Tuesday, 14th June, 2011
Most Rated - Launch party and website to showcase most rated new artists in London
For immediate release
To coincide with the launch of their new music discovery service, the Most Rated new music showcase will return to the trendy Rhythm Factory on Thursday, 7th July, featuring hot-tipped new talent from around the Capital.
The launch party will include those artists who have received the most ratings through the new website, in a line-up replete with talent. The most rated band by far in June, the pop-punk band REACHBACK, headline the event, after a flurry of ratings from loyal fans. The line-up is bolstered by the popular return of Bristol's S.J. ESAU, who features on the upcoming Bristol section of the Most Rated website. The website has grown to include thirty new music acts from the capital, each vying for a spot on a bill that brings with it the accolade of 'most rated'.
What's so different about Most Rated is that the material put forward by artists is automatically collated into a continuous stream, in the style of a web radio station, where listeners can rate the tracks. The more ratings a track receives, the more often it is played, and the 'most rated' artists are invited to play at the showcase. Crucially, the music in the stream is the same for all listeners who are tuned-in, creating a shared listening experience, much like that found at the monthly showcase.
The rewards for artists are significant; showcase artists are paid, filmed and recorded, as well as promoted via the Most Rated homepage.
Singer / songwriter and early adopter Aidan Parle, who played the opening Most Rated showcase in March, said: “I love how you have to wait to hear the tracks. It's actually forced me to get to know other bands that I would have brushed over. Its the main reason why I've only used Most Rated as a launch pad”.
For more information, visit mostrated.com.
Friday, 25th February, 2011
Groundbreaking new showcase night comes to the Rhythm Factory
For immediate release
Most Rated, a new monthly music showcase that promotes the best new artists on the local scene comes to the ultra-hip Rhythm Factory in fashionable Whitechapel on Thursday 24 March.
The launch night heralds the start of a far bigger initiative, however, set to galvanize the grassroots music scene.
What's so different about Most Rated is that by combining an innovative web-based listening platform with the showcase events, it is the audience who decides the bill for each gig, based on how they rate the artists who appear on the site.
Artists are encouraged to register on the site, which will feature a live stream of their showcase performance. Fans who register can then vote for the "most rated" acts, who will then be invited to play further showcases. Dan Garland, promoter, said: "All too often promoters do next to nothing to bring people to their shows, simply relying on bands to bring family and friends. With Most Rated we will be extremely active in generating a real community, with live streaming and internet radio, along with more traditional means of promotion, to make musicians and music fans feel involved in their local scene. By spreading the word about new acts on the Most Rated, site users will be drawing genuine fans to these gigs. Plus, we pay artists to play!"
The first showcase promises three exciting new acts from the London music scene, none of which will disappoint, in support to Bristol's creative genius S.J. Easu. It will be up to London's music fans to decide who plays the following month. For more information, visit mostrated.com.