Celebrating 5 Years of the UK Music Jobs Blog!

Posted on May 16th, 2013 by in UK Music Jobs News

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My, how time flies! Five (long) years ago this week, was the launch of the UK Music Jobs blog. Little did we know it would turn into over 500 posts of news, views, gossip and guidance. Here’s a quick recap of some highlights and direction for you to explore the wealth of information and entertainment we’ve been shovelling your way for half a decade…

Over the years, we’ve offered advice on selling your music online, tips on internet music promotion, and guidance on how to use social media in your job search. 2013 sees our latest series of tips for working musicians, The Inside Track, aimed to give you a head start at your chosen music career.

Speaking of choosing a career, we’ve been posting regular music industry career profiles, including job descriptions and the kind of skills and experienced needed to move up in the music business.

We’ve been keeping you up to date with important industry news, such as passing the 1 billion digital single downloads mark, IFPI’s Round up of 2012, or The Musicians Union Working Musician report.

Music is obviously an important part of our everyday lives here at UK Music Jobs, and during the last five years, we’ve created many Music Jobs playlists covering soul, rock, UK garage, christmas music and more. We have been celebrating the careers of UK music legends, from David Bowie to The Rolling Stones to Blur, as well as trumpeting our love of fresh young UK talent, from My Tiger My Timing to Kelli-Leigh to Bright Light Bright Light.

We even launched our own ‘Sounds of Summer’ Mixtape competition, selecting some of the fine music that our talented members are putting together (watch out for another mixtape competition soon!).

And so, with that short mega-post party over, it’s back to the grindstone. As we evolve over the next five years, do keep your feedback coming, and help us grow, learn, teach and share a part of the UK music industry and help in your music career and job search.

by Lee Jarvis.
Follow Lee on Twitter @leejarvis and get music jobs updates from @ukmusicjobs

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