Unit­ing mu­sos

Central Leader - - News -

A new record com­pany is looking to help lo­cal mu­si­cians step up to the next level.

Rather than sup­port­ing bands fi­nan­cially with large loans, Bright Yel­low Bee­tle Records aims to help mu­si­cians im­prove their in­dus­try net­works, sup­port each other where pos­si­ble and gen­er­ate al­ter­na­tive sources of in­come.

Fundrais­ing gigs, spon­sor­ship and ap­ply­ing for dif­fer­ent artis­tic grants are other ways mu­si­cians can sup­port them­selves.

Bright Yel­low Bea­tle Records co-founder Tabitha Frazer says the new ap­proach fits well with the in­ter­net age, with more mu­si­cians pro­mot­ing and sell­ing their mu­sic on­line.

She says un­der the scheme, mu­si­cians get to keep most of their own prof­its.

To find out more peo­ple can head along to Bright Yel­low Bea­tle Records’ launch party and in­for­ma­tion evening at the Kings Arms Tav­ern on May 26.

Doors open at 6pm, with eight in­de­pen­dent bands play­ing from 7pm un­til mid­night. Tick­ets are $10 at the door.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.bybr.co.nz or email brightyel­low­bee­tle records@gmail.com.

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