I'm in favor of any development that allows creative people - authors, rock bands, film makers - to get their work right to the people, their potential fans, rather than having to go through publishers, record companies, and film moguls.
The Beatles, after all, were turned down by 25 different record companies before they landed their first contract. Think about what the world was almost deprived of...
That's why I was pleased to learn that tourdates.Co.UK, Britain's fastest growing new music website, has launched a chart for unsigned bands.
Their press release explains how their
unsigned chart with free music downloads works...
tourdates.Co.UK, Britain's fastest growing new music website, has launched a chart for unsigned bands.
The site allows new bands to upload promotional tracks, announce gig dates and create profiles to promote themselves alongside major artists such as the Artic Monkeys and The Twang.
Tourdates' Jarrod Robinson says, there are some fantastic unsigned bands in the UK and we wanted them to know how much our community likes their music, an unsigned chart seemed the perfect answer.
Chart results are announced on the site at 19:00 every Sunday, the same time as the No1 single of the week is announced on BBC's radio 1.
Hey, maybe we'll hear the next Beatles there ...