Music and Business
The ins and outs behind one of the largest industries out there. Get ready to press "play".
- Top Story - July 2022
My mother told me early on that the only things that would hold me back from obtaining all that I desire, are the things that I allow.
- Top Story - June 2022
5 Tips for New Music Journalists
I run a music publication, you may have seen it here on Medium, called Modern Music Analysis. I’ve collected quite a few writers, views, followers, etc. I’ve been doing this music journalism thing for a little while and have learned a lot in my time doing it. I’m going to keep this short and sweet because there are many convoluted ways to go about it, and that’s not what will keep you in business. Here are five tips for budding music journalists:
How I Became a Kmusic Fan?
As a 28-year-old who's new to all this, how did I get into Kmusic? I didn’t become interested in it until I heard this song playing in the background of a YouTube animation in 2019. The song had some English lyrics so I googled those. The song was called “POP/STARS” by K/DA. I then searched and found it on Spotify. Let me tell you, I played that song WAY too many times, over and over. After that, Spotify started recommending Korean artists to listen to. It was at that moment, I found SuperM. Their first mini-album wasn’t released yet. So I watched all the trailers/teasers on YouTube. (First Impression/Reaction to these coming soon) I practiced learning the members’ names as well. All of this was so new to me but I wanted to get their names right. Their individual video concepts and visual effects/editing blew my mind. Korean music videos have so much going on. It makes me want to re-watch the videos again and again. Jopping came out a few days later and it was my jam for weeks. I loved the choreography, their vocals, styling, visual effects; pretty much everything. The whole video attacked and slapped me in the face. Unfortunately, I’ve never been to a Kpop concert. I hope to go to one after Covid is over. I really want it to be SuperM or SHINee/Taemin concert. Because of SuperM, I have found other K-artists/groups to listen to.
The Grammys: 7 facts you might not know
Sunday 14th March 2021 sees the 63rd annual Grammy Awards being held in an undisclosed building in Los Angeles. Unlike previous years, there will be no live audience and a masked crew. To celebrate Music's Biggest Night, we reveal seven facts you might not have known about the awards ceremony...
BUILDING A FAN BASE AS A MUSIC PRODUCER
There are many things that music producers think about while on their musical journey. Subjects like how to create better beats, how to network, how to mix and record better, etc, are all things that of course will help you in your craft. One thing that goes overlooked as a music producer is how to build a fan-base. The assumption is that if you build your brand big enough, that fans or your tribe will come, which has truth to it, but lets talk more about ways to be more intentional and make it happen.
The music trend we never saw coming...
I’m sure by now we’ve all read Kanye’s tweets surrounding the mishaps in the music industry and the insanity that is major label record deals. If not, stop what you’re doing. Read the tweets.
Ready to get your music out to everybody in the world? Looking to conquer the charts and climb to musical success? Well let’s figure out how to distribute your music to the masses!
Streams vs Sales
So let’s dive right in and say of course sales can be more profit than streams as far as a cost to consumer. But let’s also keep in mind the vast difference in gaining a stream versus gaining a sale. As of right now, the streams to sales ratio on a single song is as follows:
Introducing Consci Music
Six months ago, the world that we live in, changed. For the first time in our lifetime, the chaotic rhythm of everyday life was interrupted and put to a rather dramatic stop. Millions around the world became confined to their homes, and while social isolation can be detrimental, for music, it doesn’t have to be. As the world began to realize itself, Consci Music was born.
Artist Interview: KOMB
To kick off the Artist Interviews series I was lucky enough to get some answers from the man Karl Lane (a.k.a Komb). He’s a producer/composer/musical all-rounder with a love for everything from orchestral and classical music to post-rock and heavy metal.
Strategies for Beginners to Promote Music Videos on YouTube
Do you know how many great artists have started their career from YouTube? One of them is Justin Bieber, who was very young when he began to share his art with others. He was doing covers of famous songs, and step-by-step he started to promote music videos on YouTube. One of his first uploads is the cover of Chris Brown’s song, which he posted 12 years ago.
Best Musical Talents Ever Predicted To Rise As Stars Over The Next 10 Years
Today’s music industry is like nothing we have seen or had available to us before. With a plethora of excellent music sites dedicated to giving musical talent the chance to upload their music is rising. Talent scouts can no longer turn down potential stars because they personally do not see potential. This is because if someone’s music is popular across a certain genre, it is undeniable thanks to likes, comments, downloads, and music sharing.