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Monday
Oct212019

3 Music Industry Myths Musicians Should Work To Bust

The music industry has often thrived as a result of its mythology. Audiences sometimes treat their favorite artists with reverence when presented with intriguing narratives. This has helped musicians and ancillary businesses that surround them to build lucrative brands. The rumor mill also creates publicity for artists which — while being a double edged sword — is helpful in the advertising of tours and new releases.

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Sunday
Oct202019

5 Reasons To Start A Band (Other Than Fame And Fortune)

Let’s be honest - we’ve all had ‘the dream’. Millions of adoring fans singing every word back to us, an army of teamsters at our beck and call, an endless supply of money and every other vice under the sun, never having to deal with the daily grind, the 9 to 5, or the Man ever again. Please note the emphasis on ‘dream’.

We need to careful in this day and age - particularly us millennials, who apparently want everything done for us already - that we’re doing things for the right reasons. On the one hand, we can’t expect that whatever we create is a guaranteed meal ticket; on the other, we shouldn’t create something solely to become a meal ticket. If you work for your meals - or even make them yourself - they’ll taste better anyway.

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Saturday
Oct192019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Streaming Success, Touring & More

Friday
Oct182019

Streaming Success Stories From Musicinfo And China

As children music was a wonderful game. It made you move, dance, sing and caressed you to sleep before dreamy time. Music is deeply personal and the charged emotions it evokes can often only be shared by ones you trust.

Everyone has their own music. Only artists have found the ability to share their songs to the audiences. The brave ones withstand the weather and find their true audience.

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Thursday
Oct172019

Don't Forget The Other Half

Can you see that in the distance?  That “thing” that keeps getting further and further away in the rear-view mirror?  That’s the shrinking visibility of a distant entertainment microcosm that forced amateurs and professionals alike to be aligned with financially prosperous partners in order to fund, market, and distribute quality content.   

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Wednesday
Oct162019

How Touring Musicians Can Run A Business From The Road

Over the last few decades musicians have had to become more savvy regarding the business aspects of the creative endeavours that they’ve dedicated their lives to. Whether it’s due to the myriad examples of how unsuspecting creatives have been taken advantage of, or the industry shifts that have affected how revenue is made, musicians are taking the development of their business skills almost as seriously as their musical chops. While this adds a certain complexity to musician’s lives, this is also incredibly empowering.

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Wednesday
Oct162019

5 Cutting Edge Music Startups Up For First Ever Music Innovation Prize By Web Summit

Will the 2019 Web Summit discover music industry’s next big thing? Five up-and-coming tech startups will compete for the first Music Innovations Prize at the 2019 Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the first time the competition is held by the Web Summit as part of the conference’s MusicNotes stage program.

The lineup for the first ever Music Innovation Prize by the Web Summit consists of a SaaS solution for musicians Show4me that puts fans first and offers a unique blend of tools for zero-loss music monetization, live event gadget for better music experience from Peex, voice-to-MIDI set to help create music with voice from Vochlea, smart speaker 0W1 audio, and 3D audio software for sound effect generation Sound Particles.

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Saturday
Oct122019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Broadcast Tech & More

Friday
Oct112019

APPIX Launches Broadcast Tech That Creates Immersive Experiences And Audience Engagement At Concerts, Events

APPIX, a revolutionary new audience engagement and lighting effects tool, recently got the chance to prove their expertise at creating memorable moments on The Mixtape Tour with New Kids On The Block, which saw the iconic 80’s and 90’s act reuniting in large-scale venues throughout North America. The tour included 55 concerts and grossed $53.2 million while selling over 662,000 tickets.

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Tuesday
Oct082019

The Soundtrack To A Better Night’s Sleep

Data was gathered from 6,576,512 listeners, meaning millions of people are turning to music to get some shuteye. The songs were analysed to reveal the most popular tracks according to Spotify’s algorithm, which could end your sleep struggles in just three weeks.

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Tuesday
Oct082019

How To Get Your Music To Stand Out From The Crowd

Today, it seems like technology and the internet have drained all of the uniqueness of the music industry. All you need is a computer and a few sound clips to churn out song after song. They don’t even need to be good sound clips.
 
Anyone can create music. However, when everyone with a guitar and a YouTube channel fancies themselves a musician, it can be hard to set yourself apart. Here are a few tricks to help you stand out and succeed in this competitive industry.

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Monday
Oct072019

How To Be An Excellent Singer

“It is not simply exactly how great a singing voice you have. It is what you can do with your specific singing resources that is the essence of a great vocalist.”

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Saturday
Oct052019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: How To Promote Your Music & More

Thursday
Oct032019

How To Promote Your Music And Grow Your Fan Base

You are fond of music and want to make your name in the music business. That’s a good thing, but in today’s music industry, talent and uniqueness alone is not enough to reach on the top. If you want to stand out from the crowd and gain recognition, you have to figure out your strengths. Many aspiring musicians are finding it hard to gain name recognition and fame in music industry. You cannot get them only on the basis of talent and uniqueness. You need to express your skills and target the right audience.

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