Musicians and the Mental Health Crisis

Dublin’s Robert O’Connor is a singer/songwriter and occasional journalist, whose new single, ‘You Found Me’, is out now. Robert has written a guest post for us about musicians and mental health. His new single “You Found Me” is out now. You can find out more about Robert O’Connor and his music from his official website.

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Guest Writers Orfila Get To The Bottom Of What Exactly Is Country Music

The UK’s love affair with country music at this moment in time is apparent and, as a country artist myself, it is a very exciting time for both fans and musicians.

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‘I Have A Dream’ – Owen Paul Guest Writes For Essentially Pop

Best known for his 1986 number 3 hit, ‘My Favourite Waste Of Time’, which he co-wrote, Scottish singer Owen Paul released ‘The One’, in January 2014, his first official single in the UK since 1987, and followed it with his album, ‘About Time II’ in the autumn that year. He continues to perform extensively, both as a solo artist and with his full band Live 80s show, and as lead vocalist for XSM (Ex Simple Mind). He played all three Rewind Festivals last year as part of the British Electric Foundation.
Owen’s latest single, ‘Amazing’, released in November 2017 is a remix by Stonebridge, and spent three weeks in the Music Week Club Charts.
Owen is our guest writer today.

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The Evolution Of The Female Artist/Feminism In Music

Nathassia Devine describes herself as a conscious electronic music artist, prophetic songwriter, and apprentice goddess, who is blessed with lovely fans all over the world. In an exclusive for Essentially Pop, she writes about the evolution of the female artist, as well as feminism in music.

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TOP 4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPOTIFY

Guest writer Maddy McClennan gives us the top 4 things we need to know about Spotify.

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Top Tips For Bands Starting Out On Social Media

Our friends at Quite Great PR have come up with some more innovative and very helpful advice – not just for those starting out in the music industry, but also those artists who’ve been established for a long while, as well as anyone else with a product they need to promote.

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Quite Great Tips For New Bands Hoping To Make It In The Industry

Our friends at Quite Great Communications are back, this time with some quite great tips for new bands hoping to expand their presence and make it in the music industry. Just like their previous guest post about Social Media, their tips are definitely worth taking on board.

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Born In The Ambiguous Way – Callum Morgan, Morganway

Callum Morgan, from Norfolk band Morganway, writes about ambiguity in music. Morganway’s latest EP, ‘Hurricane’, is available now.

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Quite Great Tips for Musicians: – 5 MISTAKES your band is making on SOCIAL MEDIA

Our friends at Quite Great Communications have come up with this, well, Quite Great, list of tips for musicians! If you’re an up and coming musician, or even if you’ve been in the business for a while now, there’s sure to be something worth checking out in these!

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Anna Pancaldi – In Her Own Words

Anna Pacaldi is a singer-songwriter from London, whose new EP, ‘Sweet Charity’ (named for her sister), is set for release on March 20, with a London launch at The Victoria in Dalston, followed by a UK tour.

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The Summer Set at The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 18 May 2016

Following the release of their fourth album, ‘Stories For Monday’, the American pop rock band, The Summer Set were at The Rescue Rooms on Wednesday as part of their UK tour. Guest writer Jane Sweeney writes about the show.

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Last OTRA Tour Concert – One Direction

*originally posted here, copied with permission from the author I’ll admit it, I cried. So, Saturday was One Direction’s last OTRA Tour concert before…

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‘Bad Blood’ – Taylor Swift

Anna Nilsson reviews ‘Bad Blood’, by Taylor Swift. We reproduce her article from her website.

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Rae Morris/Rhodes/Mallory Knox

Steve Holley is our guest writer this week. Steve’s a music lover who attends a lot of gigs in and around London. His son Max is a singer/songwriter.

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Use Your Voice: Audrey Karrasch Speaks In Our First Guest Editorial

We interviewed Audrey Karrasch recently, and what she said touched us deeply.

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