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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 11:59 UK time, Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Tonight on my show at 9pm, BBC Radio 1, it's a Music Surgery Special.

We'll be looking at ways of working in one of the most exciting industries in the world; the music industry. Whether you've thought about it lots, are currently involved in it somehow, or never really thought about it as a viable career option, the hour of information, debate, and encouragement tonight will be interesting.

Nihal is with us, who has worked not only as a Radio 1 presenter but as a club dj, a band member, a press agent and still is a club promoter.

Frank Turner is known for his excellent music and successful tours, but he'd done it himself the hard way by gigging the DIY way.

And Hannah Overton, A&R Manager from XL Records, will be on air, too. Her label has signed everyone from Dizzee Rascal to Friendly Fires, The White Stripes to Jack Penate.

If you want to know about how to, and what it means to put on gigs, tour manage, sell merchandise, get signed, start a label, start a clubnight, get a following, distribute online; ANYTHING, in fact, to do with the huge world of the music industry, do tune in. You can text the show live on 81199, or leave comments below if you have any questions you'd like answered.

And don't forget there's heaps more tips and pointers from the experts who are already working in the music industry in the advice section of the BBC Introducing site.



  • Comment number 1.

    The ticket sales market for unsigned bands is not good. Why is this? What can bands do to make their financial success as good as their musical success?

  • Comment number 2.

    not really a question but more a comment about this topic.

    i put frank on in brighton a few times when he was just starting out and at the time he was literally gigging everyday for 2 years. i think that just goes to show that getting out there and putting in the effort is what really helps. you need to build a loyal fan base and things grow from there.

    also if you dont get given a chance by someone else - you need to make that chance happen - i have just self released my debut album and its going rather well...

    cat x


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