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Championing a local music Spotify playlist

Posted onPosted on 27th Apr
Championing a local music Spotify playlist

A Newark musician is urging people to listen to music from Nottinghamshire bands on a specially curated playlist he has put together on Spotify.

Scott Ballard said: “Local musicians have been hit hard in the current climate. They don’t have huge catalogues of material or large departments in record labels and publishers working to make them money. Most rely on live music income, which as we know has disappeared.

“I am in a new band, from Newark and Scunthorpe, called Bobcat Sound and right now we can’t perform, so we had no idea how to promote ourselves.

“After looking around I realised many other local artists were in the same boat and so I came up with the idea of collecting all the great music that’s made in our county and packaging it so the public can find great music that’s on their doorstep.

“This will be great for local bands as they will receive a boost in their stream income and great for the local community as they can simultaneously discover new great music and support grass-roots musicians too.

“So all you need is a Spotify account and you can listen to the playlist for free. All of the income from the streams goes straight to the bands, I have just curated and collected it.

“Please give the playlist a chance. Listen to local music, follow the playlist and also follow the artists you like on Spotify. Most of the music on the playlist is new and all is created by bands with someone who is from Nottinghamshire.

“Happy Listening – Don’t forget to follow the bands you like, I can’t stress that enough!”

To find the list of Nottinghamshire music click here.