UseYourEars.com is a SW London based Music Portal aimed
at musicians and music industry professionals. Its concept
started in 2001 and has grown from a small internet
experiment into a 30,000+ worldwide members list.
Our members range from songwriters,
musicians, managers, producers, promoters, event organisers,
teachers, composers etc.. right up to music listeners
themselves. We then use our database to help network
people together much like a contacts service. We also
provide services to musicians via our network of contacts
and have links to resources online.
Our aim is to help Stimulate Music
and assist Creativity.
Paul at mavenit.com
(for his technical knowledge), Roy and Mike, Tony
Moore for the advice , David Stark at SongLink,
Delphine at Chrysalis, Stephen at PNC, Will Wilson and
Richard Powell for photos, E.J.C.D. Oliveira for the
video footage, Colin & Helen for all the help and
lets not forget all our members and everyone else who
we forgot to name.. You know who you are!
Virgilio Fino started
playing guitar at the age of 10 and plays a variety
of other musical instruments. He is a songwriter/composer
He has been networking music industry
people and musicians for over 10 years and has been
backstage with many bands and met many artists.. including,
David Gilmour, Rick Wright, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd),
Sting (The Police), The Legendary Donovan Leitch, Kylie
Minogue, Right Said Fred, Paul Rodgers (Free & Queen),
Boz Burrell (King Crimson), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden,
Audioslave), Ben E. King (The Drifters/Stand By Me),
Jethro Tull, Janie Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix's sister),
Pete Brown (Cream/White Room/Sunshine of your Love,
I feel free) to name a few.
He speaks two languages (English & Portuguese),
specializes in mobile technology, the Internet, Search
engine optimization, fixing computers, working all night
and sleeping all day :o)
Occupations have included Price Waterhouse, The premium
rate industry, web design, marketing & general technology
Nathalie Plessis started
playing Piano at the age of 4 in her native country
of France. She speaks and writes in three languages
(English, French & Portuguese) and has studied
Business and Marketing.
She has experience in various areas of the music industry.
She has worked in music video production and commissioning
with a wide range of artists including, David Morales,
Honeyz, Paul Van Dyke and Another Level.
At Rive Droite Music, she worked as A&R manager
and as a song plugger. The company was involved in
writing & producing worldwide hits for Cher, Kylie
Minogue, Katherine Jenkins, Leann Rimes, Backstreet
Boys, Clay Aiken and Faith Hill amongst many others.
Her involvement in the songwriting/production process
& her experience in publishing enabled her to
develop further her creative skills & gain a good
understanding of the music business.
Precise Mastering - Sam John runs Precise Mastering based in South West London near Streatham Common. They are a professional Online CD and Vinyl Mastering service and Sam has worked with top names in the industry but is also keen to help up and coming artists achieve a professional sound.
- Central London’s
premier rehearsal facility at The
. Acoustically precise, air-conditioned ground
floor studios all featuring natural light and custom-designed
sound reinforcement. Also offering backline, storage,
and pa hire. UseYourEars members qualify for a discount
Tech Music Schools
- Tech Music Schools provide
courses and tuition in Keyboards, Drumming, Vocals, Bass
and Guitar. Visit their websites at Drumtech
- Will is a video game programmer
and contributes with his amazing photography. Check out
his photos on the Featured Bands
independant music Lawyer who contributes to our News
Portal. UseYourEars.com members qualify for a free initial
consultancy. Check out his site here
was Marketing Director at EMI and helps out with advice.
He is also available for consultancy to UseYourEars.com
members at a preferential rate. Visit EnableMusic
- Nick was the Director of A&R
at Sony Europe and helps out with advice as well as
being on the lookout for new talent.
- Annie was Head
of A&R for the commercial label division at SONY/BMG.
Annie helps out with artist development & advice.
- Nina runs Media
which represents and promotes individuals
in art, fashion, media & entertainnment. Her clients
and Confidential Music
is based in the idyllic
surroundings of Kingston-Upon-Thames. Their studio
(Fairlight Mews Studio) is based around a Protools
HD3 Accel rig and Logic Pro 7, and incorporates a
large 30m2 live room with high ceilings and wooden
floors along with a lovely Yamaha G2 Grand Piano (an
acoustic piano that also transmits and receives midi).
The studio is well suited towards Small Acoustic Ensembles,
Vocal Sessions (including Small Choirs), Over-Dubs,
and Mixing. Their normal rate for studio hire is £70
+ VAT per hour, but as a special rate to ‘Use Your
Ears’ members they are offering it for £50 +
VAT per hour with the restriction that it must be
a booking of a minimum 5 hours. Please quote ‘Use
Your Ears’ to get these prices and an engineer is
included in the cost. Producer available upon request
(fee negotiable). Visit PnC
in Waterloo (rehearsal
& live rooms). Visit Alaska
Booking agent Neil O’Brien
(Booking Agency & Promotion).
Roster includes The Storys, Keren Ann, …Neil loves
big melodies, folk/country music.
Concorde International Agency
Agency). Roster includes pop acts such as All Saints,
Atomic Kitten, Will Young, Take That, Westlife, etc….
offers illustration, graphic
design & photography services. Her work ranges
from designing logos, flyers, posters, websites, album
Visit Aby's Site
is a music photographer based in the West Midlands.
She works for Kerrang Radio & Magazine, Barfly
Birmingham, Salvo Magazine, Birmingham Evening Mail
& Post, Overplay, MTV2. She is available to shoot
any artist or band promo live or on location.
is a Music photographer
based in London. His Clients include Sony/BMG, Virgin
Music, Atlantic, Mercury, Universal records and many
more. Andy's editorial work can been seen in MOJO,
NME, Spin magazine and The Guardian. A complete Art
Direction package is available including a team of
hair/make up and prop department. Visit AndyFallon.co.uk
If you would like to become an associate of UseYourEars
then please contact us.