Online Promotion, Web Management and Social Media

Steven Wilson is is a Grammy nominated English musician and producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently a solo artist, he is best known as the founder, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the band Porcupine Tree, but is also a member of several other bands and has worked with artists such as Opeth, King Crimson, Pendulum, Jethro Tull, XTC, Yes, and Anathema.

Since 2012, Crystal Spotlight has worked closely with Steven Wilson to deliver engaging quality content through his website and social media channels. We have assisted in promotional campaigns for three studio albums to date with SW – 2013’s ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing’, 2015’s ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’ and 2017’s ‘To The Bone’.

Photo credit – Lasse Hoile


Web Design, Management and Social Media

Dream Theater is a multi grammy award nominated American progressive rock band formed in 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts. As of 2017, Dream Theater have sold over 10 million records worldwide.

Dream Theater approached Crystal Spotlight in the summer of 2017 to overhaul the band’s online presence. In September 2017, we launched a modern, responsive, content packed website for the band that brings together their wealth of material to create a deep, immersive experience for the new or experienced fan.

Crystal Spotlight also manage Dream Theater’s online channels to generate engaging, quality content for their dedicated fanbase.

Photo credit – Lasse Hoile


Web Design, Video Production and Social Media

Derek Dick, better known by his stage name Fish, is a Scottish singer-songwriter, who achieved prominence as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Marillion from 1981 until 1988. Since departing Marillion, Fish led a successful solo career, with a new album expected to be released in 2018.

Fish approached Crystal Spotlight in the summer of 2017 to overhaul his online presence, which included a redesign of his online store. In November 2017, we launched his new site and store, which was received very positively by his dedicated following on social media.

Crystal Spotlight also assist Fish with video production and social media services.


Social Marketing, Video Production

King Crimson are an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history of which 21 musicians have been members; since January 2017 it has consisted of Robert Fripp, Jakko Jakszyk, Tony Levin, Mel Collins, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin and Jeremy Stacey. Fripp is the only consistent member of the group, and is considered the band’s leader and driving force. The band has earned a large cult following.

Since 2016, Crystal Spotlight have worked closely with King Crimson and their label DGM Live to deliver engaging quality content throughout their social media channels. We have also assisted with video production for the band, producing the band’s official video for their cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’.

Photo credit – DGM Live


Web Management, Social Media and Tour Visuals

Ian Scott Anderson, MBE is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull.

Crystal Spotlight began working with Ian Anderson in 2013 to create a new website for the legendary classic rock band Jethro Tull. The site was completed and launched in April 2013. We continue to closely work with Ian Anderson and his management to ensure his website and social media is updated with consistent quality content for their audience. Crystal Spotlight managed the online promotion for Ian Anderson’s solo album ‘Homo Erraticus’ released in April 2014. The album was Anderson’s most successful studio album ever, reaching no.14 on the UK album charts.

Photo credit – Carl Glover


Video Production, Website Design

Crystal Spotlight began working with German progressive rock label InsideOut Music in 2015, when we were tasked to create a series of music videos for The Mute Gods. Since producing these videos, we have maintained a great working relationship with the label.

We have created videos for many of InsideOut’s artists, including Haken, Frost*, Headspace, Nad Sylvan, Tim Bowness, The Mute Gods and more. We have also provided our web design services to several of their artists.


Website Design, Video Production

Snapper Music is an independent music label based in London. Crystal Spotlight began working with Snapper in 2013, when we were tasked to create a new web presence for their label imprint Kscope, a popular post-progressive rock label, home to Steven Wilson, Anathema, Tesseract and more.

Crystal Spotlight have a great working relationship with Snapper and we have provided new websites for their metal label imprint Peaceville Records and for alternative label Madfish.

Snapper have also taken advantage of our professional video production services on many occasions.


Website Design, Social Media

Originally founded in March 2004 by Rob Palmen as RPMP Agency, GlassVille Music is the umbrella company for GlassVille Management and GlassVille Records, as well as GlassVille Touring.

Crystal Spotlight designed and developed a new website for GlassVille Music, which launched in June 2014.

Crystal Spotlight continue an ongoing working relationship with GlassVille Music to promote their artists and activities.


Web Design, E-Commerce Development

In late 2016, Crystal Spotlight were commissioned to create a new website for critically acclaimed Swedish progressive metal band Pain of Salvation. Working in collaboration with the band’s frontman Daniel Gildenlow, we launched a new website and e-commerce store for the band in early 2017.

Pain of Salvation’s new web presence features fully responsive designs for both the main website and the store (also supporting ultra high resolution displays), dynamic audio and video streaming players, a lyrics archive, extensive social media integration and more!

Photo credit – Lars Ardarve


Web Management, Video Production

Musican, bassist, chapman stick extraordinaire, Nick Beggs is the mind behind The Mute Gods, prime architect of Kajagoogoo and live bass player for Steven Wilson.

Crystal Spotlight began working with Nick Beggs in 2015 to create a new website for his new band The Mute Gods, featuring Marco Minnemann and Roger King. The site was completed and launched in August 2015. Crystal Spotlight have also created a new personal website for Nick, which keeps his fans up to date with all of his activites. Nick also chose Crystal Spotlight to provide video production work for The Mute Gods, which involved the creation of several music videos.

Photo credit – Hajo Mueller


Website Design, Video Production

Tim Bowness is an English singer and songwriter primarily known for his work as part of the band No-Man, a long-term project formed in 1987 with Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson.

Crystal Spotlight worked closely with Tim Bowness to promote his critically acclaimed album ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’, released in June 2014. This included producing a state of the art website and a 3D animated music video for ‘The Warm-Up Man Forever’, the album’s lead single. ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’ reached #18 in the official UK Rock charts and #1 in Prog magazine’s July 2014 chart.

Photo credit – Charlotte Kinson


Website Design

Gazpacho are an art rock band from Oslo, Norway. Gazpacho’s music has been described by one critic as being “classical post ambient nocturnal atmospheric neo-progressive folk world rock”.The music has been compared to A-ha, Radiohead, Marillion and Porcupine Tree.

Crystal Spotlight worked with Gazpacho to relaunch their online presence early in 2014, to promote the band’s studio album ‘Demon’ released in March 2014. This included a brand new responsive website and an online store for the band to sell their albums and merchandise on. Crystal Spotlight again collaborated with the band to promote ‘Molok’, released in 2015.

Photo credit – Shirin Kasraeian