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Dyllan White launches his debut single ‘Get Bk @ That’ and it proves revenge is sweet!

Dyllan White Explains Get Bk @ That

“It’s basically a warning song on how I would take revenge on someone who fu*ks with me” explains Dyllan. Playful lyrics combine with a serious subject matter to create something deliciously dark. “The moral of the story, don’t mess with me or you’ll regret it” jokes Dyllan. Although he remains tight-lipped on whether this track is in response to real life event.

Get Bk @ That feels like Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’ without the sugar. It’s an immediately relatable anthem for a generation brought up on DMs, ghosting and swipe left culture.

Dyllan White - Get Bk @ That (Lyric Video) - YouTube

Introducing Dyllan White

Born in the Philippines, Cali raised, now residing in New York, this self taught songwriter, beat maker, audio engineer and Instagram content maker extraordinaire has spent the last 5 years perfecting his craft, and he is now ready to unleash.

Dyllan White draws on a diverse set of influences from The Neptunes and Missy Elliott to Lenny Kravitz and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to create his own blended style. Wherever it comes from, it’s clear his music naturally fuels self expression. Whether you want to feel sleek, badass, sexy, goofy or just forget about the stresses in your life, there is something here for you.

Discover more about Dyllan White

Listen back to the premiere of Get Bk @ That on Episode 265 of the Right Chord Lost On Radio Podcast. 

Catch Dyllan White playing live in New York on June 6th. Watch his Instagram or Facebook for further details about live shows and his follow up single ‘“Sh** I’m Hot” I mean who doesn’t like to scream at the top of their lungs “Sh*t I’m Hot!”? Try it. Seriously.

Visit his website: DyllanWhite.com

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Before you spend money promoting your music on the channels you can’t control, why not spend some time on the ones you can control. In this article Mark Knight, founder of Right Chord Music explains why music marketing is only effective if it drives the play count and why you need to combine great music with engaging content and effective promotion to get heard.

As a musician it’s important to remember you are only successful if people listen to your music. It feels like an obvious point, but far too often musicians and managers get distracted by the promotion and forget that listening is the end goal.

For many, success is the press feature, the blog review or the local radio station play. But the true measure of success should only be, the impact these things have on the play count. How many more people listened to your music as a result of this press attention? If the play count doesn’t rise your music marketing isn’t working.

Spotify: the biggest radio station in the UK

In the UK, Spotify is where the largest number of people listen to music. Comparatively Spotify is actually the most listened to radio station in the UK, and has been since 2017. So how are you doing? If you see ‘under 1,000 plays’ next to your track, you have work to do.

Focus on the play count

It’s easy to see why the play count is overlooked. Everyone dreams of fame, but the sad reality for unsigned musicians is you rarely get fame building press attention. Nobody puts an unsigned artist on the front page of YouTube, or the advertising billboard or the front cover of Rolling Stone. Instead what you actually get is features on niche blogs, niche radio stations and offers to perform live in niche venues.

I recently worked with an artist that had 12,000 Facebook followers, a healthy amount for an independent artist. Facebook insights told me that her organic weekly reach was 1,247 people.

This means before even spending a penny on promoted posts or Facebook Ads she could be reaching over a thousand people on her own page every week. When I reviewed the last 15 posts on her Facebook artist page I found 80% were about live shows and a community radio station feature, and there was only one link to hear her music.

Ask yourself… If you could tell 1,247 fans someone every week for free, would you focus on the things everyone can do, IE listen to music on Spotify or the things few people will do (attend a gig, visit and read a blog, or listen to a niche community station). Getting this balance right is important.

Use social channels to make you bigger not smaller

I’m not saying live, radio or blog coverage isn’t important but it’s how you use these channels to make you feel bigger not smaller. As an unsigned artist, I can guarantee high quality live audio or video from a gig posted on Facebook will reach more people than the number that attended your physical show. You could also add Facebook Live streaming shows to your tour calendar, allowing all of your fans the chance to watch, wherever they are. Posting this content also provides you with an opportunity to share a link for fans to check out the studio recorded version on Spotify.

Use promotion as an excuse to share your music

Likewise why not share the good news about your radio play by including a link to hear the track on Spotify. Finally if a blog has given you a great review use their quote or endorsement to as an excuse to post with a link to Spotify.

Start promotion on the channels you can control

So before you spend money on the channels you can’t control, (radio, press and live) focus on the channels you do control (social media).  

Here is our simple three-step formula for success

Great Music: It always starts with the music. Writing, playing and recording. Check out aclamguitars.com, and their custom guitar pedalboards. The modular system allows you to expand or reduce the size of your pedalboard according to your needs. 

