Q&A: Dan Parrott, Love & Disaster

Blog by Molly Jones under Artist Managers

Manchester music’s movers and shakers give us their unique perspective on the best (and worst) of working with unsigned acts…

Dan Parrott, formerly of Channel M Music, is now head honcho for Love & Disaster, a new music and media company placing itself at the very heart of the Manchester music scene

Favourite Manchester bands:
Dutch Uncles, Airship, Wu Lyf, Delphic, MAY68, Everything Everything

What’s the best way for unsigned bands to approach you?
Just a MySpace link will surfice – you can send them to [email protected]

How can they make an impression?
It couldn't be any more simple - write and record some new and exciting music. Anyone citing their influences as Oasis, The Happy Mondays, Stone Roses etc. aren't going to make a great introduction.
What’s you biggest bugbear when it comes to dealing with unsigned bands?
Bands over-hyping themselves and being unrealistic.

Top tip for unsigned bands:

Be humble, don't use random quotes from people like 'best band in the world'... just let your music do the talking. To be honest, if you’re good, record labels will find you.



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