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Alex Baker (Kerrang Radio unsigned show) "The Surface Festival gives bands a genuine opportunity to get their music in front of people in the industry that can help further their careers. The best bands WILL inevitably rise to the top, the National this year was very hard to judge, amazing stage shows, amazing songs, amazing bands – congratulations to Great Imitation who blew everyone’s minds. The prizes offered for the winning band and runners up are just fantastic and the experience all the bands gain from playing larger venues is priceless."

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Digital Distribution

The most important thing about digital distribution is that artists no longer need a traditional record deal or any major funding to distribute their music beyond their home town or from the boot of their car. Whereas you previously needed access to physical distribution networks to stock CDs in bricks and mortar stores in the real world you can now sell that track you just produced in your bedroom to anyone in the world at a fraction of the cost.

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‘Top 5 Tips’ for independent and unsigned bands

The Surface Festival bestows all the tools bands and artists need in the modern digital age to gain precious exposure in the discordant music industry. Here are our top 5 tips for coming to terms with today’s music industry:

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Jon Brookes from The Charlatans, who has been involved in the Festival from its beginnings, recently stated in his blog: “Surface continues to act like a giant music magnet finding exciting ground breaking new acts. It re-energizes the inner cities searching out new talent. The prizes and industry weight of the various associate sponsors shows the level at which this festival is now held in the industry.”

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