Getting the most from your online audience

Cautionary tales, radical thinking and uninhibited audiences. Plus how it is increasingly difficult to separate live and digital work. Wise words from the expert Sounding Out panel on how audiences and online collide. Read More

In search of maverick new models…

Over the last few weeks the future of the music industry, who controls it and the role of technology has been under the spotlight. the hub's Matthew Linley aggregates the arguments surrounding music's brave new world.Read More

Julia Payne at WOMEX

Joining the Dots at WOMEX

More than 2,000 delegates, from 90 countries talking through the current issues facing the music industry. No wonder it was standing room only for the launch of the hub's Joining the Dots project. Read More

Georgia Ruth

Three days jam packed full of music a Womex review

From 24th to 27th October the hub team were at Womex, here is Matthew Linley's blog diary of the gigs the team saw.Read More

Sinful Dragons at Comics

Varna’s Sinful Dragons’ were our Guest DJ at Club Seas on Saturday night. When DJ Mitach one half of the Sinful Dragon collective shared with us a cheeky techno track sampling an old Bulgarian Folk Tale we knew we had to have him play. His beats have real personality & style. It’s a pretty sparse […]Read More

Deirdre’s Diversion

On Friday I went looking for Sigma . Their performance is taking place in an unmarked building in Varna. Before long I realised I was lost and was throughly enjoying myself. I’m staying in a hotel sandwiched between a triangle of 24hour petrol stations, the Railway Station and an Industrial Port. All of this circled […]Read More

Friday night at Seas

Friday saw the first of our local based musicians.  Mitko aka Violent Public Disorderax  provided a  completely different sound scape to Dogus the night before, entertaining the Seas crowd  with his down tempo chill out grooves which gradually built to a thrilling creshendo as the night reached its climax.  Like Kousin Miko  is a music maker with […]Read More

The first Varna seas club!

Its about seven in the morning here and Ive just watched the most amazing sunrise over the black sea.  In fact we?ve been all a glow since the SEAS club kicked into gear.  Its an incredible mix of music from the North and Black seas, theatre, happenings and very, very good company.  There?s still two […]Read More

First post from Varna

  So the SEAS moves to Varna ? Bulgaria?s third city sitting proudly (and warmly) on the Black Sea.  Already we?ve met lots of fascinating people  and have been bowled over by the friendliness and welcoming nature of the Bulgarian people.  Ivor , for example, took me on a whistle stop  tour of all the […]Read More

Wash Up from Odessa

Grand Finale Club Seas invited TimesNewRoman ( DJ Dogus) to play our closing party at Exit. The music jumped across the globe yet kept a distinctly Turkish Beat. There was Conga’s and the bar staff snook out to the dancefloor too. Here is our Top Ten Tracks from the night so you can re-create the […]Read More