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About UseYourEars

UseYourEars is a South London based Music Portal aimed at musicians and music industry professionals. Its concept started in 2001 and has grown from a small internet experiment into a 13,000+ worldwide members list.

Our members range from songwriters, musicians, managers, producers, promoters, event organisers, teachers, composers etc.. right up to music listeners themselves. We then use our database to help network people together much like a contacts service. We also provide services to musicians via our network of contacts and have links to resources online.

Our aim is to help Stimulate Music and assist Creativity. UYE in the Press 1 2 3

Who is UseYourEars?

Virgilio Fino

Virgilio started playing guitar at the age of 10 and plays a variety of other musical instruments. He is a songwriter/composer and is a big Pink Floyd fan.

He speaks two languages (English & Portuguese), specializes in mobile technology, the Internet, Search engine optimization, fixing computers, working all night :o)

Occupations have included Price Waterhouse, The premium rate industry, web design, marketing & general technology consultancy.

Nathalie Plessis

Nathalie started playing Piano at the age of 4 in her native country of France. She speaks and writes in three languages (English, French & Portuguese) and has studied Business and Marketing.

She has experience in various areas of the music industry. She has worked in music video production and commissioning with a wide range of artists including, David Morales, Honeyz, Paul Van Dyke and Another Level.

At Rive Droite Music, she worked as A&R manager and as a song plugger. The company was involved in writing & producing worldwide hits for Cher, Kylie Minogue, Katherine Jenkins, Leann Rimes, Backstreet Boys, Clay Aiken and Faith Hill amongst many others. Her involvement in the songwriting/production process & her experience in publishing enabled her to develop further her creative skills & gain a good understanding of the music business.

Some of UseYourEars Music Associates

Precise Mastering -
Sam John runs Precise Mastering based in South West London near Streatham Common. They are a professional Online CD and Vinyl Mastering service and Sam has worked with top names in the industry but is also keen to help up and coming artists achieve a professional sound.

The Joint - Central London’s premier rehearsal facility at The Joint. Acoustically precise, air-conditioned ground floor studios all featuring natural light and custom-designed sound reinforcement. Also offering backline, storage, and pa hire. UseYourEars members qualify for a discount

Tech Music Schools - Tech Music Schools provide courses and tuition in Drumming, Vocals, Bass and Guitar and is amongst the best music schools we have come across. Visit their websites at Drumtech Vocaltech Guitar-X

Will Wilson - Will is a video game programmer and contributes with his amazing photography. Check out his photos on the Featured Bands page.

Elliot Chalmers
- An independant music Lawyer who contributes to our News Portal. members qualify for a free initial consultancy. Check out his site here.

Mike Andrews - Mike was Marketing Director at EMI and helps out with advice. He is also available for consultancy to members at a preferential rate. Visit Enable Music

Nick Feldman
- Nick was the Director of A&R at Sony Europe and helps out with advice as well as being on the lookout for new talent.

Annie Roseberry
- Annie was Head of A&R for the commercial label division at SONY/BMG. Annie helps out with artist development & advice.

Nina Naran
- Nina runs Media Bitch which represents and promotes individuals in art, fashion, media & entertainnment. Her clients include Storm Thorgerson.

Private and Confidential Music is based in the idyllic surroundings of Kingston-Upon-Thames. Their studio (Fairlight Mews Studio) is based around a Protools HD3 Accel rig and Logic Pro 7, and incorporates a large 30m2 live room with high ceilings and wooden floors along with a lovely Yamaha G2 Grand Piano (an acoustic piano that also transmits and receives midi). The studio is well suited towards Small Acoustic Ensembles, Vocal Sessions (including Small Choirs), Over-Dubs, and Mixing. Their normal rate for studio hire is £70 + VAT per hour, but as a special rate to ‘Use Your Ears’ members they are offering it for £50 + VAT per hour with the restriction that it must be a booking of a minimum 5 hours. Please book via ‘Use Your Ears’ to get these prices and an engineer is included in the cost. Producer available upon request (fee negotiable). Visit PnC Music.

Jennifer Tolley is a music photographer based in the West Midlands. She works for Kerrang Radio & Magazine, Barfly Birmingham, Salvo Magazine, Birmingham Evening Mail & Post, Overplay, MTV2. She is available to shoot any artist or band promo live or on location. Visit JHT Photography

Andy Fallon
is a Music photographer based in London. His Clients include Sony/BMG, Virgin Music, Atlantic, Mercury, Universal records and many more. Andy's editorial work can been seen in MOJO, NME, Spin magazine and The Guardian. A complete Art Direction package is available including a team of hair/make up and prop department. Visit

If you would like to become an associate of UseYourEars then please contact us.

Thanks to...

Paul Taylor at (for his technical knowledge), Mike Andrews at Enable Music, Tony Moore at The Bedford, David Stark at SongLink, Delphine Nizet at EMI UK, Will Wilson and Richard Powell at for photos, E.J.C.D. Oliveira for the video footage, Colin Simmons & Helen for all the help and lets not forget all our members and everyone else who we forgot to name.. You know who you are!

Demos and post to: Use Your Ears, PO BOX 52808, LONDON, SW11 2YU

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