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.
An Open Letter from an Agent
Being an agent in the music industry is one of the most difficult jobs. You are a behind the scenes cog in the machine, and your entire position is directly correlated with the success of your clients. You will also be overlooked when they hand out the “Thank You” at the pinnacle of their career, and acceptance speeches should they get that far.
Create a Certain Kind of Beautiful
I've never really understood how to start writing something like this, something that the whole world could potentially see. It's a thought I'd never really had, not until this moment of me actually putting all my thoughts out there.
The Shocking Lack of Women on Festival Lineups
By researching about music festivals, it has become apparent that there has been the distinct issue of the representation of women at these events. This is a problem that affects every career path within music; however, it’s most detrimental to the female performer. There is an overwhelming lack of female representation within UK festivals, and this is shown by statistics with male artists occupying up to 96 percent of festival bills.
Social Media for Musicians
Social Media for Artists Today I want to talk about the benefits of using social media platforms to your advantage. Most social media users have no idea of the real power of the medium. For the Music Artist, Social Media is one near perfect way of gaining fans and new listeners. With a few smart moves and much consistency, you can grow an audience quickly.
You Can Do Anything
Having a passion for something is one of the most beautiful emotions life has to offer us. I think it’s a stronger kind of love than most of us think we are familiar with. I say that because we often sacrifice so much for our passions, things like family, friends, finances, comfort, stability, and that is pretty wild. Passions do a lot for us, they give us hope, raw emotions, troubles, pride, an abundance of experience and wisdom. How could you not appreciate and fall deeper into that?
The New Era of the Music Industry
“There are a million people trying to do the same thing.” “It’s a cool idea, but it’s not realistic.” “I think it’s time to stop dreaming and get a real job.” “You can work hard, but making it in the music industry is mostly luck.”
Do's & Don'ts of Promoting Your Music Grassroots to People on Social Media
Here are some do's & don'ts of promoting your music grassroots to people on social media from my personal experience. Artists: struggling to get real plays and likes on your music? Here are the three main things you are doing wrong and what you need to do to start getting results in building supporters with people on your social networks.
- Top Story - February 2018
Gender Equality Within the Music Industry
According to social media and the newspapers this week, it has been discovered that the music industry has a gender equality problem, with only 17.5 percent of songwriters being nominated for best single since 1999 being women.
Music and the Arts in Smaller Cities Are Being Crushed
It's no great revelation that music and the arts are a hard industry to get into, they're strong and corporation-led when you start looking at the big opportunities and subsequent big (or at least fairly stable) bucks.
How Korean Pop Music Is Making an Influence in America
I have been a follower of Korean Pop (more commonly referred to as "K-Pop") for a little over a year now, and little did I know that it would make an image for itself in our country. With the popular K-Pop boy group BTS receiving two gold singles from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and being seen on numerous televisions everywhere (from being at the Billboard Music Awards, to The Ellen DeGeneres Show), it is pretty amazing to see some Asian foreigners earning the attention they rightfully deserve.
The Next Big American Media Company
Formerly known as CXSHXNLY, 88 rising is an American multimedia company who has had increased brand recognition in the last year due to their booming record label. The brand has a very Eastern Influence which has helped them differentiate from their peers. The founder, Sean Miyashiro, has said that though music has made them very popular they are "really a media/video content focused company at heart."
The Grammys Doesn't Give a F@!ck About Black Artists
The Grammys has long stood as the pinnacle achievement for music artist in America. Some of the world's greatest artist have graced the stage of the Grammys. So, it's no wonder that it is the biggest night in music history, that is, until it began to snub those artists who are more deserving in favor of those who are usually white and male. Shocker! In my opinion, the Grammys has a long standing history for awarding artists who represent pop culture rather than those who have created a high quality body of work that transcends the mainstream platforms.