Engaging Content: Once you have the music taken care of, you need a simple solution to design and create content. Canva is your new best friend, it’s free and allows you to design social posts, social banners, gig posters and just about anything else you could possibly need. Video content drives higher engagement that static photos and there are a number of great tools that you can use to help create thumb stopping social content. Check out Reevio, Videoleap and Pixaloop.

Effective Promotion: Discover Squall, our new influencer marketing platform for musicians that gets music heard and social influencers paid. Or Major Labl our management and marketing services company. We focus on driving marketing effectiveness in the channels you can control leaving the ones you can’t control to radio pluggers and PR companies. 

Words: Mark Knight, Founder Right Chord Music.

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The Lost On Radio Podcast and Spotify Playlist champions unsigned bands & independent artists. We showcase incredible new artists that are being overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes.

Lost On Radio champions the best new, undiscovered and under appreciated music in our inbox. Curated by the Right Chord Music editorial team it’s a democracy, if we love it, we playlist it. No radio pluggers or PR agencies required. To get your music featured, visit our contact page.  Submit your music, or recommend your favourite new artists.

We’ve produced over 200 episodes of the Podcast and attracted listeners from 150 different countries. Lost On Radio is now also a growing Spotify playlist.  Listen back to all previous episodes of the Podcast by clicking on the Podcast menu above, or check out our radio player on the right column of the website You can also find the Podcast and Playlist on Spotify or via your favourite Podcast App.

Help us support unsigned bands & independent artists

Please support the artists by clicking the Spotify Follow link below. Let’s give these artists the largest possible audience and income. If you enjoy the music we share, befriend the artists on social media and add these tracks to your own Spotify playlists. NEW! We are now reinvesting a percentage of our sales on Major Labl to promote this playlist and the artists that feature on it. Find out more.

Why Spotify playlists are important for unsigned bands

As an unsigned band it is incredibly difficult to secure day time radio play-listing, because radio is dominated by major label artists. Hiring a radio plugger is expensive and for unsigned artists the cost frequently outweighs the returns. Faced with these challenges Spotify provides a powerful and credible alternative way for unsigned artists to build buzz and earn an income.

Although landing a place on an official Spotify playlist can have a dramatic impact on your income, competition is fierce. Therefore, getting your music on independent playlists like Lost On Radio can provide a vital stepping stone to build online buzz to get on Spotify’s radar.

Get your music on the Lost On Radio Podcast & Playlist

If you would like to be considered for our Spotify Playlist please use the form on our contact page, including a short biography and some links to your music.

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Right Chord Music are offering every reader a FREE copy of the Major Labl, Music Marketing Planning Cycle. Follow the links below to get your copy. About Major Labl

Major Labl is the management and marketing services division of Right Chord Music. Join Major Labl to get your FREE guide.

We have the same two objectives when working with any new artist:
  1. To get more people to hear your music
  2. To create a framework to make you financially sustainable from music
This approach has proven to be very successful.

Major Labl have helped self released duo The Daydream Club become financially sustainable via a focused Spotify strategy. The band have now amassed over 70,000,000 Spotify streams and regularly generate 1m stream per month. The Daydream Club currently out perform all of the major label, priority signed acts.

The Cycle

The Cycle forms the backbone of our training sessions and provides simple framework to help artists improve marketing effectiveness. As part of our continued efforts to support more artists, we are giving you the chance to download it for FREE

Pay As You Go Management

In order to share our insights with as many artists as possible we created a unique Pay As You Go Management service, offering new artists expert advice without the contractual or financial commitment.

Training Sessions

We also provide training sessions. Founder Mark Knight talks you through best practice marketing theory, and practical advice. The aim is to provide you with a practical guide to promote yourself and your music in a more effective way. You will receive a copy of the PDF presentation used in the session to takeaway and use.

What the artists say…

“A really informative chat with Mark looking into the future of the music industry, I’ve taken away a big list of ideas to help me promote our album, you don’t get better value than this. Thank you!” Lost Colours

“Mark’s experience and knowledge of marketing combined with his involvement in the music industry has proven to be invaluable. He constantly presents innovative ideas, taking into account current social and technological trends. We highly recommend working with him” The Daydream Club

“Mark was brilliant and had some excellent advice to offer and I really did get so much out of the call. Highly recommended for bands or artists who want to grow their reach on social media.” Natalie McCool

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The first ever RCM Hangout Festival took place over the weekend (27th – 29th September) 2013 It was one of the first online only music festivals we’re proud of what we achieved. A new type of festival for unsigned artists

No tickets, no mud, and no queues at the bar. This was the festival you could watch from the comfort of your own sofa. All performances were streamed exclusively live, right here on Right Chord Music.

