How the Unsigned Guide can benefit your music career

Picture the scene. 2003 - the year before MySpace launched and the subsequent boom in social networking pervaded. The dawn of the popularity of Google. A time before music streaming, Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music. An era when the music industry landscape was entirely different, with very few platforms available to help emerging musicians.

Created over 15 years ago, The Unsigned Guide music industry directory was conceived with the premise of taking the legwork out of navigating the winding, often dimly light, roads of the music industry. Over the years our comprehensive directory has developed to reflect the changes in the music business terrain, and to present to musicians, in a practical one-stop online resource, the wealth of avenues and opportunities out there for promoting and selling your music.

The days of needing an established management or record deal to be able to make a career from your music are becoming a distant memory, and now, more than ever, the music industry is an open playing field for breakthrough artists.

Whether you seek to make contact with music professionals such as managers, agents, label A&R and producers, or you wish to take a more DIY approach to booking gigs, releasing music and reaching fans, our UK music industry directory has everything covered, making it essential to any aspiring band or artist.

8,500 UK music industry contacts at your disposal…

Boasting more than 8,500 UK music industry contacts, our online directory has everything covered from gig promoters, venue & festival bookers, artist managers and record label A&R contacts to music publishers, press & PR companies and booking agents.

If you are actively releasing and promoting your own music, you will also find details for digital distributors, radio stations that play emerging music, new music blogs and regional music press contacts. Take care of all the creative elements with graphic and web designers, merchandise companies, music photographers and video production contacts.

If you’re working on new material, our lists of music producers, recording studios, rehearsal rooms, mastering and duplication companies are bound to help you find the right service for you. Take a look at all the sections our directory covers here.

More than just lists of names & numbers, we get in touch with all the contacts listed in The Unsigned Guide to ask what genres they specialise in, how they prefer to receive demos, who they’ve previously worked with & the like, so each listing in the directory has an accompanying paragraph of detailed information to help you define how they can be of service to you.

We’re over the moon to have helped thousands of band and artists along their journey. Here’s what some of them have to say about our service.

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