How to start planning for your music career in 2019

If you’re starting to look ahead to 2019 and making plans for your music, and resolutions to build on what you did in 2018, booking in for a free discovery call with Noble and Wild founder Sarah Lay may be a good first move.

The free call – which can be by phone, Skype or Zoom – will give you time with Sarah to go over where you’re at with your music and what you’d like to achieve in the next 12 months. Maybe you want to release a single or album, get some coverage or hear your songs on the radio, or perhaps you’re already gritting your teeth about another year of Facebook posts that reach no-one but feel obligatory. Or maybe you don’t know what you want to do – you just want to make music, and reach people who like it enough to buy and support you to do more.

With years of experience running a record label, putting on shows, managing artists, and working as a music journalist and PR Sarah can help you focus on the steps you need to take for success. Whether that’s learning a trick so those Facebook posts have a purpose, or knowing what you need to put in your press pack to get journalists to take a listen, or wondering what you need to do to command a fee for your gig efforts, or maybe you’re thinking about finding a manager to help you to the next stage with your music but aren’t sure of the pros and cons – Sarah can help guide you to success through sharing her experience across the industry in all of these areas and more.

Our calls and services – and Sarah’s ethos overall – is about helping you as an independent or DIY musician to keep creative control while moving toward your success. Whether you want to be signed by a label or are keen to go it alone Sarah will share practical steps and support you to get there.

What others say

Having worked with Sarah at Reckless Yes, the label through which Chorusgirl released second album Shimmer and Spin in 2018. Sarah worked with the band (alongside label co-founder Pete Darrington) on releasing the record on vinyl, CD and digital; planning a UK tour; and working with butilikeyou PR on a print, online and radio campaign while Sarah supported on social media planning.

“Highly recommend Sarah Lay – from our own experience, she’s absolutely excellent at mentoring, advice and inspiration!” – Silvi Wersing, Chorusgirl

Many Reckless Yes artists have used Snug Recording Company, a studio in Derby, including Grawl!x, Unqualified Nurse Band, Pet Crow, and Mighty Kids. Sarah has also worked with them on podcast recording.

“Having worked with indie record label Reckless Yes on various releases, we know that Sarah who co-runs the label is a total goldmine of information on all things PR, press and DIY (mainly because they’ve supported their artists to experiment and they know what works and what didn’t).” – Snug Recording Co.

Book now

There’s no obligation to take up Noble and Wild services off the back of the call and there’ll be no hard sell – if we think we can help you we’ll let you know but the calls are offered to help you focus first and foremost. Book your call here.

Already know where your music career focus is in 2019?

We’re running some workshops to help you get set up for success. Run as small group workshops Sarah will be sharing her skills and knowledge and there’ll be plenty of time for you to ask questions and get the answers specific to what you’re trying to do. We run day and evening sessions around the UK to fit around your other commitments, discounts for more than one member of a band to attend, and all our workshops currently have 50% off – bonus!

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If you’d like to find out about other ways to work with Sarah – including social media marketing, PR and plugging services, or our bespoke packages tailored to you – check out our services page or book in for a free 15 minute discovery call.


Sarah Lay

I'm the founder of We Are Noble and Wild, co-founder of independent record label Reckless Yes, an artist manager, music journalist, PR and author.
I'm a fan of black coffee, the west coast of Scotland, crows, conversations and connections. I'm in love with possibilities.

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