Watch back festival performances

To watch back any of the performances, simply scroll down the page until you reach the artist you want, and click play on the YouTube video below their name.

Some highlights to watch out for… AHI, a voice that gives you goose bumps, the dreamy harmonies of The Daydream Club, the Geometrist covering Britney Spears, the sheer fun and energy of Lillian Todd Jones, the audio perfection of Blind Atlas, the raw energy of Ruinz Ason, the perfect start from Stylusboy, the banjo folk of Sam Williams and The Flock of Bats, the hushed and intimate tales of Madam, the string breaking power of Allman Brown, I could go on and on…we suggest you take your time and work your way through all of the performances below.

Unlike a traditional festival there were no ticket sales, the festival was free to attend, but we encouraged a voluntary donation of £3 to support the artists who took part.

Stylusboy

Stylusboy (the Steve Jones part!) has become an integral part of the RCM team, hosting all six previous editions of the RCM Hangout Sessions. Stylusboy is the creation of Coventry chap Steve Jones and Northern lass Rachel Grisedale. With arresting melodies and poignant lyrics Stylusboy bring their particular brand of warm lo-fi folk to life. In March 2013 Stylusboy signed to acoustic label Wild Sound and shortly after released the Lantern EP, ahead of their first full length album. BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson calls Stylusboy “A leading light among today’s new generation of DIY digital troubadours.” We couldn’t agree more. Tune in to hear Stylusboy open the RCM Hangout Festival on Friday night at 7.15pm.   

Read more about Stylusboy on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013. Stylusboy - YouTube

Towma

Towma are a piano-based alternative pop trio from London. They count Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and Everything Everything among their influences and have been compared to Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Steely Dan, and Supertramp.

The band has sold out Barfly, Camden and The Pheasantry, Chelsea and made regular appearances at The Old Queens Head, The Troubadour and The Notting Hill Arts Club. This summer they also performed at both Chagstock and Ardingly Arts Festival. Watch them play live at 7.35pm on Friday night.

RCM Hangout Festival - Towma take 2 - YouTube

Ruinz Ason

Ruinz Ason is multi-talented artist, musician and producer hailing from south London. Having founded a hero and a villain music with brother/producer J-Flames in 2008, they have collectively racked up thousands of downloads and album sales with their 5 releases including album Hoodstarz and Villains, which produced the popular single ‘calling’. In a review with rwd mag the album was described as a ‘classic’. A year later Champions Breakfast EP was released to iTunes spawning the popular singles closer, post man and too sexy for a funeral. The latest project to be released by Ruinz ‘This is Dubtrap’ is a style of music produced by j-flames, which is an innovative hybrid of Dubstep, trap music and dub. Ruinz has become renowned for his topical & conceptual songs, distinctive voice and energetic live performances, that has seen him support acts such as Ms Dynamite, Doneao, Nathan, and Keith Murray.  Tune in at 8pm to see Ruinz

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 Ruinz Ason - YouTube

Kim Logan

Kim Logan arose from the swamps and beaches of Sarasota, Florida, after a decade in the opera industry, to write songs and make records in Nashville. From the delta blues to the psychedelic ‘60s, from the golden years of classic country to the perfect rock & roll of mid-century Britain, Kim illustrates her roots through her original music. In the dark and mysterious gentleman’s club of rock & roll, Kim is the new queen. Tune in to watch Kim at 9pm on Friday night.

Read more about Kim Logan on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival - Kim Logan - YouTube

SATURDAY: The Secret House Party Show – featuring Barricades Rise and Wes Finch
Coming live from a secret venue somewhere in the Midlands, we’ll be kicking off Saturday night in style with a house party show featuring Wes Finch – Americana inspired pop rock using traditional/acoustic and electric instrumentation with sweet harmonies and lyrics with meaning and wit. Barricades Rise – With over 15 years together honing their musical partnership, Barricades Rise AKA Jonathan Coates and Michael McEntee have mastered the art of sounding like a 9-piece band encased in 2 acoustic guitars and vocals, taking the over-ripe Acoustic folk scene and turning it on it’s head. Tune in from 6.30pm on Saturday night

RCM Hangout Festival - Wes Finch / Barricades Rise - YouTube

Matt Selfe

Matt Selfe writes 21st century electronic pop. He writes, records, engineers and performs all his own music in his studio and is currently playing the UK with co-performer and producer Todd Lacey. He’s spent the last year mapping his sound, which has evolved beautifully since his 2012 EP ‘Hope’.  His new jam, ‘Do We Know How Lucky We Are’ is due out late this fall. Tune in at 7.20pm on Saturday 28th to watch his set.

