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Artist News and Advice

A collection of news and advice articles aimed specifically at our artists.

How to Make Money from Live Music

It's been called one of the best paid weekend jobs a musician can have, and is now a source of lucrative careers. Is it time ... Read more...

Meet Alive Network At The BBC Amplify Event 6-8th Oct 2017

Alive Network will be among the industry experts at the BBC Amplify show at the ExCel Centre, London, from Friday 6th October... Read more...

Function Band Set List Ideas

Our handy function band set list guide lists all the most popular songs requested by our clients right now, from 60s classics... Read more...

In-House Recording Studios - The Silk Mill

We have not one but two amazing in-house recording studios here at Alive Network, both of which are primarily used by our art... Read more...

Video Production

We provide music video production from just £750, ideal for function bands, original artists & live musicians. Live Sessions,... Read more...

Band Photo Shoots & Live Music Photography

Our experience shows that a great profile photo is one of the biggest contributing factors to selling your band effectively o... Read more...

Contemporary Songs For Cover / Function Bands To Learn

Struggling to find contemporary party songs to learn in your cover / function band? Check out or list of modern repertoire id... Read more...

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 - We want to cover the steps ... Read more...

Alive Network Artist Awards 2015

This year Alive Network put on their first ever awards party for the artists on their development program. It was mainly to s... Read more...

Hot Shots Win At Wedding Industry Awards!

Colchester’s wedding band The Hot Shots are celebrating after picking up one of 23 titles awarded on Monday night at a ... Read more...

Custom Pedal Boards

Our new music industry spotlight blog series kicks off with a feature on bespoke guitar pedalboard maker 'Custom Pedalboards'... Read more...

Alive Network Is Recruiting Young DJ's!!!

Alive Network, the UK's premier live music and entertainment agency, who supply live entertainment to weddings, pri... Read more...

Alive Network Is Recruiting Wedding Harpists!!!

Alive Network, the UK's leading supplier of live music and entertainment to weddings, private parties and corporate events, a... Read more...

Party Band Starlight's First Alive Network Booking!

One of our recent additions to our rock and pop roster is 4 piece party band Starlight. In this latest blog post, band leader... Read more...

How To Find A Musician? | Best Places To Find Musicians In T...

Are you looking to start a new band or replace an AWOL band member from an existing band? We've come up with a list of places... Read more...

Alive Network Auditions - Have You Got What It Takes?

Alive Network, the UK's leading live music and entertainment agency, are holding auditions for new artists. Find out how you ... Read more...

DJ Stuart H Sounds Even Better With Hi-Fi Cables!

One of our top DJs for hire, Stuart H has written a cool blog about his recent experience with Hi-Fi cabling and connectors! ... Read more...

Music Video Production

Alive Network employs a dedicated full time video producer/editor to make artist promo videos and to organise our team of fre... Read more...

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 ... Read more...

Setting up and Running a Music Teaching Business

Upon completing a degree in popular music, Andy Gallagher from funk & soul band, Beat Collective, set up a private guitar tui... Read more...

Build Your Music 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... Read more...

Top 10 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 experi... Read more...

Band Photoshoots & Live Music Photography

Our experience shows that a great profile photo is one of the biggest contributing factors to selling your band effectively o... Read more...