Congrats to Nell Bryden

Good Seed PR would like to say a HUGE congrats to NELL BRYDEN– According to Music Weeks UK radio airplay chart Top 50 (gathered by Nielsen Music Control UK) NELL BRYDEN IS one of the “highest new entries in at a cool no. 48”. Total audience reach is 14.7 million.

Also on the Pre- Release Top 20 in Music Week NELL BRYDEN is also in at no. 10! Ahead of fellow musicians Calvin Harris & Regina Spektor! Way to go NELL BRYDEN!

‘What Does it Take’ her fabulous new studio album that features ‘IMMY’ from the Counting Crows on Guitar, along with a TOP 40 Irish Chart Single SECOND TIME AROUND, BBC2 A-listed single What Does it Take & RTE radio1 playlisted single GOODBYE is currently out in all good records stores nationwide in Ireland. (distributed by RMG)

Nell plays at:
31 Jul 2009    19:00
Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival – Supporting Mundy, Oldcastle, Meath
1 Aug 2009    13:00
Cork X Southwest Festival Skibereen, Cork
2 Aug 2009    17:00
Castle Palooza Music and Arts Festival Tullamore, Offaly
29 Aug 2009    15:30
Festival of World Cultures (Americana Stage) Dunlaoighre, Dublin

More details go to

If you missed Nell Bryden’s last Today Fm performance you can catch it here:

Thank you all so much for your continued support of Nell and all of our acts here at GSPR, it is truly rewarding to watch our acts grow, because of your amazing support! Long may it last!

Linda xxx

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‘Mugger Dave have Immediately distinctive, powerfully tight and forceful music- Custom Made for Radio, expect to hear a lot more from Mugger Dave’ HOTPRESS

True to their belief in “loud and live”, Galwegian trio-Mugger Dave- recorded and mixed their own E.P with confidence in their experience, having rehearsed and gigged extensively since the formation of the band in 2007. 2008 started solidly for the band with a growing fan base, a performance on TG4’s Sile show, and inclusion on the IMRO 2008 Showcase tour. Their song, ‘My Life In Circles, was featured on the IMRO Showcase CD and distributed nationally with the Daily Star. The band are currently preparing for the release of their debut album, “What’s She Doing Here? Prior to that they release their Single Got A Lot On My Mind and are currently embarking on a nationwide tour playing such venues as The Roisin Dubh in Galway, and Cyprus Avenue in Cork and other venues Nationwide. Already receiving massive airtime on the back of ‘Got A Lot On My Mind’, the likes of Phantom FM, RTE, Beat FM, WLRFM, LIVE95 and many more are starting to take notice of this band.  Additional tour dates have been added below! do not miss this band live!

Upcoming Gigs:

August 7th In The Turks Head in Dublin (Headline)

August 10th in Eamonn Dorans in Dublin (New Band Showcase)

August 15th ’The Cellar Bar’, Derry, Northern Ireland

August 21st in Mullarkeys bar in Clifden

September 14th in The Roisin Dubh in Galway (Headline)

Wayne Brennan on TV3


YouTube - TV3 Ireland AM Wayne Brennan Make You Smile

Nell Bryden gets on RTE 1 and BBC 2 playlists!

NELL BRYDEN -has what is takes- or so the summer release of her fabulous new album is proving!

Album and single release –“WHAT DOES IT TAKE”– out NOW
 Distributed by RMG. Released by 157 Records NYC.

NELL BRYDEN was recently added to Irelands biggest radio playlist RTE Radio 1, within a week following, she was became- THE ONLY INDEPENDENT ARTIST TO BE ADDED TO THE BBC2 PLAYLIST– alongside The Script, Paolo Nutini, Fleet Foxes, a-ha, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles & Bat For Lashes. Bryden causing quite a stir in the press last year when she funded her career with a Milton Avery painting she found in her attic- which she brought to Sotheby’s to auction off for thousands of dollars! Instead of depositing her good fortune in the unruly stock market, she poured it into her music career-Circling the globe, building a passionate following for her Americana-Country-Soul hybrid sound. Four major International tours in the last 12 months (totaling almost 500 in just over 2 years, including a tour with KT Tunstall, The Counting Crows and impromptu sets with well known Irish acts-Damien Dempsey, Cathy Davey, MUNDY, Mick Flannery, DUKE SPECIAL & Declan O’Rourke), and Bryden is already tipped as being one to watch. Nell was also named Best Unsigned Artist of 2008 on Hits Daily Double. Her single “Second Time Around” earned her a Top 40 in the Official Irish Charts and received weekly radio plays across Ireland & The UK. (Including Terry Wogan’s Radio 2 show in the UK & RTE Radio1). It was “Song of The Week” on Today FM. And was then featured in one of Ireland’s most well known compilations CEOL (09) CD, featuring along side Glen Hansard, Duke Special, Mick Flannery and other well known Top Irish Acts.


