industry

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.

  • The Hive Collectif
    Published 3 days ago
    The Rise Of Female Producers

    The Rise Of Female Producers

    The Endgame has always been sex or some form of sexual favours at the end of production from male producers in the music industry as if being a female artist isn’t challenging enough. Though not all producers are the same the social trend has still seemed to stay constant with a large number of male producers, especially with those that work with young and upcoming female artists.
  • The Hive Collectif
    Published 16 days ago
    The Independent Struggle

    The Independent Struggle

    The new music business structure isn’t as simple as every artist makes it seem with the shift of more artists trying to strive for independence and neglect record companies or record deals; that simply isn’t the case when it comes to the African continent and its inhabitants. We would like picking apart the inequality and the marginal gap between the privileged and those less fortunate but that would take extensive research and funds to travel across Africa which we currently do not have the funds for and if we had to actively pursue the bottom line on how each African country conducts its music business we wouldn’t be able to get accurate information due to the lack of information being shared online.
  • S.E.Szwed
    Published 20 days ago
    The Kpop Experience: The Audition

    The Kpop Experience: The Audition

    Every Kpop fan has the dream to one day become a Kpop Idol and to be put into a group like BTS, Girls Generation, Seventeen, or BlackPink, but fans don’t quite understand the full process of becoming a full fledge idol. I will be sharing my person experience of what it was like to audition for a Kpop entrainment company in my home town.
  • Emmanuel Atunsiri
    Published 20 days ago
    CORONA-VIRUS WILL HAVE IMPACTS ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

    CORONA-VIRUS WILL HAVE IMPACTS ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

    A few years ago I gave up on music as a underground artists as I was finding it hard to make a living as a artist while paying bills and living costs. In addition to this the expectations people can have of you as a aspiring artist can be a little overloaded. I do not know if this is genuine or another method of massaging the ego before you apply the extortion. However, I had enough and while I matured I transfered my skills to Media & communications, a degree I studied while at University and graduated with a 2:2
  • Kristy James
    Published 21 days ago
    It's Time To Focus On Releasing Singles Instead Of An Album. Here's Why!

    It's Time To Focus On Releasing Singles Instead Of An Album. Here's Why!

    With this particular topic, I feel I have always been ahead of the curve. Much to the dismay of my managers, I have never wanted to record a full album, and I always wanted to release every single track before the EP.
  • Awlstylz DJ
    Published 24 days ago
    Music 2020: What happened?

    Music 2020: What happened?

    When we think of music, music is the soundtrack of our lives. If music is the soundtrack of our lives, it should evoke some feelings or move you. I see the current landscape of music today. From Serato Studio to Garageband, music today can be made by any and everyone. Billie Eilish, along with her brother, created the song of the year from the home. Now to the novice music lover or casual lover of music, that may sound like a huge accomplishment. But it also illustrates how music has changed. The passion in the music of the past could be felt in the chords of the songs, the love of music was felt in the arrangements of the instruments. Loverboy's 1980 hit "Turn me loose" is a perfect illustration of the passion that music radiated to its listeners. When you hear the first cymbals of that song along with the keyboards, you felt the energy in that song. There was a certain buildup of the song that you knew that the musicians loved what they did and it emanated through the song. On the other hand, music today has no emotional connection, when music is mass-produced, there is no human element required. Music also is supposed to be a reflection of the times. Weirdly, music today is a reflection of society. Music used to be the reporters of the streets, from N.W.A. to Eric Clapton, music was supposed to give you a snapshot of that era. Social media, reality shows have forever changed the way people perceive reality. Music now is about likes and followers. Music has become watered down to the point where it is no longer escapism of music past. It is the escapism to superficial and unrealistic realities. Another reason that music is passionless is music has become a cash cow or ticket to riches. When your money as the forefront and not the artistry, it's inevitable that music will be able what the consumer wants, not what the artist feels. With the advent of streaming and various platforms to release music, it's easier to make music to release and the more music that's release, the more money can be made. Music also should evoke harmony and unite people. In the 1970s, Disco was genre originally made by blacks and Puerto Ricans but all races and colors were dancing to disco. That was the only, and perhaps the last, time that music brought everybody together. Disco Music had passion because they were telling people to enjoy life. After all, we had to go through so much in the '60s. Songs like Chic's "Good Times" or McFadden and Whitehead's "Aint no stopping us now" were a reflection of the times. They had passion because the music was speaking to people in real-time. Disco music transported people to what a society could be and should be. Passionless music is music that does not inspire the good in people, but an image of what people perceive is good. When artists start caring about what the music sounds like and talk about real-life events, then the passion will come back to music, and people will be able to connect to the music. How can the passion come back to music you ask? First, are you making music that you want or for the money? Secondly, what story are you telling? Is the story a real-life experience or just what you think people want to hear? Thirdly, are you a student of your art or just a fan that's singing? If you can answer those questions honestly, then you are the path of making music with passion again. People love music that you feel the love, passion in song. One thing about entertaining is that if you don't believe in what you're doing or singing, they are going to feel that and they won't feel an emotional attachment as well. That's why when a song comes on nowadays, it may be cool for a little bit, but it fades away quickly. Getting the passion back into music is the first step in revitalizing the quality of music. Can we get to that point again? Only the artists can answer that.
  • Babu Rahman
    Published 28 days ago
    Tamil Music Industry Analysis: Streaming, Live Industry, 2020 Trends

    Tamil Music Industry Analysis: Streaming, Live Industry, 2020 Trends

    It proves that Tamil music is the best music industry in India without any doubt. The Indian music industry is one of the largest industries around the world. Though the Indian music industry is known worldwide, it is not as well known as Tamil music. Tamil songs are the most traditional and oldest songs that are sung by people.
  • Babu Rahman
    Published about a month ago
    Some Awarded Popular Bollywood Songs Details

    Some Awarded Popular Bollywood Songs Details

    Bollywood's music soundtracks are mainly dominates the Indian music industry. It is said that 80% of all songs are released as Bollywood songs. In 1932, Gauhar Jan recorded the first song in India. ‘Alam Ara' was the first Bollywood film to be released in 1931 under Saregama India Limited. Hindi film songs are another name for Bollywood songs.
  • Sandra sandratrajkovska85
    Published about a month ago
    GS Handcraft

    GS Handcraft

    GS Handcraft: discover bespoke musical instrument makers
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published about a month ago
    Flava Factory wants you to be part of their community.

    Flava Factory wants you to be part of their community.

    The Flava Factory street dance studio has been in existence since 2011. They've come a long way since the early days in the South Keys/Greenboro area of Ottawa. The owner of Flava Factory, Sami Elkout, has since moved his dance studio two more times. He had a short stint in the Glebe area and then finally settled with the current location on 1076 Wellington Street.
  • Emma Rowley
    Published 2 months ago
    Musical Anxiety in Quarantine
  • Hannah Monica
    Published 2 months ago
    Understated

    Understated

    Understated is a community, event series, and music crew that has been creating some of the most memorable and exciting underground parties and club events since late 2016. The meaning of the brand name has everything to do with how the company operates – presented or expressed in a subtle and effective way. Understated branched from the idea of connecting people together through amazing music for an unforgettable party, but in a way that is far from going overboard. Although Understated keeps everything minimal, this takes nothing away from the experience; it actually has the opposite effect. Instead of copious lighting production and overbearing promotion, Understated puts its effort into booking artists who will create the perfect environment for the night, which is everything. The taste makers behind the brand put the music first and during their parties they spend the evening talking and dancing with the attendees to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves and feeling included.