Ones To Watch – Martin Badder

Martin Badder is here for our first ‘Ones to Watch’ of May! 

Already gracing some of the finest labels house music has to offer including Strictly Rhythm, DFTD, Cr2, Simma Black, Armada and more, Martin Badder is spreading perfectly crafted productions far and wide

Badder has gained support from Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, Nicole Moudaber & Sasha amongst many more, and you can listen to ‘I Can’t Keep My Hands Off You’ on Spotify now!

Ones To Watch – Arlo Parks

Arlo is a 19 year old poet/singer from London. In her words, she spent most of school feeling like that black kid who couldn’t dance for shit, listening to too much emo music and crushing on some girl in her Spanish class. Her songs are confessional and tender, mainly inspired by Portishead and Earl Sweatshirt.

It’s our last ‘Ones to Watch’ of April and this week we’re thrilled to introduce the awesome Arlo Parks.

Stream ‘Cola’ now on Spotify!

Ones To Watch – Benedict Cork

The Amazing Benedict Cork takes pride of place in our ‘Ones To Watch’ this Wednesday with the incredible ‘Fear of Lonely’.

Benedict released his first EP ‘Piano Tapes’ over the summer of 2018, a completely live performance of five tracks recorded at Red Gate Recorders in LA, which garnered support from Elton John who called lead track ‘Ghost’ ‘Sensational’ and Benedict’s name to look out for’.

Play ‘Fear of Lonely’ now on Spotify.

Ones To Watch – TIËNY

TIËNY marks our 2nd ‘Ones To Watch’ this month with the fantastic track ‘Solid Ground’.

TIËNY combines modern pop sensibilities with an original take on more classical and baroque learnings, powerful raw vocals atop a meticulous production.

Catch ‘Solid Ground’ now on Spotify!

Ones To Watch – Natty Paynter

It’s time for another ‘Ones To Watch’ Wednesday and this time we’d love to share ‘Waste of Time’ by Natty Paynter!

Natty, a singer-songwriter from Cardiff, started posting covers to YouTube where she gandered thousands of views and built up global recognition. As she grew in popularity, she progressed with her original music and started writing from her own and others’ perspectives.

Here’s Natty with ‘Waste of Time’ on Spotify.

Ones to Watch – Andrea Di Giovanni

It’s ‘Ones to Watch’ Wednesday, and who better to start with than the awesome Andrea Di Giovanni!

This contemporary pop artist started their journey at 19 when they moved to London and enrolled at the British Institute of Modern Music. They became a huge fan of androgyny-style as a concept and have adapted this to fit with their own definition combining elegance yet edgy, to adapt to their personal vision of ‘Andrea’ as an act.

Here is ‘Bang’. Play now on Spotify!

BPI Advice on COVID-19

Our wonderful friends over at the BPI have put together some information on how Coronavirus is affecting business across British Recorded Music.

For all the latest information, head here to visit their website and guidance.

PiM Ones To Watch

2020 is already kicking off to be a great year for Queer Music, and we’re thrilled to showcase some of our favourites so far! Remember, you can always recommend new artists and tracks over here.

Ones To Watch 2020

It’s officially 2020 and after a whirlwind couple of months since our launch in January, Pride in Music is on the lookout for new, up and coming developing artists for part of its ‘Pride in Music Presents…’ programme next year!

2019 has been a huge success for ‘Pride in Music Presents…’, a platform where we provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ artists in the Live space. Earlier this year we partnered with the team at Mighty Hoopla to open their main stage in June with the amazing Ryan Ashley, Student Pride with Leo Kalyan and later in the year provided a slot on the Trafalgar Square Main stage at Pride in London for Swimming Girls.

We have so much more to come next year and would love to hear from all our members & friends on who makes your playlists and on your radar!

Click Here to submit an Artist!

Women in Music, BAME and Gender Fluidity

Every organisation has targets to increase the visibility and awareness of issues facing Women in Music, BAME and Gender Fluidity throughout the workplace and indeed with our artists, and members, Pride in Music is no different!

PiM has held regular social events throughout the year and we’d love to see a more diverse crowd come together as we look towards our partnership and calendar through 2020.

Nobody loves an extended Diversity Survey but we’ll keep it short and sweet, honest – and we hope to see you as part of our activities in the New Year! Submissions are of course completely anonymous.

Click Here to read more and to send us your views.