The music world is characterized by a blend of constants and continuous change; Beat examines the inside of the industry from recording studios to record labels, live performances, music streaming technology and beyond.
How To Properly Book Talent
An inexperienced talent buyer can wind up costing the small town festival thousands of dollars in potential revenue. If the buyer does not understand the basic concept of knowing your audience they will spend more paying the band than what they have made.
Covid and the Indie Artist
America's indie music scene is being ravaged by the COVID-19 virus. Live music venues remain closed, forced to cancel shows, or are closing permanently. It is not just venues closing, but also some recording studios and rehearsal facilities are closing as well. While some have found ingenious ways to incorporate live virtual performances, will it be enough or just a band-aid.
It's not a job they say but musicians still have to play
It's not a job. I wonder how he'll make ends meet. It's just a hobby. He will probably end up homeless. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Why You Should Live Stream
So you are a content creator and want to grow your fan base and reach more people but do not know where to start. Connecting with people and building relationships is the most important part of influencing others and sharing your creations with strangers. This sounds way easier than it may be though, so don't worry if it takes some time to build a following. If you want to have strangers come back to you and view more of your content you are going to need to connect with them and add value to their life. Unfortunately, we live in a world where people are selfish and don't want to help others. Knowing this we can build a strategy around helping people and make them feel like it is all about them.
Music Reflected in Urban Places
Tom Davenport (1978) 1provided a short narrative, "It Ain't City Music," purportedly to have covered or shown a brief look at the 1972 or 1973 National Country Music Festival Contest in Warrenton, Virginia. Instead, according to the craftsman's perspective, it showed clasps of discussions, interviews, meeting of companions, arrangement of melodic gatherings, or a short musical presentation focusing on the social idea of the occasion.
Cancelled American Music Festivals and the Impact on Food and Drink Vendors
At this point, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have a ticket from a cancelled event in 2020 that they’re holding on to for a rescheduled date. As some of the world’s biggest gatherings, music festivals had an impossible time of it last year, and some of them are struggling into this year.
Attention Music Writers: MTV Seeks to License Your Music!
For forty years, music fans have sung the "I Want My MTV" lyric from the famous Dire Straights song. Now it’s the music channel that wants something… your music!
How to Use YouTube to Promote Your Music
YouTube is one of the biggest search engines out there, and many people use it to find new music. If you want to grow your music career, you need to post on YouTube. You don’t have to post a video all of the time, but you can use it to post music videos and other content.
Sharing Your Music Collection
I have a large music collection , vinyl, CD and digital. Since I became a home worker I have taken to sharing what I am listening to on Instagram.
What Spotify Might Cost You
Spotify is a streaming music service that I have railed against on my blog Seven Days In , but people generally tell me that I am living in the past on this. I am not averse to the concept of Spotify but , as I see it , it is an impossible business model from the point of the producers, although Spotify themselves benefit hugely from it.
This is why Spotify is serious about podcasting
It’s hard being a music streamer. Not only are music rights complicated but it’s hard to find ways to properly compensate artists when there isn’t much money being made from every streamer. When Spotify went public, the world got a picture of how hard it is to make money in music streaming. Having a strong brand in the audio business, Spotify decided to venture into the podcasting business in hopes of better fortunes.
Be wary of the playlist
So, what's the harm in a playlist? Let me set the scene. You are a musician and you want plays. They pay like crap. So, you need a lot of them. Naturally, you're pretty eager to get some. You take what you can get. So you use your time and effort to apply to different playlists. Finding them manually or using sites like Submithub. As a musician, you're eager to get your music out there. So if someone approaches you with the promise of getting many plays, you take it. Right? I mean this is the age of the internet. Not exactly some dodgy man down an ally way. Maybe it's a fake account but you don't realize, you're in a rush. You've got tunes to make. One simple mistake. You don't even consider it.