There was some good news in the Budget speech, as SEISS and furlough were extended to September and more money also went into the Cultural Recovery Fund. However, the situation for musicians is still extremely difficult. The MU estimates over 70% of musicians are unsure about their future in the industry. The governments needs to do more!
Last Monday, we commemorated International Women’s Day. We had the opportunity to reflect and have a conversation about the issues that still stand in the way of gender equality. It is important that we don’t let the interest die with the change of day. That’s why today I recommend the reading “Gender Disparity In UK Jazz – A Discussion”.
Do you have an interest in music production? Have you wondered how people get started in this world, what are the challenges they must overcame, how is it like? Well, the full interview I had with Tony Bean, the founder and CEO of 5AM records, who has worked with big names like Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s child, Usher, Christina Aguilera, and more, is now available in all podcast streaming platforms, ready to answer all those questions!
Tomorrow, Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver the Budget speech for MPs in the House of Commons. We are on the last leg of the race to make our concerns heard and push for the government to back up musicians during the COVID crisis and beyond. Find out here what you can do to help.
The second and final part of my interview with Tony Bean, the founder and CEO of 5am Records, is online! Picking up from where we left off in the first episode, Tony talks about some of his career highs & lows; dealing with personalities in the studio, home and work balance and his 5 tips to help you become a music producer.
The radio station AffinityXtra was a wonderful home for the first season of my podcast Success Beyond The Score, and they will continue offering a space for the second season, on the same time slot: Tuesdays and Sundays at 12pm (noon) UK time, every other week. This means you can tune in to episode 1 in just half an hour by going to http://www.affinityxtra.com!
The day has come and my podcast Success Beyond The Score is back for season 2! This time, besides appearing in all the usual podcast platforms, there’s also a visual format available on YouTube.
“Femininity is cherished and exploited in the music industry. Producers make their fortunes by selling a version of feminine sexual perfection and we see this through comments such as ‘You sound ok but you just don’t have the right look’ which is mentioned in TV music competitions. The winner goes through a complete make-over with additional air brushing to personify ultimate beauty and achievement. But then, years later, what happens when the menopause hits?”
Today at noon, as it happens every other Tuesday, the radio station AffinityXtra gave a space to my podcast ‘Success Beyond The Score’. We are several episodes in and the reception has been amazing, so I want to thank you all for your support! Also, let me remind you that AffinityXtra also plays the podcast on Sundays at noon, so, if you missed this week’s episodes, you can catch up then.