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Ghost of Samantha | Music Web Design by Electric Kiwi

The Ghost of Samantha Website Launch

by Ross Barber

I recently had the pleasure of working with Samantha Grint aka The Ghost of Samantha on her new website. Samantha is the sister of Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, and is an upcoming singer/songwriter with influences including Kate Nash, The Pixies and Marina & the Diamonds. It’s been a pleasure working with her and I’m predicting great things for her. At such a young age she has already written some very witty tracks, and I’m sure there is plenty more to come!

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Queenlands Music Poster

Queenlands Music and Upcoming Projects

by Ross Barber

I was recently approached on Twitter by ambient musician, Reece Wellington aka Queenlands to design a poster to accompany his upcoming release ‘How Long Does it Take?’

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Social Media

Using Twitter to Promote Music Online

by Ross Barber

Social media is a great way of connecting with fans, both new and existing. I can’t recall the number of artists I’ve found via Facebook and Twitter recently who I would now consider to be some of my favourites. When used well, these networks can enhance your audience’s experience and can turn your fans into ambassadors. When used badly? It can end up being a waste of time and you could risk alienating potential fans.

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Terra Naomi EU Tour

A European Tour, New Clients and the Future…

by Ross Barber

The last few months have been crazy, to say the least. I’ve met a lot of new and potential clients and I’m feeling positive about what the near future is holding. This post is really just to bring you up to speed on what I’ve been working on, what’s in the pipeline and also an opportunity for me to process and arrange my thoughts…or something like that. That’s what I’m sticking to, anyway!

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Spotify

Spotify & Facebook: The Oversharing Debate

by Ross Barber

I’ve recently been converted to Spotify. I love how easy it makes it to discover new music through apps such as Last.fm, and it’s related artist features. When I heard that it was going to become integrated with Facebook, I was excited at the prospect of finding new music via what my friends are listening to. I was curious to find out what other people thought of this and whether or not they use Spotify and Facebook in the same way.

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Music to My Ears: What I’ve Been Listening To

by Ross Barber

I wanted to take a step back from writing about the relationship between the Internet and music for a while, and instead just write about music by itself. After all, music is what I love, what I studied at university and ultimately why I started Electric Kiwi. There’s so many things that I love about music, but the two main reasons are how it makes me feel and how it can bring people together. The feeling of discovering a new artist and growing to love them is amazing but for me the feeling you can get when you introduce someone to an artist they haven’t heard before can be equally as satisfying.

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