April 2003 saw the release of The Unsigned Guide, a comprehensive directory of all things music written specifically for unsigned bands. Exploding straight out of Manchester, the initial response was amazing, with music professionals from all walks of the industry highly commending it.
•“Long over due and very welcome” (Ric Michael, Arts and Regeneration Manager – Manchester City Council)
•“Bands need this book” (Tony Wilson)
•“Essential to all who want to take their music career seriously” (ManchesterMusic.co.uk)
•“Invaluable and extremely well constructed. A perfect fit for unsigned bands and musicians with all the information you could need” (Adrian Armstrong, New Deal for Musicians).
The National music press was also excited by the ground-breaking formula of the Unsigned Guide.
•“The Unsigned Guide contains every contact you will ever need” Guitarist Magazine
•“A must buy for any band” BBC OneMusic
•“The Unsigned Guide differs from other directories by focusing on what an ambitious band needs to know. Rather than just listing faceless companies and addresses, there’s inside information here for anyone to claw their way to success” NME
However, the ultimate approbation must be the Future Music Platinum Award, awarded to The Unsigned Guide for its attention to detail and being “meticulously written and researched”.
Coming in 2004
The Unsigned Guide, London
The insane frenzy over the essential contents of The Unsigned Guide North-West has resulted in the development of a London guide exclusively crammed full of insider know-how and contacts from Europe’s biggest city. Anticipation is already high, with many Southern bands counting down the days until its expected April 2004 release. Revolutionising the music industry with its comprehensive and entirely significant contents, The Unsigned Guide London will be turning Easter in to the highlight of the music calendar.
As owned by new music guru Steve Lamacq, 2003 has seen The Unsigned Guide go from strength to strength. And whilst the Northwest Edition One is still of great importance, Edition Two will be available within the next six months, cementing The Unsigned Guide as being as crucial to any band or musician as a drum kit or an amp.
The Unsigned Guide is available from the website link and over the phone 0161 907 0029 for £30 plus £4.40 p&p.