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Halton Rocks 2014 – Update

Posted by on 30/09/2013 in Blog, Featured Posts, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Halton Rocks 2014 – Update

The organisers of Halton Rocks are delighted to announce that they are now considering applications from acts who wish to perform at Halton Rocks 2014, date to be announced. Halton Rocks is an event dedicated to giving local musicians a platform to play to a large audience at a great venue, whilst raising money for the fantastic Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund. Halton Rocks takes place at The Studio on Lacey Street, Widnes, and is growing in popularity and prestige year after year. With The Studio’s top class facilities...

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Halton Rocks 2013 – The Unplugged Album

Posted by on 08/05/2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Halton Rocks 2013 – The Unplugged Album

Halton Rocks 2013 is just around the corner, and we’ve gone and put together an unplugged album that you can purchase to help raise funds for the events chosen charity: The Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund, which provides free holidays to disabled children aged 9-15 in the North West of England, but in order to do so, they need to raise over £25,000 EACH YEAR! The Halton Rocks 2013 Unplugged Album is here for you to listen to (for free). If you would like to download it, there is no set fee, you can name your own price and...

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MakoMusic Karma – Give And You Shall Receive

Posted by on 08/10/2012 in Blog, no thumbnail | 0 comments

MakoMusic Karma – Give And You Shall Receive

For those of you that don’t know, here at MakoMusic we let musicians of all shapes and sizes submit music to us, which we then put online for all to see in the hope that it strikes a chord with fellow musicians, who are then compelled to write reviews and leave comments that are filled with praise and constructive feedback. Check out all the great music waiting for review here. We realise that this is something of a utopian notion, expecting this system to work on the sole basis of good karma – “I’ve submitted...

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Small venues no longer require a licence to hold live music events.

Posted by on 03/10/2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Small venues no longer require a licence to hold live music events.

Venues in England and Wales with a capacity of less than 200 people will no longer require a licence to stage live music events. This is fantastic news for both musicians and promoters in the North West. The opportunity for more venues to start putting on more live music events should only be seen as good news. In the last 12 months, Liverpool in particular has seen venues like The Masque close it’s doors for good, and others such as The CUC and Mojo changing focus away from live music, not to mention the current battle to help Mellow...

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A picture is worth a thousand lyrics

Posted by on 31/08/2012 in Blog | 0 comments

A picture is worth a thousand lyrics

The latest social media/networking device to take a slice of your ever decreasing “spare time pie” is Instagram. Bought by Facebook for the grand total of $1bn, it’s the app which allows users to apply filters to photos taken on their phone and share them via their social networks. It has seen phenomenal growth, amassing more than 30 million users in under two years, and if your band isn’t one of those 30 million users you could be missing out on some great exposure. Ok, so being in a band should probably be more about...

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To Spotify or not to Spotify?

Posted by on 21/08/2012 in Blog | 0 comments

To Spotify or not to Spotify?

Music distribution is a minefield of opinions and interpretation at the moment: Physical vs Digital. Streams vs Downloads, Demos vs Studio Recordings, Paid vs Subscriptions vs Adverts. But there’s at least one good thing to come from all this confusion – Choice. The power is most certainly in the artist’s hands. As an unsigned artist, it was almost impossible to distribute your music globally 10 years ago, but now, for a moderate fee you can. But which method is the best? iTunes? Spotify? Do you use a combination? Or are...

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DIY Success For Unsigned Musicians

Posted by on 08/08/2012 in Blog | 0 comments

DIY Success For Unsigned Musicians

At MakoMusic we love hearing about the successes of unsigned artists. Proof that with talent and drive you can achieve something with your talents. For some artist that might just be a few extra fans on facebook, or starting to earn a few quid for playing decent gigs, or maybe making it all the way to the “holy grail” of getting signed… But what if you don’t need to a record deal to get paid? What if you don’t need a publishing deal to get noticed? Let’s face it, the music industry has had some significant...

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MakoMusic Overload

Posted by on 06/07/2012 in Blog | 0 comments

MakoMusic Overload

You may have noticed that things have been a little bit quiet on the surface of the MakoMusic review section recently. The simple fact of the matter is that we’re really busy, and keeping up with everything at Mako HQ is a tall order. The great thing about MakoMusic is that myself and Sean do it because we love listening to your music and having fun working with musicians just like you. However, we do have to make ends meet and we are very busy working on projects from MakoMusic’s parent companies – MakoMedia and...

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Share our stuff

Posted by on 20/06/2012 in Blog | 1 comment

Share our stuff

We love it when you guys share our content on your blogs, websites and social networks. There are several ways to share content from the MakoMusic site but the easiest way is by using the sharing icons below the contents of the posts and above the comments section. Simply click on the social network of your choice and enter your details. It’s as simple as that, the post that you are reading will be shared to all of your followers on the site you choose to share to.              ...

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Newsletter Sign up

Posted by on 19/06/2012 in Blog, Featured Posts | Comments Off

Newsletter Sign up

You may have noticed us posting our latest newsletters to our social networks. Our newsletter is the best place to be to make sure you don’t miss any of the MakoMusic updates. If you would like to receive our loverly monthly newsletter and special offers from MakoMusic, or you know someone who would, please fill in the details below to subscribe.   Sign up to our Newsletter Here! Email Name Sign up! It’s as simple as that once you are signed up will never miss a...

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