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 - Matt Selfe - YouTube

Sam Williams And The Flock Of Bats

Cornwall based SWATFOB recently featured as a RCM First Signs Of Love artist, and we loved them so much we demanded they come and play at our festival.  With influences including Noah and the Whale, Bon Iver , Counting Crows and Tan Vampires their sound is perfectly suited to the RCM Hangout Festival.  SWATFOB will be knuckling down to record their second EP in the spring, with a vinyl release planned shortly after that. Tune in at 7.45pm on Saturday 28th to watch their set.

Read more about SWATFOB on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 Sam Williams And The Flock Of Bats - YouTube

Blind Atlas (acoustic set)

A rock n’ roll band in the best traditions, with guitars that gently weep one minute and howl the next. File under Neil Young, Calexico, Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead. Hailing from Denver and disparate points around the UK.  Blind Atlas came together in the bohemian suburbs of south Manchester, and have notched up headline slots at some of Manchester’s most iconic venues, as well as supporting the likes of Lucy Wainwright Roche, The Deadstring Brothers Blitzen Trapper, Buffalo Tom and The Bees.  Tune in at 8.10pm on Saturday night to watch what promises to be an exciting set.

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 - Blind Atlas - YouTube

Stefanie Haapala

Stefanie Haapala is a US-based artist who describes herself as… “A freckle face making music on a floral couch.” Previously featured on Episode 42 of the Lost On Radio podcast we are delighted to welcome her to the RCM Hangout Festival. Tune in at 8.35pm on Saturday 28th to watch her set.

Read more about Stefanie Haapala on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 Stefanie Haapala - YouTube

The Freewheel

Former RCM First Signs Of Love featured artist The Freewheel was founded by Laura Midgley and Clayton Devanny, a couple of music lovers (Yorkshire born and bred), singing about the world around them. The Freewheel create timeless sounding songs that often resonate deeply with the listener. In 2011, after gigging together for several years, they moved to West London where they are currently enjoying being inspired by city life and bouncing from its creative fringes. They recently recorded their debut EP ‘Something’s Got to Give’ in the hills of Hebdon Bridge in Yorkshire. Watch them perform live at 9.30pm on Saturday night.

Read more about The Freewheel on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2103 The Freewheel - YouTube

The Love Our Records Takeover

We’re excited to announce one of our favourite independent record labels ‘Love Our Records’ will be taking over the RCM Hangout Festival from 10pm on Saturday night with DJ sets from Kev La Kat, End Of Level Baddie and Dartz Get your friends over, the party starts at 10pm.

RCM Hangout Festival 213. Love Our Records Takeover - YouTube

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 - Love Our Records Takeover Pt 2 - YouTube

SUNDAY: Mark Nichols

Mark Nichols began his musical adventure in 2011 with the release of Guardian, his debut EP. He first came to our attention in May last year around the release of his second EP The Traveller when we featured him on the RCM blog as a First Signs Of Love artist. Mark has shared the stage with prestigious acts such as Newton Faulkner, Andy Mckee, and Feeder, and gained the support of BBC Introducing in Cornwall, Devon, Sheffield and London.  ” A promising writer..” – Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music) His chilled acoustic sounds are the perfect way to kick off our Sunday programme. Tune in at midday on Sunday.

Read more about Mark Nichols on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 - Mark Nichols - YouTube

Nadine Carina

Nadine Carina is a Swiss/Croatian singer songwriter currently based in Liverpool, UK. She plays acoustic guitar and likes to experiment, looping vintage toys, tiny percussions and electronic drum beats. As a former RCM artist of the week we couldn’t resist inviting her back to play live. Nadine has just released a new EP called Space Toys in collaboration with US artist Audra Kizina. The EP fuses Folk, Noise and Experimental-Electronica. Tune in at 12.30 on Sunday afternoon to see this innovative and creative artist perform.

Read more about Nadine Carina on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 Nadine Carina - YouTube

Humble He

Joe Morrell aka Humble He is surely one of the brightest and most interesting acoustic acts performing in the UK today. Our introduction to his music came through fellow RCM Hangout Festival act The Daydream Club. Once you’ve heard ‘Opt’ by Humble He you don’t forget his music. “His songs feature unusual chord progressions; he displays the impressive skill of maintaining complex strumming and picking patterns whilst singing equally complex melodies. With his husky voice – reminiscent of Damien Rice – and memorable melodies which float over moody minor chord progressions a la City and Colour he certainly isn’t ‘just another acoustic act’…” – The Monograph.  Tune in at 1.30pm on Sunday.

