#37 - Insight Into An Independent Artist - Sophii Negus

#37 - Insight Into An Independent Artist - Sophii Negus

Today’s interview is a little different, a few months ago I had an idea to create a new series on the podcast that follows the progress of one independent artist and their career. I want to check in every month and understand what it’s like being an independent artist in today’s environment. I want to understand their struggles and talk about topics that other singer-songwriters are going through. Fortunately, Sophii Negus - an artist that we’ve worked with in the past - agreed to be our guinea pig.

#36 - The Blindfold Project - Marie Naffah

#36 - The Blindfold Project - Marie Naffah

In today's interview I sit down with the lovely Marie Naffah. A few years ago, Marie started a project called The Blindfold Project, where she took 6 blind musicians and created a documentary about being blind in the music industry. In the interview, we talk about what she learned from the project, how she was invited to speak at a Ted Talk and why there’s still a stigma with being blind in the music industry.

#35 - A Global Network For Women In The Music Industry - Andreea Magdalina

#35 - A Global Network For Women In The Music Industry - Andreea Magdalina

Episode 35 -  In today’s interview, we managed to sit down with the founder of She Said So, Andreea Magdalina. She Said So is a global network of women who work in the music industry, there are events held in London, San Francisco, Dublin and even in Johannesburg. When we came across her organisation it was inspiring to see how it has gone global and how it has brought women around the world closer together. Each event is different and they cover a variety of topics. We all know that open discussions lead to change and Andreea is providing a safe place for women, and also men, to talk and change the music industry from within.

#34 - Performing For 186 Million People - SuRie

#34 - Performing For 186 Million People - SuRie

We spoke with SuRie, a London-based independent musician, about how she represented the UK at the Eurovision Song contest and had her music heard by 186 million people.


#33 - The Truest Representation Of Recorded Music - MQA

#33 - The Truest Representation Of Recorded Music - MQA

Episode 33 - MQA makes hi-res audio streaming a reality. Why is this important for artists? It lets audiences hear music the way the artist recorded it.

#32 - Artist Entrepreneur to Author - From Me To You (FM2U)

#32 - Artist Entrepreneur to Author - From Me To You (FM2U)

Episode 32 - Roxanne from From Me to You (#FM2U) spoke with us a bit about what it's like being an Artist Entrepreneur and how she set up a music conference, for musicians by musicians.

#31 - Why YouTube Numbers Aren't Everything - The Reload Team

Episode 31 -The number of followers shouldn't be the reason for an artist to be active on social media. We look at what trends artists should be looking for.

#30 - From Skrillex To Snapchat - Carly Wilford

#30 - From Skrillex To Snapchat - Carly Wilford

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'.

#29 - How We Got Our Music On Spotify & iTunes - The Reload Team

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.

#28 - Quitting Your 9-5 To Earn Money Through Music - FOLA

#28 - Quitting Your 9-5 To Earn Money Through Music - FOLA

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.

#27 - Six Ways To Launch Your Music Career - The Reload Team

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.

#26 - Deconstructing Lyrics - The Pop Song Professor

#26 - Deconstructing Lyrics - The Pop Song Professor

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.

#25 - The Pressures of Being A Manager - The Music Managers Forum

#25 - The Pressures of Being A Manager - The Music Managers Forum

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.

#24 - Fail Fast - The Reload Team

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.

#23 - Salute Music Makers Competition - Kwame Kwaten

#23 - Salute Music Makers Competition - Kwame Kwaten

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. 

#22 - Started From The Bottom - The Reload Team

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.

#21 - How Would You Spend £50k To Develop An Artist?! - Dee Adam

#21 - How Would You Spend £50k To Develop An Artist?!  - Dee Adam

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

#20 - It's Okay To Look For Support In The Creative Industry - Help Musicians UK

#20 - It's Okay To Look For Support In The Creative Industry - Help Musicians UK

 

Episode 20 - Help Musicians UK joined us in the studio to discuss the support they offer to emerging & independent musicians in the UK.

#19 - How To Write Really Really Good Songs - Holistic Songwriting

#19 - How To Write Really Really Good Songs - Holistic Songwriting

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.

#18 - What Makes A Successful Artist?

Episode 18 - What makes a successful artist? There are lots of things to consider and lots of way to answer such a deep question!