As you all probably know, we think the world of our dedicated team of Spinnup Scouts. You know them from their Scout profiles in the Artist Area already, but we thought it was high time we all got to know them a bit better! We will be shining a spotlight on all of our Scouts around the world so you can find out what makes them tick and what they do outside of Spinnup.
First up is UK Scout Andy! (We’re not just going in alphabetical order, promise)
Londoner Andy has been with Spinnup for a few years, lending his ears and expertise to many of our UK artists giving feedback on their releases. He really does get a lot of pushes, we’ve always wondered if it has anything to do with him being top of the list…
After graduating BNU with a degree in Music Business Management Andy began his foray into the music industry about six years ago as a new music blogger – something he still dabbles in when he has time.
Since then he has worked in a few areas of ‘the biz’, including radio PR and digital marketing for two well established indie labels, as well as being a freelance A&R scout for indie and major labels.
“A highlight was definitely getting an act I discovered signed to Fiction Records,” says Andy. “They’re a part of Universal so it’s nice to have that extra connection to the label through Spinnup.”
What is it that keeps him busy these days? Besides being a Spinnup Scout of course…
“I now focus more towards artist management. I released an EP by one of the acts we had on Native Pop and my partner and I partner are looking to get going again with new artists and some more releases down the line.”
Native Pop is an east London based all-inclusive music company, which brings together artist management, the Native Studios rehearsal space, music blog and now live showcase nights.
This Friday Andy will be hosting Native Pop’s first showcase at Hackney’s Stage 3, headlined by Native Studios residents Indigo Child.
Supporting Indigo Child are Brighton’s Realms and The Ornament Birds from Portsmouth.
“The shows are an outlet for new artists that we are excited about and hopefully we will be doing some more,” says Andy. “It would be great to have regular live shows as an extension of Native Pop.”
If you’re around London and want to come down and meet Andy and some of the Spinnup team in the flesh, join us at the Native Pop showcase at Stage 3, Hackney Empire this Friday February 24th. If you’re a Spinnup artist, show your artist profile on the door for £2 entry!
Native Pop Showcase
Stage 3 Hackney: 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ
£5 entry – £2 for Spinnup artists
View the Facebook event for more
Due to health reasons Realms will no longer be playing, and have been replaced by Dog In The Snow. Beach For Tiger has now also been added to the lineup.