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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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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.

    Digital Detox: A Guide to Unplugging & Social Media Breaks | B-Sides

    Digital Detox: A Guide to Unplugging & Social Media Breaks | B-Sides

    In this episode we talk about the importance of taking a break from social media and doing a digital detox, as a musician. A few of the topics we discuss include:


    - The pros and cons of social media
    - Examples of reasons you might take a break from social media
    - How to keep social media manageable
    - Avoiding outrage culture


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    Are Singles the New Album? | B-Sides

    Are Singles the New Album? | B-Sides

    In this episode, we ask the question - what matters more in today's music industry: quality or quantity? A few of the things we discuss include:


    - The strategy of releasing singles rather than albums (especially when it comes to the Spotify algorithms)
    - Whether focusing on quantity means that the quality suffers
    - The benefits of releasing cover songs


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    Livestreaming 101: Connecting with Your Audience Online | B-Sides

    Livestreaming 101: Connecting with Your Audience Online | B-Sides

    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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    Album Artwork: Does It Still Matter? | B-Sides

    Album Artwork: Does It Still Matter? | B-Sides

    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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    How to Regain the Trust of Your Fans After a Scandal | B-Sides

    How to Regain the Trust of Your Fans After a Scandal | B-Sides

    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
    Coronavirus: A Guide to Succeeding in the New Music Industry | B-Sides

    Coronavirus: A Guide to Succeeding in the New Music Industry | B-Sides

    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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Customer Reviews

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85 Ratings

85 Ratings

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Great show

The interviews are epic. Great show. Looking forward to next episode.

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Not that bad?

im talking to a buddy from grantham in the UK and he tells me about this podcast. He says its not that bad. So I listen to it and I am now convinced that Not that bad in what my friend would call Proper English means It is absolutely Amazing and if you are not listening to it well you are just a bloody idiot. All in all this is a fantastic show.

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The Best Postcast for Creatives

Great advice and entertaining banter for anyone in the creative industries. Whether you're a musician, filmmmaker, youtuber, or someone on the business side, BTA should be a must-listen. Funny, light-hearted, and always entertaining.

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