Set up by Craig Jones in 2002,Rocklinks aim of promoting and supporting unsigned UK bands and artistes received local recognition recently, by winning the Gosport Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award 2008.
Despite tough competition from local business Rocklinks scooped the award, with judges singing the praises of it’s owner for his efforts in recognising the importance of building capacity through networks, demonstrating a willingness to learn and apply new skills and making very significant progress in a short space of time.
Rocklinks and it’s sister site RL Music Services, offer UK bands and artistes many opportunities of promotion and support, through their well built and easy to follow websites. Featured bands, interviews, radio podcasts and gig guide help is offered at no charge, as is a massive directory of UK music contacts.
Craig also has some fantastic ideas regarding a CD compilation release in 2009, with featured bands receiving royalty payments on sales. Through RL Music Services the company offers recording, video and promotional products and services for a very reasonable (cheap) price.
Rocklinks are currently promoting the Live and Unsigned 2009 auditions that will take place across the UK in early part of 2009. Bands or singers from all genres are welcome to audition, the crucial factor is that you can play ‘live’ and not what style of music you perform. Over 10,000 have registered for the second year in succession for the biggest talent search in the UK music industry.
If you fancy yourself as the next big thing, solo or band, register now at Live & Unsigned for the chance to win a recording contract and single release. Audition dates and venues can be found on the home page.
Whether you are in a band or just a music fan looking to support local band gigs or maybe interested to see what Craig Joneslooks like in a dj, make sure you visit the award winning Rocklinks site.