Yesterday was the official release date for Joji's studio album, Nectar. This completes the drop of 88rising's Holy Trinity, following Rich Brian's August EP 1999 and NIKI's Moonchild from earlier this month. For many Asians across the globe, 88rising is the Crazy Rich Asians of the music industry. I still remember how stoked I was when I watched the promo video “Head In The Clouds: a midsummer night’s dream” for the label’s first compilation album. There was something undeniably fresh and unique about the music and the visuals. In the online Asian community, attending the Head In The Clouds Music And Arts Festival has become #goals, and many of us streamed Asia Rising Forever for comfort amidst the pandemic. Coming from a culture that is traditionally rooted in academics, there is something particularly inspiring about seeing an all-Asian concert lineup in North America. For the first time, Asian artists have an opportunity to be taken seriously and given a spotlight in the mainstream media.
Music is an integral part of life, without it the world would be a mere echo of sadness which stands upon the shoulders of those who remember the sweet melodies that once calmed their souls, without the musicians who make the music we lose something as important as life itself, how many times has a song lifted your spirits, made you cry or feel something, anything at all?
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:
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DJ Yoyo has been successful in creating a long lasting brand not only through his work as a DJ but also as an entrepreneur who knows what people all around the world want to see when they open their cell phones.
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.
The 70s, 80s and the 90s are the most prolific and legendary eras when it comes to music. Each decade was the beginning of something new. This was the first time in music where we could see a direct correlation of progress in production. Political situations such as Reaganomics, the crack/cocaine epidemic, and the Gulf War also influenced the progression and direction that music took. So great bands, musicians, record labels, and producers birthed some of the most iconic sounds that can still be heard in music today in 2020.
“This is about music being a lifeline to so many, a way out of a bad situation, a way to provide for their families, a way to find themselves in a creative manner (whether they be the writer or the listener), a way to just use all of your talents at one time simply saying how you feel about yourself and things around you. That's true music and the beauty of it.... that is why I write.” - Music is... by Clayton Headd.
Though one of the largest streaming services in the world, Spotify, has millions of listeners across the globe, the company has come under fire in recent years. Typically speaking, Spotify utilized a money-pool approach to paying artists. Ultimately, artists who generated the most plays would receive the largest payouts from Spotify.
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.
Is there ageism in the Kpop community??? I define ageism as people who are treated negatively or unjustly because of their age.
In 2014, childhood friends Sander van Dijck and Thorwald van den Akker founded to provide artists with something that they felt no label had ever truly offered them: full creative control and freedom.