 - Mark Del - Nusic

This edition of Artist Advice comes from Nusic’s unsigned music guru and all-round music aficionado Mark Del! What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to new artists? Do the basics well. I see so many skool boy errors. Musicians sending their music to the wrong people, or the right people in the wrong way, or the right people in the right way but forgetting to label their music (physically or digitally). Every dj can tell you about a track they ...
Last Updated: 18/03/2014 - 13:27

Artist Advice #11 - Zoe Kirk - Zeddy Productions

This edition of Artist Advice comes from Zeddy Produtions Owner and former This Is Live presenter Zoe Kirk!   What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to new artists? Try not to rush things. I continuously met new artists who couldn't understand why things weren't happening straight away, or why it was so difficult to get noticed. You just have to keep plugging away, keep loving what you're doing, and continue to see the creativity in maki...
Last Updated: 03/03/2014 - 10:13

Artist Advice #10 - Will Robinson - I'm Not From London

This edition of Artist Advice comes from the captain of the ship over at I'm Not From London, Will Robinson.   What do you/your organisation do to support new artists and how can they get involved? We give artists and bands platforms to showcase their talent, if they do well at the starter gigs we give them better ones. When bands want advice, we ask them to come to our office and give them the pointers they need. When bands want new musicians ...
Last Updated: 02/03/2014 - 11:07

Artist Advice #9 - Rob Taylor - The Asylum Venue, Icon Music Management & Total UPRAWR

Rob Taylor from Icon Music Management, The Asylum (Birmingham) and Total UPRAWR joins us for this edition of Artist Advice.   What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to new artists? I'll have to break this down into 3 points: 1. Write awesome songs, spend time on them, learn your instruments inside out and be tight with great music. 2. Once you have this work on your image like mad. Look at the bands who are dominating yo...
Last Updated: 26/02/2014 - 11:30

Artist Advice #8 - Emma Scott - Pluggin Baby, Emma Scott Presents & Break Your Band

This edition of Artist Advice comes from a woman who has lived and breathed the music industry for over 25 years, Emma Scott!   What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to new artists? Get decent recordings that are mixed and mastered properly. I know it's an extra piece of advice, but it's important. Be aware how tough it is out there and that a record deal, radio play, prime gigs and money won't just fall into your laps. You have to wor...
Last Updated: 26/02/2014 - 11:27

Artist Advice #7 - Dan Hudson - Kerrang! Radio

For today's Artist Advice us lucky lot are WAITT Unsigned are joined by Kerrang! Radio presenter Dan Hudson.   What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to new artists? If there was one piece of advice I could give it would be to probably play less gigs. Genuinely. There is no advantage to playing every night to 3 men and his dog other than to gain experience. Do those gigs by all means, but don't promote them. Focus on one gig a month and ...
Last Updated: 26/02/2014 - 11:25

Artist Advice #6 - Jared Wilson - LeftLion

Today's edition of Artist Advice comes from the one and only Editor In Chief of LeftLion, Jared Wilson.   What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to new artists? Be prepared to work very hard. Talent will only get you so far. You need to apply your talent and work your arse off for. And on a personal note please trackmark your music with Gracenote (or similar software). This simple step will exponentially increase your chances of me list...
Last Updated: 26/02/2014 - 11:23

Artist Advice #5 - Kris Davis - IKE Productions

Today's Artist Advice comes from IKE Productions' main man Kris Davis.   What do you/your organisation do to support new artists and how can they get involved? IKE Productions supports local artists by hosting them on some of Nottingham's finest stages aiding them through every step of the event process. We offer core support through our social networking sites and have a host of contacts which we use to aid the development of the artists we w...
Last Updated: 26/02/2014 - 11:20

Artist Advice #4 - Danielle Sorsby - Rescue Rooms (DHP Family)

This edition of Artist Advice comes from Rescue Room's (DHP Family) Danielle Sorsby.   What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to new artists? Practice. First impressions count big time. We have a lot of people who use Acoustic Rooms to play their first ever gig and if you haven’t practised enough, we can tell. Those people thathavepractised blow us away (considering it’s their first ever gig) and those are the peoplewestay in...
Last Updated: 26/02/2014 - 11:17

Artist Advice #3 - Phil Euerby - Bad Era Recording Co.

Today's Artist Advice comes from Bad Era Recording Co.'s Phil Euerby.   What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to new artists? I would advise new artists/bands to be as active as possible regarding performing. A lot of visibility in the industry is gained by reaching a wide and varied audience. Documenting live events, studio sessions and other acts will show how the artist/band immerses themselves within the industry.  ...
Last Updated: 26/02/2014 - 11:14

Artist Advice #2 - Phillip Wilbraham - Philbraham Audio

This edition of Artist Advice comes from the Intake Mansfied and Philbraham Audio's Phillip Wilbraham.   What do you/your organisation do to support new artists and how can they get involved? We (The Intake) are always on the look out for fresh new bands in the area looking for gigs, our audience is perfect for bands just starting out. I Also work with new bands in the studio creating recordings of their songs that will help them reach an audie...
Last Updated: 26/02/2014 - 05:51

Artist Advice #1 - Kimberley Winter - Under The Tree & I'm Not From London

Today's WAITT Unsigned Artist Advice comes from Under The Tree and I'm Not From London's Kimberley Winter!   What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to new artists? If you don't ask, you don't get. Speak to as many promoters as you can and hit the open mic scene; the only way you'll get bigger gigs is by asking. Don't worry if it seems like you're hassling us; if you don't ask then chances are someone else has and is already booked for th...
Last Updated: 26/02/2014 - 05:48

