Why the music video is an artform in its own right

It’s time to rethink what a music video is. It isn’t merely an adjunct to the track itself. It isn’t a necessary evil either that artists carry out to tick a box. It’s an opportunity to accentuate the meaning of the track and give it some visual punch. Imagine the scenario. You’re a new artist….

Lurine Cato to release Be Loved – new single

UK gospel songstress and MOBO award winner Lurine Cato has revealed her new single Be Loved, which drops next week. The track’s written by Lurine herself along with Ian Copeland Green who’s also on production duties and sees her taking a slightly different approach to the uptempo lead singles from her album Chosen to Serve….

#halflight is your new night time soundtrack

We’ve only gone and made another Spotify playlist. This one is very different to the hypeness of Gameface – our gaming playlist. It’s called #halflight and it was made specifically for those late nights when you want the music to reflect the mood. Yes, #halflight is downtempo but we’re not calling it a chillout playlist….

Sarah Téibo to release lead track from new album

MOBO nominee and Premier Gospel Award winner Sarah Téibo has taken the wraps off of what will be the first track from her second album. The song’s called Like a Child and plain and simple, this has ‘hit’ written all over it. We like the mid-tempo contemporary R&B sound expertly crafted by top producer GKID (he…

Anthony Brown grabs ten Stellar nominations

Somebody get Anthony Brown a new mantlepiece because there’s a chance he’ll be adding to his already bulging collection at this year’s Stellar Awards. The artist, who records with group therAPy, was himself making the nomination announcement for the awards in a Facebook Live broadcast. He was joined by Tasha Cobbs Leonard who also landed…

Our Ones to Watch for 2018

First announced on the UK Gospel Show on Premier Gospel this past Sunday, here are our picks for the artists you should be looking out for this year. Theon Theon is both very hard working and talented, which is a dangerous combination. Let’s break it down. He’s a singer, songwriter, producer and video director, which…

Sound Stories launches to write artist bios

The Sound Doctrine has launched a new service called Sound Stories to help artists tell the stories about the music they make and why they make it. Sound Stories gives artists access to a professional writer to draft their artist biographies for their websites and press kits. Biographies are an important asset for any artist…

Our top 10 UK gospel tracks of 2017

It’s been a great year for UK Gospel music in 2017 so it was a struggle to rank our faves. But we’ve done it and so here it is – first revealed on the UK Gospel Show on Premier Gospel, here’s our Top 10! 10. Sianny – Yaweh We featured Sianny in a #WeIntroduce feature…

Sharlene Monique is a triple JUMP Award winner

UK singer-songwriter Sharlene Monique did the unthinkable at the JUMP Music Video Awards by picking up three of the top prizes. The Sound Doctrine’s founder Jermaine Dallas presented the artist with her first award of the evening for Best UK Solo Female Video. She also went on to claim gongs for Best Inspirational Video and…

Seven epic music videos you HAVE to watch

To celebrate the JUMP Music Video Awards that take place on Saturday 21st October, here’s a list of some of our favourite videos that we think you should check out. 1. Ekklesia – Where You Are ft. Jaz Ellington This is a a clear cut example of what a music video can be if done…

Review: The Walls Group @ Oasis House, London

Do you ever listen to an album and think there’s no way vocals can sound that good in real life? That wasn’t the case with the Walls Group when they made their UK debut last night. As it was their first time on our shores, we didn’t quite know what to expect. Sure, their music…

IDMC sells out South London jazz club

Even by the choir leader’s own admission, Hideaway jazz club in Streatham took a huge gamble when they booked the venue for IDMC’s headline show. Yes, the choir is well known in gospel circles but Hideaway had never heard of them and neither had a lot of the venue’s regulars. There was a lot riding…