Work with us
You’ve been working away on your music and you’re ready to unleash it on the world. But no matter how many Facebook posts you do your Bandcamp sales don’t clock up. You’ve sent a hundred emails to every blog you can find but you’ve had no reply. Hours spend on festival applications but there’s no summer fun in the diary for you. Should you start an email list or order more merch? Did that promoter pay enough to cover petrol and how did that other band get such great playlisting?
We’ve worked across the music industry as an independent record label, artist manager, live promoter, journalist, PR and musicians. We know how hard it is to be an independent musician and we’re here to help. We can support you to create and distribute your best music, connect with an audience who want to buy and share your songs, get coverage online, in print and on the radio, and earn a living from what you do.
Are you ready?
Unfortunately we can’t work with everyone. We’re looking for independent artists who are ready to take their career to the next level – whether that’s your first gig, or your tenth release and getting it to bigger audiences.
“Having worked with Sarah for a number of years now all I can say is it’s been a blast. Sarah’s honest creativity and diligence has paved the way for some glorious projects and hopefully more to come.” – Chris Helme (The Seahorses)
Ways to work with Noble and Wild
If you need an extra pair of hands to help you with your next release or get set up so you’re ready for the next step we have a number of ways we can work with you. We particularly love to work with womxn artists and others who are under-represented in the industry and may struggle to get their voice and music heard. If this is you – please get in touch and let’s find a way to work together!
PR can be a gamble – you can pay out a lot of money and not see much back for it even when your music is great and your PR is working a strong contacts book hard.
We take on that risk for you by offering music PR to print and online on a commission basis. You pay a lower upfront fee, and then commission on the coverage you actual get, rather than a set higher fee with no guarantees. Our packages are tailored to you to make sure we’re targeting the right publications and if you’re on a budget you can cap the commission so you don’t overspend even when things go brilliantly.
Get in touch for a chat about your next release or tour and see how we can best support you.
“Sarah was fantastic at targeting the right writers and blog owners for our music, which meant we got more coverage than we’d ever had before.
“She didn’t just fire out a press release to everyone and hope for the best, she instinctively knew what type of coverage would work best for us.
“She kept us in the loop at every stage of the campaign and we’d definitely utilise her skills and relationships on any future musical projects.” – The Hudson Super Six
Social media and streaming
Social media offers a great way to connect with those who like your music, and build an audience ready to buy your releases and come to your shows. Some artists take to it naturally but need extra support to manage their accounts as things grow, while others feel uncomfortable using it and only force themselves to do it when they have to.
Whichever camp you fall into we can help – from reviews of your current profiles to make sure you’ve got everything in place to day-to-day management of the accounts so you can focus on the bits you do love and need time for (like, you know, making and playing music).
Get in touch for a chat about your social media and see how we can best support you.
Artist development sessions
In just an hour session we can help you work out what success looks like to you, where to put your focus to get there, and what you need to help you. Or – if you’ve got a question about an aspect of promotion, or running your band, we can use this session as training and knowledge sharing to help you pick up new skills.
If you need a bit more time and to plan out your next moves then our half-day face-to-face session can work well to sift through all the possibles and set a course for the things which are going to find you success.
An hour-long phone / video call session starts at £30. Half-day sessions start from £200. Get in touch to have a chat about how we can best support you and your music.
“Highly recommend Sarah Lay – from our own experience, she’s absolutely excellent at mentoring, advice and inspiration!” – Silvi Wersing, Chorusgirl
Support for independent record labels
It’s all about collaboration not competition – with experience in A&R, artist management, and campaigns at her own label Sarah Lay can offer this expertise to other independent labels in order to better support their roster of artists.
Whether it’s getting online presence updated or you’re looking to reach new audiences through coverage online or airplay, or you need a critical friend for advice on distribution or artist development – we can help you to help your artists find success. Get in touch to find out more.