Read more about Humble He on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 Humble He - YouTube

Blake Robson – Solo Set (Black River Wild)

Black River Wild are a folk, rock n’ blues band delivering a stormy melting pot of foot-stomping floor fillers, plaintive ballads and captivating acoustica. It’s a whisky-soaked, twanging guitar, dusty display of heart-felt story telling of joy & sorrow. It’s an emotionally charged sound that should not be missed!!! We’re delighted to have a solo set from lead singer Blake Robson at 2pm on Sunday.

RCM Hangout Festival. 2013 Black River Wild (Blake Robson solo) - YouTube

Paul Mosley

Paul Mosley is a musical adventurer. After 5 years fronting cult alt-folk favourites Moses he now makes ‘solo’ albums with an ever-changing Garage Orchestra of guest musicians. His albums and theatre music have been favourably compared to Nina Simone, Tom Waits and The Muppets. His sixth album ‘A Chattering Of Birds’ features songs based around bird song and is his first to be released via the lovely Folkwit records. Q Magazine described his music as “A Honeyed voice & a garage orchestra of sometimes disturbing magic realist folk pop. Excellent.”  Paul recently featured on our First Signs Of Love feature and we’ve been enchanted ever since. Catch him live at 2.30pm on Sunday.

Read more about Paul Mosley on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 Paul Mosley - YouTube

Lillian Todd Jones

“Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable.” So goes the famous quote from the author Douglas Adams, one of 23 year old Lillian Todd-Jones’ hero’s and muses. It would seem that Lillian has taken that quote all too literally in her life, with a background as a fire walker, stilt walker and rope climber thanks to her childhood trade as an acrobat in her father’s travelling dance troupe. Now, it would appear her career as a singer songwriter is about to propel her into what most people would consider the unthinkable yet again. Her debut single Butter Soul was released among a swathe of critical excitement, including a FSOL feature on RCM.  Now we all look forward to hearing her live at the RCM Hangout Festival. Tune in at 3.30pm on Sunday.

Read more about Lillian Todd Jones on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 Lillian Todd Jones - YouTube

Geometrist

Former RCM Band Of The Week Geometrist came to fruition in the sweaty depths of a booze-soaked basement in Allston, MA. The self-proclaimed “weird” district of Boston served to be the perfect home for Geometrist to begin shaping their sound in late 2012. Though many of the band’s members – singer/ guitarist Jake Capistran, guitarist Mike Larsen, bassist Zack Renschler, and key-tickler Max Rogers – had played together at University in various capacities, Geometrist’s current form was cemented with the addition of Capistran’s life-long friend and drummer, Nick Brozek. Often categorized as indie or alternative rock, Geometrist’s folk influence is also undeniable in its appreciation for melody and storytelling.  Each song on the band’s debut Geometrist EP released April, 2013 – is the fully-fleshed version of a singer-songwriter style tune first strummed by Capistran in 2012. Catch them live at 4pm (UK time) on Sunday.

Read more about Geometrist on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 Geometrist - YouTube

Madam (Solo set)

MADAM are a 6 piece band fronted/produced and written by Sukie Smith who make widescreen , nocturnal songs propelled by imagination and captivating late night conversation.  Their debut album In Case Of Emergency was released to universal acclaim back in 2008. Since then the quality of their output has continued to be exceptional with follow up ‘Gone Before Morning’ becoming a firm RCM favourite. Right Chord Music was set up to support artists like Madam so we are hugely privileged to welcome them to our online stage.  Tune in at 4.30pm on Sunday.

Read more about Madam on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 Madam - YouTube

She Makes War

She Makes War is the solo project of Bristol based multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and digital polymath Laura Kidd, whose independent albums “Disarm” and “Little Battles” and newest release “The Butterflies Audiovisual EP” have gained her an ardent international following over the last three years.

Using the language of combat to show that love is a battlefield, She Makes War’s music is about collision – analogue with digital, war with peace and technology with the natural world. Driven by Kidd’s bewitching, pastoral vocals and layered guitars and supported by a plethora of additional instruments from ukulele to autoharp, melodica, piano, violin, harp, saxophone and three part recorder ensemble, She Makes War’s songs are punctuated by a patchwork of field recordings from her global travels as hired gun for the likes of Tricky, Viv Albertine, The Penelopes and The Young Punx. Tune in at 5.30pm on Sunday.

