Sunday, 25 April 2010

Free Music

The Winning Sperm Party is a delightfully named website that releases music by independent artists in Scotland, both in free download format and paid-for physical manifestation format. Have a look.

I came across it as part of blog research. The reasons for said research are twofold and follow, now.

1) I am trying to get an online magazine project off the ground at work, which will take the form of a blog. Sites I found when looking for ways to engage young persons with this included Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber, and the prolific campaign to stop Zac Efron self tanning. I probably won't be using them as examples.

2) I am doing a course with CTJT so that I can sit NCTJ exams. Part of the course blurb was about having a professional writing blog with a target audience and an angle. Daddy Long Legs is not such a site, it's more of a scrapbook of things that catch my interest. So I was having a think about what my niche could be, and I wondered about local music. Turns out there are about 8 million Edinburgh music blogs, some of which are very good and are now linked to at the side of the page.

I know what I'm going to do instead, and will post about it when it's up and running.

In the meantime, what do you think of The Edinburgh Reporter, the news site I contribute to? The editor would like some constructive feedback!

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