How to get your songs accepted as in-store music

Posted on 02 Apr 2014 |

Hannah Boothby and Mirko Antonelli, Soundreef

Our artists often ask me what kind of music we’re looking for, and what makes good music for stores. If one of their tracks is far more successful than the others, or a track is rejected, users often ask me why. We give some guidelines, but in reality it’s much more complicated than that – which is why we hire music supervisors. I dragged Mirko, our head music supervisor, away from his headphones for a chat.

'I have always been a music addict,' Mirko enthuses....

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Promoting your music: the questions you must always ask

Posted on 14 Mar 2014 |

David Wells and Hannah Boothby

It’s what you’ve always wanted: a record company offers you a deal, someone says they can make you a star by managing your band, or someone tells you they can get you the best gigs in town – or even the best gigs in the world! But is it too good to be true? Here are some of the questions you should ask before you sign anything.

Have you been successful in the past?

Ask them which bands are signed to their label. Usually this information is on the company’s website. Based on...

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Promote your music: using Beatpick

Posted on 06 Mar 2014 |

Beatpick and Soundreef

Beatpick is Soundreef’s sister company. This blog post tells you about how you can earn music royalties by registering your songs with Beatpick.

Beatpick is a global music licensing company that provides music for adverts, films, videos on the internet and computer games, supplying music to companies such as 20th Century Fox, Samsung and Mercedes. It’s a fast and reliable way for people to find music for their projects and make sure that artists, record labels and publishers get paid when...

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Why the most motivated and inspired musicians teach – and how to find teaching work

Posted on 27 Feb 2014 |

Gareth Dylan Smith

If you’re a musician, you want to make music. You need to make music. You also need to pay the rent (and buy, say, guitars). Often it’s hard to earn a living from just playing or writing music, and it’s much, much harder to get by on just the music you want to write or play. Even the best-paying jobs in music performance (famous orchestras, West End shows) don’t always pay especially well, and earnings there are not a patch on what people with far less dedication to their art...

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In-store music: more statistics from Soundreef

Posted on 20 Feb 2014 |

Hannah Boothby, Soundreef

Soundreef continues to support independent artists in the ways that really make a difference: we get their music heard, and we make sure they’re paid when their music is played. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve just paid our artists their royalties for the second semester of 2013 – and it was another big pay out! We can now bring your results for the whole of 2013.

The artists

Soundreef works directly with independent artists – from established acts to solo...

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