THE RELOAD PODCAST
On The Reload Podcast we interview industry experts, learning more about what they do and getting their advice and opinions on their field of expertise. The podcasts are perfect for learning something new and broadening your perspective on the music industry and the individuals and organisations who operate within it.
Episode 30 - We spoke with long-time friend of Reload, Carly Wilford - a DJ, curator, presenter and all-round nice person. We discussed what it means to be a creative in a competitive industry and how she set up her radio show 'Sister'.
Episode 29 - We recently uploaded our first album to Spotify and iTunes to help introduce a new audience to emerging independent musicians. We discuss how easy this process was and talk about some of our favourites found on the album as well as our future goals for streaming music.
Episode 28 - FOLA joins us to discuss how he was able to quit the rat-race & the 9-5 and earn a living through music.
Episode 27 - We've worked with a ton of artists. Want to know what separates the successful ones from those who weren't so lucky? Listen on and we'll explain how working with 300+ artists has helped us figure that out.
Episode 26 - Clifford Stumme aka The Pop Song Professor joined us to talk about the importance of lyrical content in the ever-changing contemporary-pop music scene.
Episode 25 -Annabella Coldrick, CEO of the Music Managers Forum joined us on the podcast to talk about how the MMF supports managers through their community, providing advice, support and guidance.
Episode 24 - Joshua and Peppe had a candid talk about the things that have gone wrong since creating Reload and taking the brand from just sessions to a much larger platform.
Episode 23 - Kwame Kwaten joined us to talk about the prestigious Salute Music Makers competition - and how it's a total game-changer for independent artists in the UK.
Episode 22 - Reload co-creators, Joshua and Peppe talk about how they started Reload Sessions and the Reload brand, also touching on the highs and lows they experienced.
Episode 21 - Dee Adam joins us to talk about her role as a curator for Salute Music Makers competition - with the top prize going for £50K
Episode 20 - Help Musicians UK joined us in the studio to discuss the support they offer to emerging & independent musicians in the UK.
Episode 19 - Friedemann from Holistic Writing about how to write good commercial music and how he learned to write, compose, strategise and grow as a musician.
Episode 18 - What makes a successful artist? There are lots of things to consider and lots of way to answer such a deep question!
Episode 17 - Imogen Heap, the interim CEO of the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) joined us on The Reload Podcast to talk about how they work with and support various types of musical artists through their network of experiences and established musicians.
Episode 16 - Georgia Train, professional & commercial songwriter shares her knowledge of songwriting, highlighting several key characteristics which contribute to penning a hit. Georgia discusses her latest project 'Hookers' while looking back on her career as a musician.
Music Gateway is an online platform created specifically to allow creative and music industry individuals to connect and work together by creating a level playing-field for everyone who has business to conduct, not just those with contacts or friends in high places.
Sheena Ladwa from Ultimate Artists joined us on The Reload Podcast to talk about what UA does for developing and emerging. Ultimate Artists hosts a week packed full of learning and activities geared towards helping artists of all ages, from all walks of lives, from all around the world to develop their artistry and learn how to perform, write and collaborate like a pro.
Rob from Richer unsigned joined us on The Reload Podcast to talk about what they do for unsigned musicians & artists. Funded by Richer Sounds, a UK-based, British home-entertainment retailer Richer Unsigned places the music of fresh musicians across 53 stores in the UK as well as distributing unique playlists to their 500,000-strong mailing list. So what's the catch? Well there isn't one really - have a listen to find out more on the work thatRicher Unsigned does with emerging talent.
Stephen Pell from Pell Artists spoke to us about what he does as a strategic and business advisor with musicians in different stages of their career. Stephen helps artists make wise business decisions, covering budgeting, accounting and creating bespoke strategies and explained to us how a musician's mindset is fundamental to their success.
Episode 11 - We spoke with a representative from PRS for Music who told us a lot more on the matter and cleared up a few things. Dan’s job is to make sure artists are aware of PRS for Music and that they’re educated enough to know they could be making money from it.
We spoke with Nathan Lilley, Director of Music from ELAM (East London Arts & Music), a full-time industry academy for 16-19 year olds. The academy is open to young musicians or creatives interested in pursuing carer in music, film, T V, production, game design and more and in its first 3 years of running it has seen its alumni take on roles in all of these sectors.
One thing that can be very tricky for young artists is finding a space to record in or even rehearse. It doesn't need to be a headache, there are a few fantastic studios and spaces in London which provide not only the facilities but help from musicians themselves.
One of these places is Raw Material, located in Brixton, London, Raw Material whose missions is to improve the lives of young people, their economic position, their opportunities, progression and development have an open door policy to young creatives under 25.
For an independent artist trying to find their way early on in their music career, any help is valuable. The money can sometimes be low and you might be struggling to pay for the latest piece of equipment. You’ve heard the stories or have peers that have secured a sponsorship or endorsement deal with an established brand, and you wonder to yourself, “how on earth did they secure such a ‘lucrative’ deal?” The thought of getting equipment at a discounted rate or even free is so enticing, but you just don’t know how,where or who to ask.
We invited our friend Kate Bond to join us on The Reload Podcast to discuss This Is Wired, one of London's best live-music shows. We spoke about how This Is Wired originally started out, how the team selects artists for the line up as well as the different platforms the show has been extended too. With 2017 set to be an exciting year, Kate is an industry specialist with a great eye for talent.
Getting involved with music and experiencing different genres and styles isn't something that's always available and accessible to everyone - this is something that The Midi Music Company works towards changing.
We spoke with Joe from Music Glue for The Reload Podcast to find out more about what they do. In our talk, Joe explains that music glue is a free to use online marketing and e-commerce platform - which allows artists to connect directly to their fans (wherever in the world they are) and help maintain a relationship with them too. Music Glue puts all of your 'products' in one place - this means fans can reach your content directly and quickly without having to sign up to different websites and platforms. This is great because it means you can be from a small village in the UK but still sell your album around the world - and merchandise too.
Are you an up and coming artist looking for a gig in Central London? Or are you looking for a place to listen to great unsigned talent? Either way, on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, set in the middle of Soho just upstairs of the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, you will find some of the best British unsigned talent that London has to offer. We spoke with the founder of Ruby Sings, Ada Lo to find out how she has managed to put on live music events and what she looks for when bringing in new musicians.
Episode 3. With the power of the internet, an unsigned artist can easily build a fanbase, communicate with each fan and share their music with the world. Alternatively record labels provide support and an often much needed budget to work with. But which one is right for you?
Episode 2. We spoke with singer-songwriter JC Villafan who has extensive experience touring around the U.S and Europe too about tour-life and what it's really like to set up a tour without a huge team or an expensive budget.
Episode 1 - Sophie Appleby from Youth Music discusses the work their music charity does with young people.
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