Music is what you make it


‘Asking for Trouble’ Debut Album by Dan Bettridge

On July 6th one of Trackd’s first ever artists ‘Dan Bettridge’ will release his debut studio album ‘Asking For Trouble’.  Songs that feature on the album were first ideas that were laid down by Dan on Trackd, the songs were penned in Wales in his songwriting cabin and then subsequently developed with his producer Charlie


“I’m Floating in a Most Peculiar Way”: The Creation and Unexpected Success of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”

“I’m Floating in a Most Peculiar Way”: The Creation and Unexpected Success of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” On May 12th, 2013, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield brought the vivid imagery of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” lyrics full circle when he posted his performance of the song on YouTube. Uploaded nearly 45 years after Bowie recorded the


Trackd artist Shimai release brand new EP

Introducing a brilliant Trackd artist called Shimai which is Japanese for ‘sisters’, with their mesmerising sibling harmonies and indie folk style. The duo have been playing live at various festivals and venues across the UK. Highlights include being support for 90’s band ‘Dodgy’, ‘Geoff Downes’ of ‘The Buggles’ and ‘Asia’ also featuring on the recent rock n’


Happy 50th Anniversary Trident Studios!

“Hey Jude”, “Brown Sugar” and “Space Oddity” happened because of this day 50 years ago.   On this day, March 8th 1968, Trident Studios in London was born. My Dad, Norman Sheffield, having been frustrated by the working culture and technical limitations of studios at the time, decided to create his own alternative start up


Stepping Up: An Examination of the 2018 Grammys and How to Achieve Gender Equality in The Music Industry #TrackdLongform

Stepping Up: An Examination of the 2018 Grammys and How to Achieve Gender Equality in The Music Industry In recent months there has been increasing discussion about the lack of female representation in various aspects of the entertainment industry. The worlds of  film and television have both received significant criticism, while the music industry is


How to successfully enter the US for showcase festivals (or not)

With South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, fast approaching, some of the hottest emerging artists around the globe are preparing to head to the ‘live music capital of the world’ to perform at the largest showcase festival on the planet. Unfortunately, it has become apparent in recent years that not all bands invited to