The New Music Hub

New music hub
(Image credit: Brad Merret)

On October 7, I posted the following video on my Facebook page. I was being daft and didn’t expect much of a reaction.

Instead, people took it quite seriously. My Facebook friends are people in bands, people who manage bands, who promote gigs, who run labels. They want young bands to succeed and right now they’re frustrated.

They’re frustrated by the media’s refusal to cover their bands. By the public’s unwillingness to come to gigs. By how difficult everything seems in an industry changing rapidly.

So this is an attempt to give them – and you – a platform. Somewhere to share wisdom, sound off about issues affecting you, and discover new music.

I don’t know if it’ll work – I’d value your suggestions – meanwhile, it’s a start.

Below are two sections: one is for opinions and the other to showcase new music. Please contribute to both.

The New Music Blog

New Music: Discovery

Scott Rowley
Content Director, Music

Scott is the Content Director of Music at Future plc, responsible for the editorial strategy of online and print brands like Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, Guitarist, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Total Guitar etc. He was Editor in Chief of Classic Rock magazine for 10 years and Editor of Total Guitar for 4 years and has contributed to The Big Issue, Esquire and more. Scott wrote chapters for two of legendary sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson's books (For The Love Of Vinyl, 2009, and Gathering Storm, 2015). He regularly appears on Classic Rock’s podcast, The 20 Million Club, and was the writer/researcher on 2017’s Mick Ronson documentary Beside Bowie