News & Blog

Harnessing the power of feedback

22nd October 2020 by Rob Town
As someone that's creative and whose life involves time spent in music business (whether you're […]

How to get your band playing in front of a booking agent

12th October 2020 by Josh Rowley
So you’ve played the local circuit. Perhaps you have previously booked your own DIY tour […]

The ins and outs of running a venue

5th October 2020 by István Balinth
Hello, I'm Ade Dovey and I have worked in the Venue and Live Music Industry […]

Finding Management Contacts - A Guide

22nd September 2020 by Sarah Pike
At some point in your music career, you may find that self-managing isn’t an effective […]

Royal Blood scholarship awarded!

14th September 2020 by István Balinth
It was incredibly hard to pick out just one recipient for the Royal Blood scholarship. […]

Publishing Deals Explained

2nd September 2020 by Sarah Pike
If you’re writing unique music or songs, at some point in your music career you […]

Book Your First Gig

26th August 2020 by Sarah Pike
With the world currently suspended in a new normal, you might be a little confused […]

Why Your Band Can’t Find A Manager

19th August 2020 by Lulu Davis
The topic of management comes with a lot of implications and considerations, and there are […]

WaterBear August Round Up

14th August 2020 by István Balinth
Welcome to our August Round Up of all the latest news from WaterBear HQ. Our […]

Music and Mental Health – How to get back on track

5th August 2020 by Bruce Dickinson
How I recovered from two decades of anxiety and depression. A musician’s guide to better […]

How to write a song

29th July 2020 by Bruce Dickinson
In 1961 when John Lennon was asked where the band name came from he famously […]

Royal Blood Scholarship

27th July 2020 by Laurance Bridge
We’re so excited to announce our brand-new Scholarship with Royal Blood, which will cover all […]

Future-Proof Your Music Career

25th July 2020 by Lulu Davis
What does ‘future-proofing your career’ mean? Whether you’re an artist trying to make a career […]

Rabea joins WaterBear!

20th July 2020 by Laurance Bridge
We’re super stoked to welcome Rabea to the WaterBear team. Not only is he an […]

How to create the ultimate band logo

15th July 2020 by Tom Heron
What makes a great band logo is a topic that's been thrown around in many […]

Spotify Royalties Explained

1st July 2020 by Sarah Pike
Spotify is the largest subscription music streaming service which allows any artist to get their […]

The DIY musician - 360° record deals explained

24th June 2020 by John Hart
Where are we now? In my previous blog, we examined the circumstances leading to the […]

Top tips for self-managing your band

17th June 2020 by Lulu Davis
Congratulations and welcome, you’ve been appointed as your band’s manager! It’s common practice for a […]

How to copyright your music

12th June 2020 by Sarah Pike
Musicians and creators pour an enormous amount of time, effort and passion into creating unique […]

WaterBear's ultimate band name generator

3rd June 2020 by Bruce Dickinson
Creating the ultimate band name (or indeed album or song title) can be a right […]
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