Nell was also interviewed on BBC Breakfast TV show (with other special guests such as Enrique Iglesias, GOK WAN and Daniel Craig) upon her return from IRAQ, where she entertained the troops and boosted morale. Nell was then invited onto Ireland’s biggest TV SHOW “The Late Late Show” with Pat Kenny alongside ENYA & Pete Doherty. She has had features in lifestyle and music magazines such as CHOICE magazine, Social & Personal Magazine, UNCUT, Q & WORD along with TV slots on BBC, RTE, TV3, Channel 6, Buzz TV & URMUZIC. Nell also recently went back to IRAQ for her 2nd tour, where the Award winning documentary maker SUSAN COHN ROCKEFELLER (of the Rockefeller dynasty in the USA) commissioned a team of filmmakers to go with Nell and make a documentary on the Tour. This is currently being edited with a view to be released in the fall.


Her album WHAT DOES IT TAKE is produced by Grammy-winning producer- David Kershenbaum (Tracy Chapman, Tori Amos, Joe Jackson).  David was so excited to be working with Nell and claimed “He hadn’t been this excited about an act since Tracy Chapman!” The Counting Crows guitarist Dave “IMMY” Immergluck- also plays on the album. With a bevy of industry tastemakers and major Irish, British and American labels at each show she plays, Nell is simply the most talked about and sought after new artist of 2009. Nell has built this buzz the old-fashioned way: word-of-mouth endorsements of her live show. She has been deemed as one of the British Isles and indeed Ireland’s next breaking act. What does it take- well lets just say, she has what it takes!



Quotes & praise:



“Nell Bryden is practically Irish now- She releases her album -What Does It Take- and what an album- ‘WOW’- Not only do I love listening to Nells music but I love watching Nell perform- her album is brilliant and Nell’s shows are NOT TO BE MISSED!” –Pat Kenny RTE Radio 1 (Currently Playlisted on RTE1)


“The album, with its rich layers of blues, country, modern-Dixie and jazz is guaranteed to leave a lasting memory on anyone who hears it. It is already, for my mind, the Must Have album of the year” –Patrick Horan


“In her circa 1950s cocktail frock and killer heels Nell takes bluegrass, jazz and country, mashes it up and belts it out. She can play, has a voice to die for, writes great songs and I am starting to think I hate her. Too much talent should not be allowed.” –Janice Long BBC Radio 2


‘Nell’s extraordinary voice will draw you in and make you an instant fan’ Chris Hawkins BBC6

‘An album of jazz torch singer style, and Patsy Cline heartache.  Her vocal versatility is supported by consummate songwriting skills… Think of a female Nick Lowe with a better voice. ‘ Nigel Williamson UNCUT

‘An eclectic collection, it takes in country blues, Dixieland Jazz and her warm, rich voice even shows a touch of the Roberta Flacks’ Q Magazine

‘The Country Blues of Up-and-Coming Brooklyn born Nell Bryden was worth the trip alone and I think Nell is one to be watched’ – The Hitsheet

“Nell Bryden is just wow!” The Ian Dempsey Show Today FM

Nell’s Gigs in Ireland:


26 Jun 2009 20:00
The Pavilion, Cork

30 Jun 2009 20:00
Whelan’s, Dublin

18 Jul 2009 20:00
The Stables, Mullingar

31st July Le Cheile Festival with MUNDY

1 Aug 2009 17:00
Cork X Southwest Festival, Skibereen

2 Aug 2009 17:00

29th Aug Festival of World Culture

And Mick Flannery Support in May, June & July around the country.


This is taken from a very brilliant record industry site




By Raj Singh

For NARIP’s “Maximum Music Distribution”


The following ten tips come from mobile music marketing expert Raj Singh who joins three other experts at NARIP’s “Maximum Music Distribution: Physical, Digital & Mobile” program on Thu, June 4 in San Francisco.  We will discuss how to combine the best of these three distribution methods for maximum coverage, sales and success. To get more details and register now for NARIP’s event, click here.


1. Build a Mobile Landing Page

Making your content available from your own site or your “new” mobile site is the most direct way to distribute. Previously, this was a painful process because of the massive browser fragmentation but since browsers have improved significantly, building a simple XHTML Web page and integrating some phone detection using WURFL ( or DotMobi is a much easier process. In addition, since most phones support MP3 and JPG, codec fragmentation is no longer a concern. And if you wanted to put it behind a payment, see Billing Revolution (, they offer a simple way to integrate carrier or credit card billing behind your mobile landing page.


