BANDIT A&R NEWSLETTER
The very long running
bible for those seeking a little insider help when it comes to record
labels, publishers, agents et al. The sad news is that John Waterman is
finally hanging up his cape and retiring from the business after 25 years.
As fortune would have it, John tells me he has found someone he describes
as a "qualified buyer" to continue the business, while he dons his
slippers and puts his feet up. May you enjoy a long and happy retirement,
John, many thanks for all your support for M&E over the years. The last
plug we got comes from Bandit 146, which would be quite a while ago, but I
been saving it specially! You can find Bandit online at
say hi from us.
ADDENDUM: The new owner's name is Jesse Wilson.
*** MUSIC &
ELSEWHERE is a non-profit underground music promotional thing run for the
last thirteen years by Mick Magic. M&E have built up an extensive global
network of distros and mail order which handles the releases of up to 100
bands and small labels.
network is dedicated to helping bands, which play the music
rather than outright commercial stuff, distribute their
The music areas most appropriate to this set up is stuff like Psychedelic,
Space Rock, Gothic, Electronic, Avant Garde, Pagan, Alternative and
anything outside the main commercial stream.
Mick is just switching onto the Net so I'm sure his enterprise
is on the
brink of another leap forward. If you have a product in
this area -
cassette, vinyl or CD or have some masters ready to
just send them a demo and wait, no e-mails or phone calls
they have other stuff to do!!!.
MUSIC & ELSEWHERE, 6 Farm Court, FRIMLEY, GU16 5TJ,
Bizarre was a
zine done throughout the 90s by Alex Novak, the man behind the dark voice
that graces The Venus Fly Trap. He was very kind with regular plugs for
the M&E project, and I have a few here that appeared in issues 11-14...
From the home of MICK MAGIC, independent networker and member of the
legendary MAGIC MOMENTS AT TWILIGHT TIME. Both provide information/reviews
on MMATT, but are a great source of information on the international
underground scene. Contacts for bands, labels, fanzines, radio, plus more
make this an essential guide for anyone involved with underground music.
Along with the above activities there is a label of the same name which
has released material by the likes of CONSPIRACY, WITCHES, X RAY POP, SONS
OF SELINA, VENUS FLY TRAP, INTO THE ABYSS and KAVA KAVA amongst many
others. With over four hundred releases of an international selection of
artists, along with the AUDIOZINE compilation, it is an invaluable source
of 'alternative' musics.
Contact: Music and Elsewhere, 6 Farm Court Road, Frimley,
Surrey GU16 5TJ