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In episode 7 of Success Beyond The Score, Millicent posed the question: Is it time to leave the band and go solo? Different things to consider in regards of this very important decision were discussed in that episode and the ones that followed. Now, with all that background, the question comes back, and this time, it comes with an insight on the particular challenges of being a solo artiste.
After looking at how to do song share splits right in episode 10, Millicent takes episode 11 further in the realm of copyright. What is the law backing copyright up in the UK? How does it work in a basic level? And most importantly, why is it important for solo musicians and bands alike?
Remember the Christmas Reggae Festival on Reading, last year? It was a lot of fun, and the audience was able to listen to Millicent’s best songs of the genre. Here, a snippet of the night, with Tamela Mann’s “Take Me To The King” in the powerful sax version Millicent launched as a single in 2018.
I’m on air tomorrow! Sunday 9th Feb 12 – 2pm. Tune in if you can to Luton Urban Radio for the Fiona Empress Show. Comedian and Actor Rudi Lickwood of The Real McCoy will also be on.
Despite what we would like, success in the music industry has more to it than passion, dedication and discipline. A lot of external factors play into determining whether or not you will be able to get gigs regularly, grow in digital platforms or sign with a record label. Don’t worry, thought, because there are resources available for you to identify and overcome these challenges along the way.
This year, let’s celebrate real couples in all their random, sometimes icky, sometimes cheesy, frequently ridiculous glory. Let’s have a laugh at love in the Valentines Comedy Special at Luton’s Library Theatre. Tickets are still available!
Listen to Millicent’s advice in regards of song share splits in this episode of Success Beyond The Score.
If you are a musician working in the United Kingdom, I encourage you to learn about the Musicians’ Union and the advice, resources and networking opportunities offered there.