Tourdates launch chart show featuring unsigned bands with chance to win recording session

cid_59347021230072009-0050Camden based Tourdates have announced a brand new show in support of their long-standing UK Unsigned Top 40 music chart. The weekly two hour show, called Music Unleashed Top 40, is to be presented by Jordan Thomas and Murray Golding and will air on Tourdates.co.uk every Sunday from 5-7pm.

The chart, in its 140th edition, is based entirely on plays and downloads by the Tourdates community. The show will also be made available free of charge to community radio stations, student radio and selected online radio stations.

Tourdates CEO, Jarrod Robinson, said:

“Since we first launched the chart in Dec ’06 upcoming bands and music lovers alike have used it as a barometer for what’s happening in the underground scene, so it made perfect sense to create a show around the chart and make that available to community stations across the UK. It’s a win-win-situation – artists and Tourdates get more exposure, with the stations getting access to a professionally produced show with fresh new content.”

Win A Recording Slot For Your Unsigned Band

To celebrate the launch of the chart show, Tourdates will be inviting an unsigned band to go in to the studio for three days to record two songs with long standing producer Paul Tipler. The lucky band will be hand picked from the Unsigned Top 40 between August and September. All bands in the chart are in the running, not just those who reach the number one slot. Paul Tipler has been working in studios and producing records for over 20 years, and is always on the look out for exciting new bands to work with. He has worked on both singles and albums for a wide variety of bands and artists, including Placebo, Idlewild, The Charlatans and Atomic Kitten, to name but a few.

The Tourdates site provides a platform for DIY music makers to promote themselves alongside mainstream acts, gigs performed in London will also appear automatically in the London Tourdates magazine.

There are currently over 5,000 tracks for music lovers to listen to online or download as well as videos, blogs a comprehensive gig guide and music news.

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