WAITT Unsigned: Artist Advice

A huge part of WAITT Unsigned is not just promoting unsigned and independent artists but supporting them too. And to help support artists we wanted to start collecting advice and guidance from industry professionals to give musicians the inside scoop on everything from marketing themselves online and recording their music to nailing their live shows and breaking out of their hometowns. So whether you’re just starting out as a band or have been on the scene fo...
Last Updated: 25/02/2014 - 15:07

WAITT Unsigned: I Am The Underground Mini Documentary

A long while back WAITT Unsigned took over Fly FM and got together with musicians and bands from across Nottingham and further afield to film a mini-documentary that discusses the issues unsigned artists face on a daily basis and what music fans can do to support their local music scene.   Click the link below to watch the video on Vimeo. We hope you enjoy it and learn a thing or two about the importance of local music!   ...
Last Updated: 25/02/2014 - 06:22

WAITT Unsigned Acoustic Night #3 @ BrewDog Bar Nottingham

The third WAITT Unsigned Acoustic Night is here and it’s going to be a very special night! Your third dose of acoustic awesomeness will take place on Thursday the 10th October at 7pm for absolutely FREE and will be part of BrewDog Bar Nottingham’s BrewDog SuperBeerFest, which runs from the 9th – 13th October. We've got some sensational artists for you in the shape of Joe Slater, Alexa Hawksworth, Adam Zareba and Frankie Rudolf. Be a hero and pop on down, it's goin...
Last Updated: 01/10/2013 - 08:21

WAITT Unsigned Acoustic Night #2 @ BrewDog Bar Nottingham

Hold onto your hats it’s the second W.A.I.T.T Unsigned Acoustic Night! The date for your diaries is Monday the 26th August, the time for your alarms is 7pm and the location as always is BrewDog Bar Nottingham. Oh and of course the show is completely FREE. We've got some sensational artists for you in the shape of HeavyHeads, Ryan Thomas, Joe Danks and Jamie Moon. Be a hero and pop on down, it's going to be epic!   If you want to tickle your musica...
Last Updated: 07/08/2013 - 12:06

WAITT Unsigned Acoustic Night @ BrewDog Bar Nottingham

WAITT Unsigned's first ever acoustic night is here! Taking place on Monday 22nd July at BrewDog Bar Nottingham. The show is completely FREE and kicks off at 7pm sharp. We've got some sensational artists for you in the shape of Sian Alexandra (Opie Deino), The Gorgeous Chans, Josh Wheatley Music and Anwyn Williams. Be a hero and pop on down it's going to be epic! Oh and if you want to tickle your musical tastebuds before the 22nd you can see Sian and Anwyn performing on our ...
Last Updated: 15/07/2013 - 12:38

WAITT Unsigned Judge Young Creative Awards 2013

Earlier this month WAITT Unsigned were fortunate enough to be asked to judge the Music category at this years Young Creative Awards in Nottingham. The awards are a celebration of the city's budding young creative talent focusing on the ages 13 to 24. Having been in attendence at these awards numerous times over the years it was a real honour to be asked to be a part of this years event. The judging process was a real privilege for ...
Last Updated: 17/05/2013 - 02:16

BrewDog Bar Nottingham & WAITT Unsigned Team Up!

It’s our great pleasure to announce that BrewDog Bar Nottingham and WAITT Unsigned have teamed up to create an alliance so awesome that even The Avengers can’t compete with it. Why is this alliance so awesome? Well it means that BrewDog Bar Nottingham will be the location for all our upcoming live sessions as well as some other exciting video features! Oh and there could be some frequent WAITT Unsigned ...
Last Updated: 27/08/2012 - 08:16
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Festival: Waterfront Festival If there’s one festival in the UK WAITT Unsigned are always stoked to roll up at it’s Nottingham’s Waterfront Festival. Every year the chaps at Audacious Face, I’m Not From London, The Maze, LeftLion, Castle Rock and The Canalhouse get together to raise money for incredible charities and put on a kickass show in the process. This year those charitable souls were helping out Nottingham Hospit... read more

Festival: Wychwood Festival In the run up to Wychwood Festival the weather did not look like it was on the festivals side. Luckily, when it came time for the festival to open its gates for its 8th year, both the sunshine and the fans came flooding in. After cementing ourselves as Cheltenham’s finest woodsmen over in the campsite it was time to go and check out some fresh unsigned talent over on the Pomme Stage. The first act on the bill, was the aptly titled Touch Of The Sun... read more

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Artist Advice #13 - Charlotte Anderson - MTA Artist Management Today’s dose of Artist Advice comes from WAITT Unsigned’s favourite artist manager Charlotte Anderson from MTA Artist Management.   Name: Charlotte Anderson Job: Artist Manager Company Name: MTA Artist Management Industry Background: A&R, Promotion, PR, Artist Management and Development   What do you/your organisation do to support new artists and how can they get involved? I mainly ... read more

Artist Advice #12 - Mark Del - Nusic This edition of Artist Advice comes from Nusic’s unsigned music guru and all-round music aficionado Mark Del!   Name: Mark Del Job: Presenter Name: Social Enterprise called Nusic Industry Background: Nusic / Notts Unsigned / Xfm / Galaxy FM   What do you/your organisation do to support new artists and how can they get involved? Our primary focus is young, up and coming musicians from Notts who ... read more