Read more about She Makes war on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 She Makes War - YouTube

AHI

Hailing from Brampton Canada, Indie Soul recording artist AHI (pronounced “I”) has always marched to the beat of his own drum and sung to the tune of his own melody. The youngest in a family of teachers, AHI was studying at Toronto’s York University when he found himself frustrated with the state of music. In response, he abandoned a degree in Political Science and Philosophy and began playing guitar and writing songs in pursuit of his own voice. He turned off the radio and the TV and spent the next few years patiently developing his trademark sound, Indie Soul: a raw, passionate and edgy style that pierces the soul. AHI’s heartfelt performance is often compared to the likes of Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Richie Havens, Otis Redding and even Sam Cooke, but don’t expect to hear your traditional blues, soul or R&B. Whether solo, accompanied by his wife Ahshatèn on the viola, or backed by a full band, there’s nothing quite like experiencing AHI live and witnessing his captivating voice first-hand. We’ve wanted him on the RCM Sessions for a while and delighted to have him performing at the RCM Hangout Festival Don’t miss this one!  Tune in at 6pm (UK time) on Sunday evening.

Read more about AHI on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 - AHI - YouTube

The Daydream Club

The Daydream Club are alt-folk, pop duo Adam Pickering and Paula Walker who met while studying at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. They have already enjoyed significant support from Dean Jackson (BBC Nottingham), Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music), Burberry (Featured in the 2012 eye wear campaign) and the Hypemachine’s biggest blogs.

‘Found’ offers a rootsy slant on folk-pop, chocked full of The Daydream Club’s trademark girl / boy harmonies, delivering both epic and intimate in equal measure. All tracks were written and produced by The Daydream Club. The EP was mastered by Pete Maher (U2 & The White Stripes).

The Daydream Club have recently run a successful fan funding campaign to raise money to promote this EP. As part of the campaign The Daydream Club offered their fans unique content and experiences including song-writing lessons, a cover version of their choice or even a personalised song. Tune in at 6.30pm on Sunday evening to hear them. 

Read more about The Daydream Club on RCM

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 The Daydream Club - YouTube

Allman Brown

Allman Brown is an artist who has played shows all over London, New York and Paris. He has worked with many talented people, most recently the lovely Lowell and Liz Lawrence. He is currently planning a release of an EP with Akira Records. He sprang to our attention back in April when he was featured as a First Signs Of Love artist for his stunningly beautiful duet ‘Sons & Daughters’ with Liz Lawrence. It remains one of our favourite tracks of the year. Tune at 7.30pm on Sunday hear him close the festival in style.

RCM Hangout Festival 2013 - Allman Brown - YouTube

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The Lost On Radio Podcast & Spotify Playlist champions incredible unsigned bands & independent artists overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes. Since we started in 2011 we have attracted listeners from over 150 different countries.

The Lost On Radio Podcast is curated by the Right Chord Music editorial team. It’s a democracy, if we love it, we playlist it. No radio pluggers or PR agencies required. To get your music on our playlist, visit our contact page and submit your music. We are now also accepting submissions via Squall.

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Lost On Radio New & Undiscovered Music Playlist

If you prefer Spotify playlists to Podcasts listen, follow and share our playlist here. We add six or seven new tracks to the start of the playlist each week.

Discover the artists on this week’s Lost On Radio Podcast & Spotify Playlist.
  1. Jay Marwaha – Sitting in the Park
  2. Stylusboy – Out Upon the Ocean
  3. Katey Brooks – All of Me
  4. Yawwn – Gotta Wanna Get Somethin’ Goin’
  5. Dyllan White – Get Bk @ That
  6. Anna Wolf – Silence #SilenceAnxiety
Why Spotify playlists are important for unsigned bands

Daytime radio is dominated by major label artists. Consequently as an unsigned band it is incredibly difficult to secure day time radio play-listing. Hiring a radio plugger is expensive and for unsigned artists the cost frequently outweighs the returns. Faced with these challenges Spotify provides a powerful and credible alternative way for unsigned artists to build buzz and earn an income.

Although landing a place on an official Spotify playlist can have a dramatic impact on your income, competition is fierce. Therefore, getting your music on independent playlists like Lost On Radio can provide a vital stepping stone to build online buzz to get on Spotify’s radar.

Supporting Lost On Radio

Visit our new merch store and grab yourself a Lost On Radio mug or a host of other goodies. Profits from every sale are reinvested to help promote the Lost On Radio Podcast and the artists that feature on it.

Producing and promoting a Podcast takes time effort and money. If you enjoy listening to the show and would be willing to make a small financial donation to support us, we would be hugely grateful.

Getting your music on Lost On Radio

The Lost On Radio Podcast is curated by the Right Chord Music editorial team. It’s a democracy, if we love it, we playlist it. No radio pluggers or PR agencies required. To get your music on our playlist, visit our contact page and submit your music. We are now also accepting submissions via Squall.

