Spinnup News


Spinnup UK Partners With Dizzyjam

At Spinnup, we’ve partnered with on-demand merch company Dizzyjam to cater for your merch needs…without the stock risk and with an exclusive bonus discount!

Dizzyjam makes it easy for anyone who makes or plays music to create and sell their merch, direct to their fans. All you need is a logo or design, and they do the rest. Just create your merch online using the product creator, and you can instantly start selling worldwide. They give you a free shop, embed codes, Facebook stores and a whole bunch more useful tools to help you sell merch to your fans.

The whole process is completely free, and will never cost a penny. You just decide how much you want to make for each product sold – whether that’s a t-shirt, hoodie, cap, bag or mug. And as a Spinnup user you get a bonus payment on each sale!



Introducing New Guest Scout Annie!

We have special guest Scout Annie, senior A&R Manager at Island Records, who has joined us on Spinnup for a limited time, on the look out for hot new acts! Annie says:

“We at Island are not searching for any specific genre… We aren’t explicitly looking for either a band or a solo female artist or a duo, that’s not how we work.
We are always looking for a voice and we are looking for great songs. If you are playing live and beginning to gain fans that is fantastic too.”

Annie is currently working with artists such as Ben Howard, Hozier and Nina Nesbitt. You can make your FREE single release on Spinnup today and push your music to Annie, to get constructive feedback and there is the chance you could be what she’s looking for! Click here to find out more.


Spinnup Team Up With Unsigned Music Awards

Here at Spinnup we’re excited to announce another fantastic partnership to benefit our artists!

We’ve joined up with the Unsigned Music Awards, the first ever major televised industry awards show, dedicated exclusively to unsigned and emerging artists.

The UMAs will be looking out for the best new talent in the UK, if you want to enter you could be in with the chance of winning an award, when the show airs in February 2016!

The awards are judged by more than 60 high profile industry professionals, including our very own Spinnup representatives! A great opportunity to get yourself in front of many influential people.

To enter is free and all you need to do is let the panel know a little bit about you and upload your music.

Head to www.theumas.com for more info and to get involved.

Good luck!

Spinnup Showcased Future Stars At Brighton’s The Great Escape

On 14th May, Spinnup in partnership with TMRW Magazine showcased fresh new music from hot up-and-coming artists, live at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival.

Check out the incredible line-up of Spinnup talent who rocked the crowd and pushed their music careers to the next level:

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Couldn’t make it to The Great Escape? You didn’t miss out on the music: we’ve put together this exclusive Spotify Spinnup UK playlist, featuring all the artists who played live at The Great Escape. Click here for the Spotify Spinnup UK playlist

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Metropolis/Spinnup Partnership Launch Event

Huge congrats go out to our 5 UK Spinnup artists, who have been shortlisted to play our Metropolis/Spinnup partnership launch event on 14th April! The following acts successfully made a release via Spinnup and pushed their music to our specialist Metropolis Studio Scouts, who hand-picked them to perform at this exclusive event! Read more


5 Great Cover Versions

Doing a great cover version can make a career, crossing over fanbase with the covered artist or appealing to a group that otherwise wouldn’t have been predisposed to your sound. Taking something people know and giving to them in a way that lets them know your sound is a great way to get yourself known.

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Spinnup Partner With The Ultimate Studio Booking Network…

At Spinnup, we’ve teamed up with the ultimate studio booking network for unsigned / session musicians.

Meet and Jam is a network of musicians and a new way to book rehearsal and recording studios online. It allows musicians to show their talent, post audio and video, meet up, form and organise their bands, and connect. Be found, find others – and book your studio time all from one easy to use dashboard!

What’s more, for every studio booking made via Meet and Jam, you’ll receive a years free single distribution courtesy of Spinnup, cool right!?

Sign up for free HERE.


5 Things to remember when promoting your gigs

Even in this digital age live performance is still the life blood of any musician worth their salt.

You generate material, become a tighter live unit. develop a fanbase and can make good money. But live performance is only worth it if you have people to perform in front of, otherwise you may as well be playing in in your kitchen.

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Darcus Beese

Get Discovered By Darcus Beese

Like to get your music heard by the man who kick started the careers of Florence & the Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Amy Winehouse?

The president of Island Records, Darcus Beese, has joined Spinnup as a special guest scout for a limited time only!

All Spinnup users who make a UK release will be eligible to push their music and receive direct feedback with the opportunity to be discovered by Darcus himself. Sign up and make a release today to take advantage of this incredible opportunity.


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