PREMIERE OF MY NEW RADIO SHOW FEVER!

By July 22, 2014 Life, Music, Orsi recommends, Radio

My friends!

It’s been over a year, but I am SO excited to announce that I have a new radio show called FEVER!

The first episode aired on this past Friday and you will be able to catch it LIVE every 4th Friday from now on between 14:00-16:00 GMT.

Next show will air on the 15th of August and you can stream it live on the Fever Listen Live page and listen back to all episodes on the Catch Up page.

You can have a listen to the first episode below, feel free to share, like and comment!

I have to say that the response so far has been overwhelming and I appreciate your support so much so THANK YOU!

MA Project – THE MUSIC INDUSTRY COOKBOOK

By July 16, 2014 Life, MA Music Industries

I am so excited and happy to finally be able to share my final MA project with you all:

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY COOKBOOK

It took me over a year to create it and I have been sitting on pins & needles waiting to hear back on the mark on it.

Super proud that I managed to score 75% in total for it  and I can’t thank the contributors enough for what they helped me achieve! It wouldn’t have been possible without them that’s for sure!

So what is The Music Industry Cookbook all about?

To put it simply, The Music Industry Cookbook (The Mic) is a tool kit for small music businesses to develop their online activity.

The project as a whole isn’t absolute in its existence and the long-term goal is to have the MIC as an evolving piece of work, with content being changed and added over time, in line with how the music industry and it’s circumstances are changing.

As some of you will notice (and as some people have already highlighted), there are interesting aspects from the music industry that are currently missing in the MIC tool kit – these include the use of streaming services such as Spotify, video streaming sites such as Youtube, various app usage and so on.

I wasn’t able to include these areas in the first edition of the tool kit due to lack of time, manpower and knowledge.

I pointed this out in my critical evaluation, but that was mainly for academic purposes so it’s not really featured on the MIC site –  that is why I am mentioning it again.

However, I do believe that they are all very important areas that I would love to include and expand on in the future!

So if you would like to contribute in any way, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH! It is an ongoing process and I am (for the time being anyway) a one man band, so I would love to hear from you.

Congrats, you’re not a loser!

By July 16, 2014 Life, MA Music Industries

As many of you might know, I have been spending the last three years of my life trying to complete a Masters Degree in Music Industries.

I was incredibly scared and nervous going into this final project for my MA because I know that things can change relatively quickly in the industry.

There’s A LOT of people (in and outside the industry) that have opinions about the things that are happening and many are very vocal about them.

So my biggest worry was to get shot down and penalised by those people, especially people within the industry that I might look up to.

I didn’t want to share my project with the world until I heard back from the examination board because I was terrified that I might get a bad mark and be the laughing stock of my peers…

It got to the point where I was having nightmares about the email that would appear in my inbox, telling me how I had performed. And more or less two months after my deadline, it finally appeared…

Totally on edge, sweating like a maniac, I opened it and followed the links to the results, to then see this…

MA project mark

I screamed and cried at the same time out of happiness and relief!

For somebody who has felt like a damn loser most of her life, this really is one of the most important moments of my life because for the first time I genuinely felt (and feel) like I’m very much the opposite and I am so proud and happy of my achievements!

I’ve been working hard on my attitude and the way I view myself the last 2-3 years, and it was one of my goals going into this MA to improve my confidence and the way I view myself within certain situations in life.

After having one of the worst years of my life in 2013, I am so happy to see that 2014 is so gar going in the right direction.

Jazzman Radio on NTS – 040714

By July 14, 2014 Music, Orsi recommends, Radio

Jazzman Records on NTS with Jazzman Gerald and Liam Large

In case you missed the other week, you can now listen back to our 4th of July special on NTS radio.

Joined by special guest Liam Large who runs our Jukebox Jam label, we play two hours of American music ONLY covering over five decades of amazing releases.

Have a listen below!

Date Night Selfie

By July 14, 2014 Life

Orsii Date Night Selfie

On Friday I was taken out on a date which was very exciting for many reason!

We went to a recently discovered Freemason Temple in a forgotten part of Liverpool Street Station where we listened to a Duke Ellington tribute – super lush and lovely experience.

I love doing random little things like that – I had such a great night and weekend all together :)