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After the success of our Facebook Live Music Festival we’ve launched monthly RCM Takeover Sessions. The best new unsigned artists play live to the world via the Right Chord Music Facebook page.

Last August we created the first ever Facebook Live music festival. The RCM Takeover Festival featured 22 unsigned artists from 5 countries, taking over our Facebook news feed to play LIVE across one incredible weekend.

At the start of this project, our aim was to create a live format that gave power back to unsigned artists. No dodgy promoters, or half empty rooms. We wanted to allow unsigned artists to play from their homes to a global audience. We achieved it.  Over the weekend, we reached over 30,000 people, with live performance spanning over 80,000 miles.

Fans tuned in Live, watched back and shared live sessions from artists including former RCM Artist of The Year Officer, Alicia Blue, The Copper Tones and Madam.

Now we run monthly live showcases. Watch back previous sessions from Anna Wolf, Natalie Shay, Bryony Dunn, Austel, Katy Hurt and more. Follow our Facebook page to find out about future planned shows.

How it works

To take part all you need is an Internet connection and a smartphone or tablet. We supply the admin rights to our Facebook page and a few tips about how to make your show really fly.

A promoter that actually promotes!

We put paid spend behind the show, this guarantees you reach more people than you would at a physical gig. In addition we promote the show and your music across the RCM blog and social pages. Right Chord Music was ranked within the Top 50 UK music websites, so we’re confident we can win you some new admirers.

Apply to play the RCM Takeover Sessions

To apply to play, visit the contact page on our website. We guarantee there will be no queues at the door! Play live from the comfort of your home to the world with Right Chord Music.

Read more about the RCM Takeover Festival.

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The Lost On Radio Podcast & Spotify Playlist champions incredible unsigned bands & independent artists overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes. Since we started in 2011 we have attracted listeners from over 150 different countries.

The Lost On Radio Podcast is curated by the Right Chord Music editorial team. It’s a democracy, if we love it, we playlist it. No radio pluggers or PR agencies required. To get your music on our playlist, visit our contact page and submit your music. We are now also accepting submissions via Squall.

Episode 264 Lost On Radio Podcast Listen back to previous episodes of the Lost On Radio Podcast

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Lost On Radio New & Undiscovered Music Playlist

If you prefer Spotify playlists to Podcasts listen, follow and share our playlist here. We add six or seven new tracks to the start of the playlist each week.

Discover the artists on this week’s Lost On Radio Podcast & Spotify Playlist.
  1. Anna Wolf – Silence #SilenceAnxiety
  2. Tribal Dance – You Can’t Swim
  3. Joe Dolman – Drag You Down
  4. Lost In Caravaggio – Hello Stranger
  5. Ric Mills – Fundati
  6. Bailey Tomkinson – 7 Minutes In Heaven
Spotify playlists are important for unsigned bands

Daytime radio is dominated by major label artists. Consequently as an unsigned band it is incredibly difficult to secure day time radio play-listing. Hiring a radio plugger is expensive and for unsigned artists the cost frequently outweighs the returns. Faced with these challenges Spotify provides a powerful and credible alternative way for unsigned artists to build buzz and earn an income.

Although landing a place on an official Spotify playlist can have a dramatic impact on your income, competition is fierce. Therefore, getting your music on independent playlists like Lost On Radio can provide a vital stepping stone to build online buzz to get on Spotify’s radar.

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Visit our new merch store and grab yourself a Lost On Radio mug or a host of other goodies. Profits from every sale are reinvested to help promote the Lost On Radio Podcast and the artists that feature on it.

Getting your music on Lost On Radio

The Lost On Radio Podcast is curated by the Right Chord Music editorial team. It’s a democracy, if we love it, we playlist it. No radio pluggers or PR agencies required. To get your music on our playlist, visit our contact page and submit your music. We are now also accepting submissions via Squall.

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After being credited with a Dublin math-rock revival and being named as one of the Top 50 Acts of 2018 by the Nialler9 blog, Tribal Dance release their explosive new single ‘You Can’t Swim.’

To say it’s been great 12 months for Tribal Dance would be an understatement. After initially forming just to perform at house parties, the experimental three-piece are turning heads with their abrasive and unconventional sound.

You Can’t Swim

Following the success of their sophomore release the intriguing titled ‘And Then All That Was Left Was A Physician and a Silhouette‘ Tribal Dance return with new single ‘You Can’t Swim’.

