Archives for May, 2011

July 21st, 2011 – Believe’s hosting a digital day… are you free?

May, 31st 2011 10:45

“ Everything’s digital now. It’s the age of the geek…”

Believe Digital will be hosting a digital seminar / training day in London on Thursday 21 July, 2011 where we’ll be discussing technology, release strategy, social media, pricing and more… Hopefully everything you need to know for releasing music in the digital age.

Right now at Believe we eat, sleep and breathe digital; that’s why our tech team works year round developing and improving our tools and Backstage Area, why we work with Google and YouTube to create digital promotions and marketing campaigns and why we’ve got knowledge to share…

Our digital training day will not be a presentation of our tools and services, we will be sharing our knowledge with you on the best way to handle a release including creating and implementing digital promo and sales promotions and how to analyse the effectiveness of your campaigns, community management and, that ever present meta-data, of course.

Please note that invitations to this event are strictly limited, so check your inbox and don’t forget to RSVP.


Due to an unfortunate double booking at our venue, we will no longer be hosting a Digital Training Day on Thursday 21 July, 2011.

Liverpool Sound City 2011: Bands to Watch

May, 20th 2011 13:08

Liverpool Sound City is in full swing already; one need only check out #soundcity11 on Twitter to see what a great time everyone’s been having.

According to hashtag city (#soundcity11) Dutch Uncles smashed it at Zanzibar last night and Wolfgang is the best new band in a long time… but we don’t want to bore you with past performances, hence our list of bands to watch below:

Marina Gasolina

Best known as the MC/Singer of Brazilian Funk Carioca band, Bonde do Role, Brazilian singer Marina Gasolina is part funk, part rock and just plain awesome. We’ve also featured Marina Gasolina on our first compilation album of the year, Let Believe Curate : Ones to Watch 2o11.


Consisting of French bands Team Ghost and Anoraak, and student battle of the band winner Towering Heights, OuiLove Music brings continental flair to Liverpool. The bands have remixed each other as part of their UK tour, with a vinyl featured by the Guardian on this year’s Record Store Day.

Free download available from 7digital.


EML Recordings taking music discovery to the next level with web radio

May, 18th 2011 10:30

EML Recordings have announced a new online radio station, EML Radio, consisting of over 1,000 Techno / Trance / Drum & Bass / Breaks / Psytrance / House /Progressive / Electro House / Dubstep / Jungle / Electro / Lounge / Gabba / Leftfield / tracks.

Now broadcasting 24/7, EML Radio plays non-stop dance music tracks from every genre, and every sub genre, from either EML Recordings artists, OR from the extended family of EML network producers.

And the best part?

Details, of course… tiny details.

• Listeners can rate tracks.

• Also, there’s a playlist widget displaying the current song, and the previous 10 tracks, complete with artist names, track titles and associated artwork.

• The radio station also has a fully functioning chat room for the interactive types, adding the all important social element.

• In addition to 128K bit rate streaming.

• Oh – and they’ve even added direct-buy links to all the songs, allowing users to automatically purchase their favourite tracks direct from iTunes and Last.FM


TGE 2011 – Bands to watch

May, 13th 2011 19:05

Since 2006 The Great Escape Festival has been widely accepted as the leading international event for showcasing new music.

Bands of note to play the TGE stage in the past include : Kasabian, Noah And The Whale, Broken Social Scene, Chase & Status, Mumford & Sons, Santogold, Kate Nash, Laura Marling and The Gossip, true testament to TGE’s music discovery power.

The Great Escape is for many, the beginning of the festival season, and why wouldn’t it be?

Seasoned performers, spanking new acts, scheduled and impromptu gigs, all at a myriad of venues in Brighton…

Today, James Vincent McMorrow, had a secret gig on Brighton beach. We gave a wee bit of warning on Twitter, so hopefully some of you made it.


Stolen equipment – Please Help

May, 7th 2011 10:14

James Vincent McMorrow has today announced a plea for the return of stolen equipment, after his car was broken into upon arriving in London.

James says: “We got into London very late on Wednesday, and stupidly left two bags in the car. I woke up this morning to find some kind stranger had smashed my back window and relieved me of both those bags, which contained the microphone I used to record my entire album with, along with guitar pedals, stage mics, pro tools rigs and looms. As ways to start the day go, this was not the best.”

The incident occurred on May 4, or the early hours of May 5, near the Ibis Hotel in Earls Court. Anyone with any further information is encouraged to come forward

Please note a full list of the stolen property :‘Protools rig, Neumann KMS 105 black mic, Shure KSM 9 mic, AKG 414 mic, and BOSS AD-8 guitar processor’).

McMorrow released his acclaimed debut album, ‘Early in The Morning’, earlier this year. He has sold out a date at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on May 31, and will release a new single, ‘Sparrow &The Wolf’, in June, as well as playing the likes of Glastonbury and Great Escape Festival.

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This post is by Believe Digital A&R/ Label Manager, William Headlam-Wells @WillHW