Demerara Records’ Neil Marchis releasing his first solo album in four and a half years. Three Short Stories follows a string of EPs and singles since 2014’s Urban Art Music. Look out for more news soon. The album will be available as a download-only pre-release exclusively at our Bandcamp page until it goes on full release in mid-May 2019.
Neil March‘s book The Independent Sector (2019) is now available in Paperback from Amazon. The book is an easy-to-read guide to all you need to know about operating within the independent music industry.
The book takes you through release & distribution; publishing; royalties; management; agents; live music; radio promo; music press; streaming & playlists; contracts; social media & lots more.
Demerara Records head and composer-artist Neil March‘s new book The Independent Music Sector (2019) is available for Kindle or as a PDF. A paperback version will be available from Amazon shortly. Find out how this book can help you plan and build your career and activities within independent music here.
The e-version retails at £8.98. The paperback version costs £10.
The book is aimed at a wide spectrum of people operating in or aspiring to operate in the independent music sector including artists and bands; labels; publishers; managers; agents; promoters; venues; internet and community radio; online media; bloggers and various others. The low price represents Neil’s ethos which is ardently opposed to exploiting others’ desire for success by charging extortionate amounts. Hopefully the book will prove useful to those who do decide to buy it. We will announce the publication of the paperback version as soon as it is available too.
We are very excited to announce that Vanishing Point will move from being every other month to the first Thursday of every month at the beautiful Ivy House in Nunhead from 4th April 2019.
Demerara Records head & composer Neil March explained: ‘It is still our intention to alternate between Vanishing Point and Vanishing Point Solo but the difference is that, from April, all the gigs will be at the Ivy House where the facilities are so good and our relationship with the venue is first class. In fairness our relationship with the Cafe of Good Hope is great too but there are practical reasons why it is not ideal for what we are trying to do, particularly as a long term project’.
The first gig in the new monthly series will be the one featuring Luvia, Yvonne Hercules and Environmental Sound Foundation. Details can be found here.
Demerara Records will be pursuing a new model for future releases on the label. From now on every release will have a Bandcamp Pre-Release Date. For the ensuing
two-month period it will be available exclusively as a download from our Bandcamp page.
After two months the Worldwide Digital Release Date will kick in and it will then be available to download or stream via all established digital platforms. If the Bandcamp sales are sufficient we will produce a CD version which will only be on sale at live events.