Every week a group of lucky people known as moderators (of which Demerara Records Composer and Recording Artist Neil March is one) get to listen to every new track submitted to the BBC 6 Music Introducing Dropbox (which is sometimes as many as 220 tracks) by aspiring and emerging bands and artists.
Between them the moderators select 25 tracks which are put up for the public vote on the Listening Post at Fresh on the Net, the amazing website curated by music and broadcasting legend Tom Robinson. Tom presents the BBC 6 Music Mixtape Show as well as his evening shows at the weekend. And he regularly plays his favourite tracks from the Listening Post on his shows.
At the moment the turnout of voters at the Listening Post isn’t bad but it could be better if more music enthusiasts took the time to check out the new tracks each weekend and cast their votes (with the option to add comments). It’s a great opportunity to be part of a cool community of true fans indicating which of the week’s new tracks they think deserve to make the top ten favourites.
The Listening Post opens around lunchtime every Friday and closes early on Sunday evening. The ten favourites are then reviewed by one of the moderators with links to their web and social media pages and a link to listen to each track on Soundcloud. Neil has already been the reviewer twice so far in 2018.
Come and join in and have your say on the cutting edge of new music across a wide spectrum of genres.
To vote at this weekend’s Listening Post click here.