Resources

At OOiZiT.com we know how hard it can be to get all of the information you need to make it in the music business, so we’ve created the all new “Resources” section. Here we cover some of the most common questions asked when trying to forge a career in music. You’ll find everything from advice on how to make your demo tape through to insider knowledge on working your way up the UK Charts. We’re continually updating this area so keep checking back for more information, help and advice.

How to Get Signed

Getting spotted or more specifically signed has never been easier for music artists, bands and singers. The good news is that the music industry is in a state of flux at the moment which leaves the doors wide open for anyone wanting to carve a career in music entertainment. more…

What is an A&R Rep and What Do They Do?

An A&R representative is an individual and/or a division of a record label which is responsible for the discovery of new music artists - Aptly named “Artist and Repertoire” (A&R). Typically they will spend hours trawling through demo tapes, going to live gigs, open mic nights and online profiles, to find the next big act. more…

How Can I Get More Gigs

OK so you’ve been locked in the rehearsal studio perfecting your tracks and you’re ready to perform to an actual audience – But how do you get a gig? more…

So, You Want to Put on Your Own Gig?

So you’re looking to put on your own gig for your band, or you want to promote new music in your area, or you simply want to earn some extra cash promoting your own night – Here’s the OOiZiT guide to running your own gig. more…

How Do the Charts Work?

The Official Charts were formed back in 1952 and was published by New Music Express (NME). Percy Dickins (Joint founder of NME) compile the chart by literally speaking with a range of record stores. Contrary to popular belief, anyone can register a sound recording - find out how to more…

What Exactly Does “The Music Business” Mean?

OK, take a minute to think of a world without music, a place with no chords no singing and no instruments . . . exactly . . . you can’t! Music is a fundamental part of our lives and is something that is an essential more…