All posts by Pete Bassett

Music marketing expert with many years experience working with some of the leading artists in the industry as well as some of the best up and coming bands and new artists.

Top 10 Tips Every Musician Should Know About

Whether you’re a solo artist or part of a band, a vocalist or prefer just to let your hands do the talking with an instrument, there are few things more satisfactory than turning your love of music into a full-time career and finally giving up that boring day job.

Actually cracking into the music industry takes some luck and a whole lot of hard work so here are 10 tips to help you boost your music career.

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The 11 biggest album launch fails in the 21st century

There can be no feeling worse as an artist but to pour your heart and soul into writing and creating a music album, only to find that your fans don’t want to buy it. Even being a big name in the music industry is no guarantee that your album will make it into one of the top 10 or even top 100 chart positions.

Inspired by Robin Thicke’s most recent fail, here are 11 of the biggest album flops of this century.

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WANTED. Candi Staton fan fined for playing ‘Young hearts run free’ too loud.

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The “First lady of Southern Soul” Candi Staton is trying to track down an ear piercing music fan who was incredibly fined for playing ‘young hearts run free’ to loud in their UK home.

Candi Staton a nominated grammy award singer famous for her classic songs ‘Young hearts run free’ and ‘You’ve got the love’ is on mission to find the man thought to be Stephen Parry, age 42, from Castlefields.

A man by the name of Stephen Parry did not hear music to his ears when he was fined a whopping £400 plus victim surcharge for cranking up his tunes during the day and night. The frustrated neighbours claimed that they could hear the lyrics of songs such as ‘I think we’re alone now’ by Tiffany and ‘Young hearts run free’ by Candi Staton.

Now, music icon Candi Staton has come back with a special message for the fan in a recent clip uploaded to YouTube. She would like to find Stephen and invite him on stage for her upcoming performance at the legendary Jazz Café in Camden, London! Candi has not been able to reach him personally, she asks everyone to share this video so that she can find him for this amazing opportunity!

If you know Stephen or think you know someone who does… spread the message and use the hashtag #CandiFan

20 Ways to Get to the Front of the Crowd at a Festival!

Summer means music festivals and these are an opportunity to pack lots of live gigs into one fun weekend with your friends. The best way to really experience live music is to get as close to the front as possible which, as anyone who’s been to a festival will know, isn’t that easy but here are some tips to help you out.

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