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We’re always on the look out for great new bands and artists. It’s free to join Alive if your application is accepted.

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Auditions - Have you got what it takes?

Alive are urgently looking recruit young 3-5 piece rock and pop cover bands who play contemporary and classic rock/pop hits. Bands must be self-contained with good quality PA, backline and stage lights. You must be available to travel nationwide.

Successful applicants will be fast tracked through our industry leading Artist Production and Development service, receiving an advance for recording studio time, photo-shoots, video production, digital marketing and promotional materials, as well as a dedicated Personal Agent and Development Manager.

Sunday 27th April 2014

The Joint rehearsal rooms
Date: TBC

Royal Northern College of Music

Artist Production and Development Services

Alive Recording Studio

If you want your recordings to sound as good as any professionally released album then you need to record at our in-house studio. Artists who record with us go on to become our best selling acts for a reason.

  • Discounts for members
  • SSL 4048G+ Desk
  • Pro Tools HDX2
  • Boutique Outboard
  • Talented engineers

Music Video Production

Alive Network employs a dedicated full time video producer/editor to make artist promo videos and to organise our team of freelance camera men filming gigs across the UK

  • Showreels
  • Concert Filming
  • Live in session
  • MTV style video production

Band Photo-Shoots

Our experience shows that a great profile photo is one of the biggest contributing factors to selling your band effectively on-line, which is why Alive Network offers regular free photo-shoots for member bands.

  • Free Photo-shoots for Alive Network Artists
  • Paid Photo-Shoots
  • Gig / Event Photography
  • Photo Editing

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News & Advice

How To Get More Gigs

Gigs – we can never get enough of them! So how do we get more? Louise Dodds from The Daiquiries has been gigging for about 8 years now and offers her advice in this article.

Top ten mistakes to avoid in a function band

Most people involved in regular function band gigging learn the top ten mistakes to avoid the hard way: through bitter experience. But it doesn't have to be like that! Take these tips to heart - they were drummed home by fifteen years of hard slog at weddings and corporate functions across England.

The Importance of a Good Band Image

The purpose of this article isn't to say 'get good photos' as that goes without saying. Instead - Louise Dodds from The Daiquiries wants to cover the steps which are necessary to take before you ever set foot in front of a camera - and that's to create a band worth photographing.

Jack of all trades, master of none. Build your career by becoming a master.

In this article, Peter Ackerly from the 1920's music and comedy act Toffs In Tails, discusses the merits of becoming a master of one niche style, dispelling the myth that mass market appeal is essential for a full diary.

Music Industry Spotlight: Custom Pedal Boards

Our new music industry spotlight blog series kicks off with a feature on bespoke guitar pedalboard maker 'Custom Pedalboards', based in North Wales. Proprietor Chris Ryan visited Alive HQ Recording Studios back in November 2013 to deliver a custom made GigRig G2 pedal board. Check out why you should consider one of his fantastic boards for yourselves.

How To Book A Band

Most people don't book bands every day. In fact most people don't book bands! Finding the right band for your event can be long winded and frustrating so let us make it easy for you. You can start by reading this blog post...

Getting Started as a Jazz Vocalist

Been thinking about becoming a jazz vocalist, but don't know where to start? Interested in doing ‘function’ gigs and signing up with an agency such as Alive Network? Here are some helpful tips and advice on how to get started.
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