There is no doubt You Can’t Swim would be the soundtrack to an outstanding and probably fairly debortuous house-party, we look forward to receiving our invite. Combining high intensity rhythms and impassioned vocals, Tribal Dance sound like the harder, older brother of Antidotes era Foals. You’d want them as your friend.

Tribal Dance Live

Tribal Dance are building a reputation for their manic and unpredictable live shows. If you’re in the area buy or blag your way on to the guest list to seem them headline The Grand Social, Dublin on May 4th.

The You Can’t Swim Video

The lyrics and accompanying video for ‘You Can’t Swim’ explore the the contrast between unrealistic expectations and reality.

“We wanted to try and emulate the perfect one shot video that still had elements of human error to make it less perfect and more real…” says lyricist Adam Smyth, “What you get is this imperfect linear one shot take which highlights that the human aspect to making art sometimes aims to be ‘too perfect’ and can sometimes be unnatural or artificial”. He continues by adding “…we always think our recordings are the somewhat ‘ideal’ version our music, but when you see us live it’s a lot more raw”.

The video was directed by Cillian Byrne, shot by Conor Dockery, edited by Leo Clarke and produced by Sarah Collins.

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“Silence” is the second single from London based chanteuse Anna Wolf. The track delves into Miss Wolf’s own struggle with anxiety; which began in childhood when she witnessed domestic violence.

Back in November last year we featured Believer, the debut single from Anna Wolf on the RCM blog and Lost On Radio Podcast.  Believer was clearly a standout track and rightly found it’s way on to our Best 18 of 2018 short-list.  A few months ago we were lucky enough to hear a preview of her second single ‘Silence’, and we couldn’t wait to share it with the world.  This is important music, the kind you have to tell everyone about.

“There’s a Million Voices Screaming In My Head”

‘Silence’ details Anna’s own personal struggle with anxiety which began in childhood when she witnessed domestic violence. Recognising that she was not alone Anna decided to use this single to shine a light on this issue.

More than 1 in 10 people are likely to suffer ‘disabling anxiety disorder’ at some stage in their life. [Anxiety UK]

The promotional campaign for ‘Silence’ features images of her fans, her fellow ‘wolves’ bravely confessing their own anxieties. To see more of the campaign search #SilenceAnxiety on Instagram.

Anna Wolf Silence

Anna Wolf started writing “Silence” seven years ago. After rediscovering the unfinished demo, she took it into the studio and played to The Bears Production team. Within a few hours, the final version of “Silence” was born. During the writing process Miss Wolf jokingly suggested to fellow writer Dantae Johnson that she would rap the pre chorus, and everyone in the studio loved the idea so much, that the lyrical rap was kept in and features in the final mix.

Pete Boxta-Martin’s fresh production sound combined with Anna’s authentically driven story results in an honest and powerful anthem that any artist would be proud of.

Anna Wolf Live

Anna Wolf is a force to be reckoned with. With influences from Bjork, PJ Harvey to Johnny Cash and Twenty One Pilots and Christine & The Queens; she comes alive on stage, if you haven’t seen her, get yourself along to her next show.

Understanding Anxiety (Anxiety UK)

Anxiety can take many forms and is a normal, if unpleasant, part of life. It can affect us all in different ways and at different times. Whereas stress is something that will come and go as the external factor causing it (be it a work, relationship or money problems, etc.) comes and goes, anxiety is something that can persist whether or not the cause is clear to the sufferer.

Anxiety can make a person imagine that things in their life are worse than they really are, and prevent them from confronting their fears. Often they will think they are going mad, or that some psychological imbalance is at the heart of their woes. What is important is the recognition that anxiety is normal and exists due to a set of bodily functions that have existed in us from our cave-man days.

The Causes of Anxiety

Some people have a very identifiable cause for their anxiety; a traumatic incident, lots of stressors or have undergone a significant life event (moving house, getting divorced, having surgery). However, some people don’t have an identifiable cause for their anxiety and it causes them some distress. One way of thinking about your anxiety is to imagine your stress levels as being like a bucket of water. If we keep adding stressors to the bucket (even tiny ones like the school run or commuting to work), over time it fills up until one day it overflows.

This can be a good way of looking at anxiety as it explains why sometimes it can seem to come out of the blue with no significant trigger. However, what has happened is that the trigger was just a very small stressor that tipped us over the edge and allowed our bucket to overflow. What we need is a leaky bucket with lots of holes in to reduce your overall stress levels. Each one of these holes could be something positive that you do to manage your anxiety, such as yoga, exercise, reading, listening to music or spending time with friends or family.

Get Help With Anxiety

Visit the Anxiety UK website or call their Infoline: (+44) 03444 775 774

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