2. Distribute Via Web 2.0 Mobile Distribution Portals


Numerous sites can distribute your mobile content. Most are free and they enable you to charge for your content, only taking a small revenue-share. Many of them offer widgets as well so users can embed a mobile content distribution widget into their own Myspace page etc. For ringtones or wallpapers, see Myxertones, SendMeMobile, ToneThis and Phonezoo. For games, see Greystripe and Hovr.


3. License Your Content For Redistribution


Instead of distributing the content yourself, you can license it to others for promotion in their catalogs which typically already have massive placement in carrier and handset portals. There are numerous leading mobile content portals including Jamster, Thumbplay, Mobilstreams, Zingy and so forth.


4. Distribute Via Prepaid Content Cards


Playphone and a number of other inComm customers develop prepaid content cards that are sold in retail. Consumers purchase the branded prepaid content card in retail and then redeem the content by entering a URL into their phone and typing-in the redemption code located on the back of the card. These cards are often target consumers who do not have a credit card and thus cannot buy online or are prepaid mobile subscribers and thus cannot buy through the carrier billing system.


5. Partner With Retail Directly


BestBuy, Carphone Warehouse and others are beginning to offer storefronts in-store which are accessed through kiosks. Early data has shown that these kiosks have been extremely effective in selling digital mobile content via Bluetooth or cable.


6. Distribute Through Carriers


This is the most obvious and traditional approach but it has many challenges. Partnering with carriers typically requires a longer business development process; however, once your content is on the portal, revenue is almost guaranteed. You can’t beat the exposure of the on-deck carrier portal. FYI, there are some developed programs for getting content onto carrier portals – see the developer programs of each carrier. 7. Put It on Phone Memory


It’s almost unusual to find a higher-end phone today that doesn’t have some kind of phone memory slot, usually micro-SD. Sandisk, Kingston and others are now distributing mobile content from their phone memory. Again, since these are rather new initiatives, this is a great time to jump-in early.


8. Put It On SIM Cards


Like our phone memory buddies, SIM card manufacturers are now also including mobile content. See companies like Gemalto and SST.


9. Distribute Via Handset Manufacturers


Probably one of the hardest paths if it’s purely music content but it’s not unusual to have content or content subscriptions distributed with a phone purchase. Nokia and SonyEricsson have sold a number of phones preloaded with content. Long business development cycle but huge wins if you can make it happen.


10. App Portals Galore


Most app portals don’t distribute ringtones directly but many app portals contain apps developed by third parties that distribute mobile content. For example, the FunMobility or Moderati applications on Verizon are effectively portal apps. Find these apps, contact these folks and they offer yet another way to distribute your mobile content.


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About Raj Singh


Raj Singh is a mobile industry veteran who has worked in all aspects of mobile over the past 10 years. Currently, Raj is Vice President of Business Development for Skyfire, a mobile browser that supports the full Web including Flash 8,9, Javascript and Quicktime. Most recently, Raj consulted Dell Mobile and assisted with their global SMS and WAP strategy. Prior to Dell, Raj co-founded venture-funded Veeker, NBC’s mobile video citizen journalism service and boot-strapped ToneThis, CNET’s top ringtone creation product. Raj has also worked in product management, engineering, strategy and consulting roles for Kodak Mobile, Cellmania, MobiTV, PlayPhone, Tellme, Hungama Mobile and Antenna Software. Raj’s personal projects include GameChalk, an SMS multi-player game service and Pubwalk, an LBS bar-hopping service. Raj is a mobile advisor to a number of companies including ChuckD Mobile, Movoxx, Oomble, Klicksports, Muse, Buzzd, Yojo Mobile, Textopoly and several VCs within the valley. Raj is a regular mobile writer and speaker including formal and guest-blogging for GotoMobile, O’Reilly Emerging Telephony and VisionMobile. Raj has made contributions to a number of mobile user and expert groups including the JCP, MMA and the Bluetooth SIG. For more information, please see raj at rajansingh dot com

How Elder Roche got his name.

Elder RocheHow Elder Got his name: Elder went on a weekend retreat a number of years back. While there, he was shown how to meditate, astral travel, and how to connect with his spirit animal by a powerful Shaman guide. (By the way his spirit animals are a bear, and a salmon. But he couldn’t get either name to work on stage). “Part of the workshop was designed to get us to connect with our natural surrounds, to appreciate and find our own comfort zone in nature. We were in a beautiful wooded area; I found a gnarly old tree, twisted and bare, except for its upper branches that were flowering, with small black berries. I loved its shape, and I sat there for hours underneath it in the shade”. It was at that time that the shaman approached Carl and instinctively bent down and put his hand on his head and he said “ELDER”. Carl, so affected by this experience, then went home and looked up everything he could about the tree, and fell in love with stories of Celtic Spirituality and Lore that surrounds it. Now, we now know him as Elder and in his performances we can really get a grasp of the old story telling styles of ancient folk lore characters. It is said that those born under the Elder sign are able to live and prosper under any conditions. The year ahead for ELDER ROCHE will see this talented songwriter receive the acclaim this album simply demands.



