Introducing . . . BBC Introducing Live

I (Rod) took a trip to London recently to experience the BBC Introducing Live event, now in its third year, at Tobacco Dock in Wapping. It was a bustling event full of musicians wanting to break into the music business.

Sitting in on the panel discussing How To Release Your Record, featuring musician and broadcaster Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music’s Lauren Brennan, Luke Ellis from PIAS and singer-songwriter Sasha Gurney, was most enlightening. They did a great job of explaining how to get your music out there and heard by music lovers. There was interesting debate about how much you can do-it-yourself, something that Sasha (Tragic Sasha) has done with skill. They spoke about the importance of building a story in the weeks leading up to “impact date”. I guess that’s what we’re trying to do here!

Also, the WTF is Music Publishing panel chaired by Sentric Music‘s  Simon Pursehouse was an eye-opener. He talked about how musicians can miss out on some of sources of revenue from their music –  a sad fact when it is so difficult to make music pay. One woman even stood up and asked him if he could help her reclaim tv royalties from about 7 years ago.

I also managed to catch up with Phil from Futureproof, who we’ve been working with on developing O’Reilly and Vincent’s presence in the online world. We had a chat about future live dates, upcoming releases and more. Be sure to keep an eye on our Live Dates page over the coming months for news of upcoming performances.

Overall, BBC Introducing Live was a little bewildering, but well worth a visit and has only heightened our excitement about getting our own music out there! Whilst we are still in the studio recording our debut album, we’re also making plans toward the first single release. If you’ve not already, why not have a listen to our sample track Through the Clouds – and if you have a Soundcloud account, please follow to be first to hear future music posts.