Edition 47: 31st July 2020: A blog by Neil March
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PART ONE: THE MONTH IN BRIEF
July 2020 has been an interesting month. Edition 6 of Trust The Doc TV seems to have been universally rated the best so far. I was fortunate to have so much great content to base the show around. Edition 5 had also seen the Trust The Doc TV YouTube channel pass 100 subscriptions which meant being able to have a proper URL, making it easier to find. Hopefully people will keep subscribing. It’s free after all.
New music continued to pour into my different in-boxes. Another 800 tracks to Fresh on the Net. That platform is now closed for the summer and we will reopen on 7th September. Tracks also continued to come into my Trust The Doc in-box from artists, pluggers, PR folks, labels, agents and managers. It is great to have so much cool new music coming at me although it does present a dilemma because I only have limited airtime to accommodate people within. So I am trying to play as many as I can but also having to turn a few down which I don’t like doing but there has to be an element of quality control.
TRUST THE DOC RADIO SHOW
The Trust The Doc Radio Show continues to grow its audience. It goes out at 5PM (UK/BST) every Saturday on Exile FM. I always play a mix of new and emerging artists, current tracks by more established artists and a few older tracks linked to specific features. It has also become a popular gathering point for a large chunk of the independent music community. There are messages and shout-outs throughout the show, a Track of the Week poll, other weekly features and plenty of banter. The fact that I am being approached by more and bigger pluggers, PR companies, labels and agents looking for airplay for their artists is a good sign. Hopefully the show’s reputation will continue to spread. The official listening figures certainly say that is exactly what is happening. It is a joy to present the show and interact with so many lovely fans and purveyors of cool new music. If you miss the live shows you always have 7 days to catch them here.
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