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Hosted by singer/songwriter Marcio Novelli (Toronto, Canada) and web designer Ross Barber-Smith (Glasgow, Scotland), Bridge the Atlantic is a humorous and insightful exploration of the creative industries, directly from those who are working within it. With a varied range of guests including musicians, filmmakers, actors, artists and other creative professionals, Bridge the Atlantic is an entertaining mix of funny “WTF” moments, career defining experiences and industry advice.

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    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

Hosted by singer/songwriter Marcio Novelli (Toronto, Canada) and web designer Ross Barber-Smith (Glasgow, Scotland), Bridge the Atlantic is a humorous and insightful exploration of the creative industries, directly from those who are working within it. With a varied range of guests including musicians, filmmakers, actors, artists and other creative professionals, Bridge the Atlantic is an entertaining mix of funny “WTF” moments, career defining experiences and industry advice.

    B-SIDES: Livestreaming 101 - Connecting with Your Audience Online

    B-SIDES: Livestreaming 101 - Connecting with Your Audience Online

    In recent years, live streaming has grown in popularity as it allows artists to perform and connect with a worldwide audience. And with the current pandemic enforcing social distancing and quarantines all over the world, it's one of the few ways artists can currently perform for an audience.


    In this episode we talk about the benefits of live streaming, how to get started, promote, and monetize your streams.


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    • 9 min
    B-SIDES: Album Artwork: Does It Matter in the Streaming Age?

    B-SIDES: Album Artwork: Does It Matter in the Streaming Age?

    In this episode we're talking about album artwork, and whether it matters in the streaming age. We cover how album artwork plays a role when it comes to streaming; the resurgence of vinyl and the impact this has on the album artwork; and how to approach album artwork to cover all bases.


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    • 9 min
    B-SIDES: PLEDGE MUSIC FALLOUT... WHAT NOW? | How to Regain the Trust of Your Fans After a Scandal

    B-SIDES: PLEDGE MUSIC FALLOUT... WHAT NOW? | How to Regain the Trust of Your Fans After a Scandal

    In this B-SIDES episode we're talking about the fallout from the downfall of Pledge Music, and what musicians can do next. Our discussion includes:


    - How this has affected artists
    - How this has affected fans who have contributed to campaigns
    - Ways that artists can help to rebuild trust with their audience
    - Other crowdfunding options for the future


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    • 10 min
    B-SIDES: Coronavirus: A Musician's Guide to Succeeding in the New Music Industry

    B-SIDES: Coronavirus: A Musician's Guide to Succeeding in the New Music Industry

    It's hard to escape the fact that we're currently living in a pandemic. And we know that many musicians are unsure of what to do in these times. In this episode we discuss:


    - How the coronavirus pandemic has affected musicians and everyone else who works in the music industry
    - What musicians can do to stay productive
    - Why self care is so important
    - The role livestreaming can play in staying engaged with your audience
    - The importance of entertainment at a time like this


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    • 10 min
    B-SIDES: Burnout in the Music Industry | Self-Care for Musicians During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19)

    B-SIDES: Burnout in the Music Industry | Self-Care for Musicians During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19)

    We’re back, baby! In this B-Sides episode, we talk about why we took a break, what burnout is, and how to avoid it, particularly when it comes to working in the music industry.


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    • 11 min
    B-SIDES: Should You Quit Your Day Job?

    B-SIDES: Should You Quit Your Day Job?

    In this B-SIDES episode, we talk about balancing your passion with a paycheque and when it might be time to quit your day job. We look at the pros and cons, and also how to decide when it’s time to take the leap into music full time.
     
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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Rowenka12 ,

Thought-provoking and fun

I really enjoyed the podcast with Amy Zarah and the discussion that ensued about photoshopping pictures of women and to what extent this should be accepted with regard to how women are portrayed as they age. Very interesting point of discussion. Also enjoyed the insider view of Nick Thomas’s experience gigging for the first time abroad.

Nixsight ,

An engaging insight into a world I don't know.

It's a sign of a good podcast if it engages and interests you despite you not being familiar with the world it occupies.

Marcio and Ross are incredibly engaging and amiable hosts - and both have really soothing accents, actually, which helps - and their musical guests respond to it with really nice energy.

ALSO, the mini guitar sting/theme thingie at the beginning just really uplifts me.

If anything was going to lose stars on this review, it'd be the sound quality on the interviews themselves, which is really variable. But I've tried recording podcasts over Skype myself, and HATE it, so I can't penalise them for that.

ex-jedi ,

Great

It's a good listen. Great Job.

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