MakoMedia’s very own MakoMusic Blog. Here you will find posts and updates from MakoMedia on all things relating to our love of music and working with musicians of all shapes and sizes.
HALTON ROCKS RETURNS!
On Saturday 16th May Halton Rocks 2015 will be bringing you non-stop music on two stages at it’s regular home, The Studio, on Lacey Street, Widnes. Doors open at 6pm and the music starts straight away.
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, (more…)
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!
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.
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 sharing music than photos, but hey, you gotta give the people what they want! …and who are you to turn down some free publicity? (more…)
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 artists best sticking with old fashioned CD’s that they can sell at their gigs? (more…)
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? (more…)
Yep, that’s right, it’s been just over 1 year but MakoMusic is going to be no more… but say a big hello and welcome to “MakoMusic”
We initially set up MakoMusic with the idea of it being an encompassing service for all musicians. A sort of one stop shop for artists, where they can record music in our studio, perform at one of our gigs, make a professional music video and much more besides. A part of this services was also to be a small scale record label ,should bands wish to officially release the music they make with us. (more…)
Last month, our sister company MakoEducation had the privilege of being commissioned to record and capture some of Halon’s local young talent at the HRMZ in Runcorn.
MakoEducation’s purpose is to provide young people with the facilities and opportunities akin to those found at MakoMusic, to educate and further young peoples talents and experiences in music, media and more. (more…)
Here at MakoMusic we love Christmas, so we have created some very special festive offers for our most popular services.
Don’t let the mince pies and chocolates get the best of you, make sure you spend this festive period productively by taking advantage of our special offers: