Guest Blog: Headliner

Posted 2 May 2016 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

What’s every musicians’ dream? To headline Glastonbury or maybe sell out the O2? Sure, that would be nice. In fact it would be amazing. But for most musicians the most important dream is to be able to make a sustainable living from doing what we love.

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The Future of Technology in Collaborative Writing and Music Production

Posted 29 February 2016 in The Mix (comments)

As a community of musicians and also a marketplace for studio time and services Meet & Jam is very much at the forefront of the trends in collaborative music writing and production. We have always aimed to facilitate real world meetings but are essentially a tech company in essence, so just what is the future of how musicians, engineers and producers will interact, write and produce music? And how should we feel about technology invading music even more?

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The 5 Types of Musician We All Love to Hate

Posted 20 January 2016 in Musicians (comments)

If you've been a musician for long enough you'll know that, while most musicians are amazing people, some can be completely insufferable! For every professional, hard-working bass guitarist, there's a drummer who thinks he's the second coming of Keith Moon and doesn't understand why he's not allowed to play louder. And if you haven't been a musician for very long, then we're here to warn you about the types of musicians to avoid - and how to avoid becoming one yourself!

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5 Essential David Bowie Albums

Posted 12 January 2016 in The Mix (comments)

Originally, I wanted to make this a list of 5 essential David Bowie songs you should be listening to as you reflect on the singer's tragic and untimely death from cancer at the age of 69. But then I tried to limit myself to just 5 of Bowie's timeless hits and quickly realised it was a completely impossible task.

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Six of the Best - Other Instruments

Posted 27 November 2015 in Musicians (comments)

It's a piece of cake finding guitarists, singers, drummers, bassists, keyboardists and more on Meet & Jam. As we've highlighted in our other 'Six of the Best' posts, there's an abundance of quality musicians for the majority of the major instruments people tend to look for when forming a band. But what about the slightly obscurer instruments? What if you're looking for that niche instrument that will make your band stand out?

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5 of the Best: Rehearsal Studios in London

Posted 17 November 2015 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

It's quick and easy to book rehearsal studios through Meet & Jam - you can even search by location and price to find the perfect studio for you. We would never pretend to know the 5 best studios in any given city, but here are 5 excellent options in the capital for you to book online today.

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4 Characteristics to Look For on Meet & Jam

Posted 12 November 2015 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

Last week we tried to give you a helping hand in finding musicians on Meet & Jam. But what should you be looking for when using one of the four methods we suggested? Here are four key characteristics you should be looking out for when searching for musicians on Meet & Jam. If you can put a tick next to all four, you may be on to a winner with your new band or project...

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4 Ways to Find Musicians on Meet & Jam

Posted 4 November 2015 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

If you're new to Meet & Jam, or haven't used us to meet other musicians yet, there are a number of ways you can go about finding the right band members, producers, and engineers for you. Here are just four of the easy methods you can use to find exactly what you're looking for...

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M&J Introducing: Keytar Carlos

Posted 26 October 2015 in M&J Introducing (comments)

For the latest edition of our M&J Introducing series, we chatted to Carlos Thomas from Manchester, who caught our eye with his unique keytar-playing skills! We discovered that Carlos has had some amazing (and hilarious) performing experiences, and has a fascinating approach to making music. Read on to find out more...

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Should You Care About the New, Free NME?

Posted 14 October 2015 in The Mix (comments)

After struggling with plummeting readership figures and a a poor reputation amongst the bulk of today's music fans, NME officially reinvented itself as a free publication last month. A few things have changed, but much has also remained the same. So, should you be excited to pick up the latest free copy from your local tube station entrance or university campus? Or has the NME become an irrelevance; not worth the paper it's printed on, and doomed to fade into obscurity before long?

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Vote for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted 12 October 2015 in The Mix (comments)

The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2016 have been announced, and for the first time ever you can vote for the act you'd like to see inducted. Among the more predictable names such as Deep Purple, Yes, and Steve Miller, are a few surprising inclusions that are evidence of the Hall's keenness to embrace genres outside of classic rock and roll. Here are three nominees that stood out for us...

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