Nobody liked *Colin. What made things particularly ironic was he was such a nice guy. Colin was sales manager in a company I worked for in the 90s, and back then (I don’t imagine it’s any different now) sales was hard. Horrid Put it this way: if sales were a girl she’d be the little one from the nursery rhyme: when she was good, she … Continue reading Put your Black life in music – NOW.
Speaking of events you HAVE TO be at: if you have any choir connections at all: cancel everything for this one coming up this weekend! Don’t take my word for any of this!!! Watch the video!!!🔥🔥🔥 This is a HUGE #PraiseAndWorship and #Choir event! If you’re a singer, belong to a choir, an arranger, musician or anything connected to the choral sounds of #GospelMusic, @AStepFWD … Continue reading AStepFWD Choir Masterclass – April 2021
In an age where you completely control every aspect of your audio consumption experience, why do you still need music radio..?
I’ll be honest: before I started working in radio I had very little time for the medium.
These days we’re spoilt for choice, with options for free and paid download services, or audio streaming via any number of platforms, most of which are (for the moment at least), free. So why in the world would anyone need radio? Continue reading “Why You (Still) Need Radio in Your Life – By Radio Presenters (Part 1)”
Here’s a quick update from the ‘Top 5 Tips’ Series: If you’ve ever wanted to know how to go about getting your music playlisted on a radio station, this might help. Good Music The first thing to bear in mind is that most presenter/DJs/stations are happy to support good music. While the definition of ‘good’ will no doubt be highly subjective, bear in mind that … Continue reading Top 5 Tips – Getting Your Music Played on Radio
Matt Brooks (right), along with older brother Adam are two of the reasons why I’m looking to retire from publishing UKGospel.com very soon 🙂
Through their excellent work on the mBrio Music website and other Brooks Brothers Ventures projects, they’re fast becoming an authoritative news and media voice not just here in the UK but increasingly in the transatlantic Christian music scene, an excellent state of affairs in an industry like ours sadly prone to (usually under-deserved) hyperbole.
How Not to Promote on Facebook…
This is quite a short post.
I get this on a fairly frequent basis, so I thought I’d point out a few things:
1. Always introduce yourself: this was the very first time I’d heard of this person.
2. ‘Er.. Why would I be excited about your release…?‘ In light of 1 above, why they thought I’d actually start counting down is beyond me…
3. ‘Er… Okay. If you say so…‘. This project might actually be this person’s best work to date, but I’d recommend someone else provide your endorsement.
Funny old thing, radio…
Before I started presenting the Gospel Breakfast Show on Premier Gospel, my relationship with – and impression of – radio was probably similar to yours.
I understood its existence and how potentially pervasive it could be, but – if I’m going to be honest (due in no small part to the fact I’ve been a digital publisher for years) – I was almost snobbish and largely ignorant about just how powerful it really is.
I start with a disclaimer: the title is somewhat disingenuous, as this is less about what every media person thinks, and more about me just venting about my pet Twitter peeves.
Now that you know the truth, feel free to close the browser down.
For everyone else, here’s how the story goes:
Keen for Others to Succeed
One summer’s evening in July 2011 I logged on to Twitter just in time to catch a rant so passionate it reminded me of the fact that – aside from the very natural evangelical thrust of our calling – many of us in the UK gospel scene (particularly non-performers – publishers, event organisers, photographers, media bods and the like) do what we do because we’re keen to see other people succeed.
Which brings me to the guy you see below: Matt Brooks.
Back in January 2011 I promised you a ‘Top 5′ series, offering advice, tools, tips, hints and more.
Well, here’s the first: ‘Top 5 Things to Make The Media Work For You (Part 1)’.
It’s a ‘part 1’ because I suspect that of all the Top 5s I’ll be doing, this will the most ‘living’ one – many of the tips will be based on real-life strategies and experiences I’ve seen work both for me and other people.
So, without further ado, let’s get on with it: