When I started my music career I was scared and afraid of what people would think about my music. I was told that my music is bad and trash and that it shouldn’t have been created. But then I came to the conclusion that being a musician comes with struggles and pain that only a few sets of people are able to withstand. In this story, I will be adding new things to show my journey in this big world called the music industry.
My second music post was fairly “easy” for me to write; so I thought I should give myself a bit of a challenge and touch on stronger feelings and emotions that are sometimes harder for us to handle – Love, Hatred, and Pain.
Ok, so you have your music on Spotify. But you notice that your numbers aren't quite what they should be. Not many people are following you or you aren't getting much traffic. Well let's start by breaking a few things down:
One of the most frightening things for musicians putting their music out in the world is… well… putting music out into a world full of people, some of whom are of the mind that music should be free for everyone to use without a thought of paying the musicians who create the music.
I've been singing ever since I could remember. When I was happy, I'd sing. When I was sad, I'd sing. When I was lonely, I'd sing. I never got formal training from a private teacher, but I did get training through music class and choir. My music teachers have been amazing and an integral part of my development as a musician. I've sang with a few choir teachers and professors, and I've learned so much about my voice, and what I can do with it. Something that wasn't always talked about, however, was vocal health.
Music bands have been around for decades, but they all started somewhere. Once they get more experience and become popular, you see them on the big stage in front of big crowds playing perfectly. The truth is they weren't always like this, a lot of bands started at someone's house. There's someone right now who wants to start a band, but doesn't know-how. There are simple steps you can take to start that band today. After you read this and start making your dream band can become a reality.
My name is Kate Pavli, and I am a Rock artist called Finding Kate based in London. I moved to London when I was just 17 to pursue my career in music, and along the way I have experienced a lot within the music industry.
The major scale is essentially the building block of all Western music as we know it. It is the foundation in music from the classical artists of Mozart and Beethoven to the pop stars of Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran today. And while there are many other scales in music, many are derived and can be built by some variation of the major scale. But, what exactly is the major scale, and how is it formed?
Many brides fear that a vendor; typically DJ's, photographers, or videographers, will cancel on them last minute. It's for good reason, I as a DJ, have gotten many day-of wedding calls from brides whose DJ cancelled on them or didn't show. I can rarely help them because I am typically doing an event already. Here are some things you can do to prevent this from happening. Of course there's no guarantee your DJ won't cancel, but these steps will protect you if they do and prevent them from cancelling.
Paradise was one of the first tracks I finished for my album. It really encapsulated the sound I'd been trying to get at for a long time and was my first release. This is the story of how it came together.
Something I get asked as a songwriter ALL the time is: 'How do you write a song?!' Non-writers are FASCINATED by this process, but writers also ask me this question a lot, because there's always something we can be sharing and learning from one another. Something I do regularly is breakdown the latest pop song I love, and see what the chord progressions are... listen to a review of a track to see how it was made (e.g. Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" supersmash writing process was SO easy, but still had a process!) and it MAJORLY impacts my writing. You’ll also hopefully see that writing isn’t as daunting as it sometimes seems; it can actually be fun and easy!