ELDERS single DIAMOND is currently out NOW! on iTunes. And it’s brilliant. 

For tour dates please confer to the MySpace page

RTE Playlisting & Nell Bryden playing in Whelan’s June 30th

Nell Bryden is continuing to woo audiances over this side of the Atlantic. RTE Radio 1 have playlisted her along with additional Radio promo dates in stire in June:

June 8th Phantom FM– on THE FRONT ROW- catch Nell perform her Chart Single Second Time Around @1pm!

June 12th catch Nell On iRadio Breakfast show- with Paul Byrne at 8am!

June 23rd on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show- on TODAY FM at 8am!

Catch Nell then at Whelan’s on June 30th.


Nell Bryden on Pat Kenny Radio 1 May 14th and Mick Flannery Tour support in June

Nell Bryden returns to Ireland to celebrate the release of her most brilliant album What does it take- out on May 15th.

She will be in various parts of the country watch out!


Nell’s upcoming Irish gigs and media tour:


14 May 2009            11:00           

Pat Kenny RTE Radio1 Interview (Live), Dublin

15 May 2009            22:00           

Newstalk (Radio Interview), Dublin

19 May 2009            13:30           

West Dublin Access Radio – hourlong special!, Dublin

19 May 2009            19:00           

BBC Radio Ulster with Ralph McClean, Belfast

19 May 2009            21:00           

Ruby Sessions            Dublin, Dublin

20 May 2009            10:15           

Dublin’s Country Mix – Lyndsey Dolan morning show, Dublin

21 May 2009            19:30           

Dublin South Radio with Brendan Hickey, Dublin

21 May 2009            20:00           

Clonmel – support for Mick Flannery, Clonmel Tipperary

22 May 2009            22:00           

WLRFM- Roddie Cleere, Dublin

24 May 2009            15:00           

Dublin City Soul Festival, Dublin

5 Jun 2009            8:15           

Clare FM breakfast show with Conn           

5 Jun 2009            20:00           

Carlow – Mick Flannery, Carlow

6 Jun 2009            20:00           

Glor Arts Center, Ennis

12 Jun 2009            20:00           

The Thatch, Rahan, Rahan

13 Jun 2009            20:00           

Sky & the Ground, Wexford            Wexford

18 Jun 2009            20:00           

LAMB presents Go West!, London

19 Jun 2009            20:00           

The Riverbank, Wexford – Mick Flannery, Wexford

20 Jun 2009            20:00           

Thurles – with Mick Flannery, Thurles

26 Jun 2009            20:00           

The Pavilion, Cork, Cork

30 Jun 2009            20:00           

Whelan’s, Dublin, Dublin

18 Jul 2009            20:00           

The Stables, Mullingar, Mullingar

1 Aug 2009            17:00           

Cork X Southwest Festival, Skibereen, Skibereen

2 Aug 2009            17:00           

Castlepalooza            Castlepalooza

Dublin City Soul Festival


This is one festival that guarantees to deliver. Dublin City Soul Festival in association with IMRO is proud to present the world’s brightest ‘Rising Stars’ for you to enjoy!

Following an exhaustive global search for the world’s very best up and coming original artists ‘Dublin City Soul Festival’ have posted the Top 100 ‘Rising Stars’ entries to its website,

The event, designed to showcase the wide range of talented unsigned artists on the Island of Ireland and beyond has attracted hundreds of entries from around the globe and has even received entries from many Countries including; Belize, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Togo and the United States. Festival Founder & CEO, Chris Maher says: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the high standard of entries, in particular from the island of Ireland. There are a huge amount of talented unsigned artists across Ireland and beyond and we feel privileged to be able to present them for the world to listen to and enjoy as part of the 3rd annual Dublin City Soul Festival”.

The festival, which takes place from Thursday May 21st to Sunday May 24th will see the streets, bars & café’s of Dublin come alive with hundreds of real musicians over the course of the festival and promises to provide much needed reasons to be cheerful. Members of the public can now listen to the fantastic and varied selection of top quality entries from around the world and vote for their favourites. The top acts will then perform for free in the festival club (further details to be announced) and at a special showcase event in a secret location in the heart of Dublin City.