The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is regular audio show and podcast which has been running since May 2008.
Some of the shows preview the artists due to appear at Liverpool Acoustic’s live music events.
The rest of the shows feature other musicians from the local scene as well as music from acoustic acts visiting the area.
Download the show
The show is available as a free mp3 which you can download directly from the link in the shownotes. Each show is also available to listen to online using the player on each shownotes page.
You can subscribe for free in iTunes and have each new show automatically downloaded direct to your computer. Just click on the ‘Add to iTunes’ link below.
You can receive notice of each new show via RSS by clicking the link below.
You can receive the shownotes for each new show via email – just add your email address into the box below, click to subscribe, fill in the CAPTCHA, then keep a look out for a verification email (it might get caught in your spam folder).
Click ‘Spotlight‘ in the menu above to see an archive of current and previous shows.
How to submit music
Please don’t send any more than two tracks.
The best way to share your music with us is by using SoundCloud. Send us a message with a link to a track that can be downloaded. Please include links to your other social media accounts too.
We can’t promise that we’ll be able to use every track that’s sent to us, but we will listen to them all. Extra information about you, your music and your websites would also be useful.
Since internet law is ambiguous, in large part due to the web’s international nature, we at the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight feel that it is very important to define our stance when it comes to intellectual property and its use in on-line media. We’ve given this matter much consideration and have composed the following terms, which we feel are fair to everyone involved. We hope that you feel that way, too.
Podcast refers to a specific type of broadcast, where the Work is incorporated into a file (which may contain one or more artists and/or other material) which may be played on a mp3 player, such as Apple’s iPod, or similar device by individuals who have downloaded the file. Podcasts may also be streamed or incorporated into a collective stream or feed for delivery purposes. In these cases, the completed file, or episode, will not be altered.
These terms may change or be otherwise modified. All submissions will fall under the terms effective at the time of being received. An announcement post will be made if/when there is a policy change.
The artist recognises and agrees to the following terms:
You are granting The Host permission to use the submitted content in their shows, make the shows available for download via their websites, stream via online radio broadcasts, or anything else allowed within the scope of our license agreement. The hosts’ show include, but are not limited to, the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight, the It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast, AMPed New Music Weekly, and the Made in the UK Show.
Submitted content will not be returned. The artist retains all rights to the content, which will not be used by The Host in any manner if the artist isn’t featured on any of the shows. Audio and video files may be made and used by The Host but, only with the artists consent. The Host owns the right to the media produced (i.e. podcasts, etc).
As such, the shows can be distributed as deemed fit, whether via downloads, streaming media or some other technological wonder that has yet to be invented. Audio files may not be used outside of this context without the expressed consent of the artist.
No royalties or fees will be paid to the artist (or collection company on their behalf – PRS, BMI, ASCAP etc) by The Host for the use of their content in the context of the already defined terms, neither in the present nor retroactively. This is a quid pro quo arrangement: free music in exchange for free publicity.
The artist has no creative control over the podcast. Once content is podcasted or otherwise archived, removal of said content is solely at the discretion of The Host. We will, however, negotiate in good faith ‘cos that’s the kind of guys we are.
The Host recognises and agrees to the following terms:
The Host will respect all Artist requests to terminate the Agreement, except if it applies to previously broadcasts or released podcasts. If asked to not use submitted material in future podcasts, we won’t.
The Host will respect the artistic integrity of the submissions. Content will not be altered apart from editorial purposes, such as using unmodified sections of a bio, or adjusting the size of an image file. Audio files will not be mashed-up, remixed, sliced, diced, distributed outside the context of the shows, except as outlined above and in our Agreement, or otherwise tampered with, unless given expressed permission by the artist.
The Host will respect the intellectual property rights of the artist.
The Host will link to at least one website for the artist. The host reserves the right to use affiliate iTunes, Amazon Mp3, and CD Baby links for the artists music and gig tickets unless requested otherwise. If music is available to buy direct from the artist The Host will always publicise that first.
If you require further clarification regarding any of these terms, please don’t hesitate to ask!
In essence, we love music, and if you want to give it to us to play on the shows, thats great. We’re promoting your wares to people who might not have heard you before, especially on the other side of the world. We will not ruin your tunes, it’s your music.
(Many thanks to Rowley Cutler from DarkCompass for allowing me to copy and adapt these terms and conditions.)