5 tips for hiring music PR in 2019

7th February 2019

As an independent heavy metal or rock music artist, there will come a time when you think about reaching out to a publicist to help promote your upcoming music releases.

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Fireworks Magazine issue 85

20th December 2018

The new issue of Fireworks Magazine is out now featuring the story behind Lightning In A Bottle plus a comprehensive feature on Toby Jepson’s music career.

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Join Up Dots Podcast Interview With David Ralph

3rd August 2018

“How to help musicians get the music career they deserve!”
Rob was recently interviewed for the Steve Jobs inspired podcast ‘Join Up Dots’ (hosted by David Ralph) and discussed at length about the highs and lows of being a musician and stepping into the music business with Stampede Press, Lightning In A Bottle and his hopes for the future of music.

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Blog: Stampede 6 years on… the reset button

26th July 2018

“Take a deep breath, go outside, make the time for a walk in a calm location and listen to music that moves you (turn off the net).

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Blog: New music company launches help for bands

10th July 2018

Lightning In A Bottle Set To Put The Music Back At The Heart Of Being A Musician
Lightning In A Bottle is a new consultation agency co-founded by Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons/Little Angels) and Rob Town (Stampede Press/Panic Cell).

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Blog: You Can’t Be Everything To Everyone

21st March 2018

Recently I celebrated what I estimate to be 16,000 and 60 days of time spent on this planet, which sounds insane because I feel like it’s only been 8000!

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Blog: Overcoming fear of failure in the music industry

1st February 2018

“Why aren’t more people listening to my music?” “Why can’t we get on that tour?” “Why isn’t that magazine / radio station / webzine featuring us?” “Why is that band getting those opportunities and we aren’t?” “I’m a failure.”
Sound familiar?

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Blog: Sustaining mental health well-being in the music industry

16th May 2017

We’ve been seeing public awareness for mental health grow and in recent times more concern for musician’s well-being in this fast evolving music industry.

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Heavy Music Awards Voting Opens 22nd May

7th March 2017

Some of the most influential heavyweight names in the rock and metal music industry have been confirmed as judges for the new Heavy Music Awards (HMAs), including Stampede’s very own Simon Hall.

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Vlog: "Reflecting back on 2016 & looking forward to 2017"

1st January 2017

Rob Town and Simon Hall welcome in the New Year, reflecting on 2016’s highs and lows, and discuss some of their hopes for the rock/metal community in 2017 and beyond.

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Blog: "Team Rock: Why we should care"

21st December 2016

Before my ramblings begin, if you haven’t yet: please take a moment to check out the fundraising page set up by Ben Ward (Orange Goblin), the link and details are below:
“On Monday the 19th of December, 2016, 73 members of the Team Rock staff were told that the company is going into liquidation and that they are being made redundant with immediate effect with ZERO pay.

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Blog: "Ego Vs Alter Ego…Know The Difference"

28th November 2016

Musicians…we are a passionate, creative, proud breed who long to create wonderful pieces of music and strive to make it the best possible.

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