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Hi I’m Emily, welcome to ConnectsMusic!

 

Growing up in a family of music creators, working and connecting with our incredible music community has always been everything to me, and is the main drive behind my creation of ConnectsMusic.

ConnectsMusic is an online community where artists share work and ideas. Created by artists for artists, it’s a free, digital-focussed platform and directory for connection and collaboration in the world of music. Made up of artists, venues, organisations, we’re incredibly proud to already be joined by a multitude of like-minded people, having 5000+ in our network.

Alongside our Voices Of The Industry features, Artists’ and Orgs’ ConnectsPages, informative Industry Nuggets, and Event Listings, we’ve also represented over 100 artists at Germany’s JazzAhead international Expo since 2018, and UK music festivals, partnered with many leading music industry bodies, and created the deep diving ConnectsMusic UK survey on the effects of the Pandemic on our precious music industry.

We seek to support, show and share the talent that is out there, especially in this current time when our music world is being so greatly affected – community has never been more important to us all.


How can ConnectsMusic be useful to me?
Create your ConnectsPage to feature all your work ‘connecting’ your existing online content into a ‘one-stop-shop’. Your ConnectsPage will feature your artist/business online identity with photos, biogs, and direct links to all your websites, social media, videos, and music sales outlets (Amazon, Apple Music and streaming platforms).
How do I create my ConnectsPage?
Click on this link and fill out info ready for us to share and spread the word about your work.
How can ConnectMusic feature my ConnectsPage?
Artist/business ConnectsPages are featured on our homepage carousels.
Plus you can be highlighted as our Artist/business ConnectsPage to our 5000+ connections in our weekly membership mailouts and social media posts. Let us know about your work, so we can share your work.
How can I share my ConnectsPage?
Copy your ConnectsPage URL and share on your social media outlets so people can see your complete music ConnectsPage identity and gain direct access to your music sales outlets.
Contact us to request being featured on our weekly membership emails and social media posts to our 5000+ connections.
Who is featured in VOTI Voices of the Industry?
We seek to feature and celebrate key professionals in our music industry as we learn about the music lives of artists, MDs, songwriters, DJs – the variety and host of talents who create the sounds we hear.
Who is featured in Watch and Listen?
We feature artists’ music videos, album or single launches, podcasts etc. Let us know what’s happening.
What are Industry Nuggets?
Industry Nuggets are our mini-guides, of how to get on in the music business, including ‘how to get your music out there’. Plus artists’ and educators’ interesting info. Let us know if there’s something you feel we should be including for people to learn from.
How do I get my work on What’s On Live and Streamed?
Click on this link and fill-out all relevant info. We will highlight What’s On within our weekly social media posts. Plus let us know if you’re a venue, as we can bulk import events for you.
What is Remote Record?
Since the pandemic more and more of us are recording remotely. Coming soon is a who’s who of remote recording directory.
ConnectsMusic is free to access and use
Community has never been more important to us all. ConnectsMusic is designed as a free platform, resource and enabler for connection and collaboration in the world of music.

Do make sure to create your Connects Page and let us know what you’re up to with your music, and how we can further support your work. Welcome to the community! We’re extremely excited to have you join us. Do feel free to get in touch with me and the team.

Many thanks,

Emily and the team at ConnectsMusic

“The Jazz world thrives on collaborative spirits. ConnectsMusic provides an accessible, free portal for artists and associates to build on the heart of unity that Jazz represents. It is a music industry networking source supporting the UK based scene with a platform for the world to experience a Jazz array – at the click of their fingertips.”

Carleen Anderson
Award winning vocalist, recording artist, composer, lyricist, producer
Winner of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

“In this sea of internet information overload, it’s great to be a part of, and have access to, a new and growing portal like ConnectsMusic, where you can engage with all the different aspects of your art, within a more community spirited feel and fashion.”

Cleveland Watkiss MBE
Award winning international vocalist, professor (Trinity Laban), Warriors International

“ConnectsMusic is a communal service which helps us all in the Jazz community, whether we are an artist or a manager or a promoter. It’s the perfect antidote to the unwanted divisions in our society by virtue of its sharing nature and positivity.”

Mary James
Artist management

“Just as the primary genre it supports, from very important initial connections and in a relatively short space of time it has developed into a great forum facilitating fantastic creativity (in the U.K. and further afield) and it continues to expand and evolve. This should be encouraged as it benefits all involved with every aspect of the music.”

Jason Yarde
Composer, arranger, producer, musical director & saxophonist

“ConnectsMusic/JazzConnects is one of the most comprehensive places on the net for Jazz Promo. The Ivors Academy was represented at leading jazz trade fair, Jazz Ahead, held annually in Bremen, having been invited to join the ground-breaking UK organisation ConnectsMusic/JazzConnects, setup by Emily Saunders. A huge thank you to Emily for making it happen and including so many Academy members, commissioners & potential members.”

Orphy Robinson MBE
Award winning multi-instrumentalist and composer

WATCH AND LISTEN selected music videos

VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021

 

VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert

 

VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard

 

APPJAG Review of Jazz in England

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer #2

 

Watch and Listen – Queen Mab

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer

 

Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame

 

Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes

 

Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Yazz Ahmed In Conversation

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1

 

Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – JP Cooper

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – Bellowhead

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – Maati Baani

 

- click here to add events, both online and in-person

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 1 (afternoon)

 
Aug 13, 2021
  Flat Cap Coffee

Julian Costello Quartet

 
Aug 5, 2021
  606 Club

Mike Owen’s Festival Freaks

 
Aug 14, 2021
  Red, White & Blue

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 3

 
Aug 15, 2021
  Tyne Bank Brewery

Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday gig: Part 2

 
Aug 7, 2021
  Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club

Faye Patton solo piano/voice

 
Aug 9, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Jazz At The George IV: The Will Johns/Dan Burnett Duo

 
Aug 26, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

The Joanna Eden Band

 
Sep 2, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 1 (evening)

 
Aug 13, 2021
  Newcastle Civic Centre

Jazz At The George IV – The Fallen Heroes

 
Aug 5, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Tina May

 
Aug 5, 2021
  Kidderminster Jazz Club

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 2

 
Aug 14, 2021
  Tyne Bank Brewery

Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday gig: Part 1

 
Aug 7, 2021
  Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club

coming soon

Artists Connect
What's On
live and streamed
Voices
of the
Industry
Industry Nuggets
Info you need to know
Watch
and
Listen
selected music and videos
Remote Record
the who’s who of remote
by creators for creators