Being in a band is obviously largely about the fun of making music, but there is a visual element to it as well. Someone who aspires to perform in front of other people cannot discount the importance of creating an arresting image. Here are some quick ways to start cultivating a unique stage style.
This article looks at the need for innovation to tackle the issue of fans being ripped off when they buy gig tickets. “As an industry we need to be innovative and tackle the issue head on to support genuine music fans and make it easier for them to get hold of the tickets that they want when they go on sale and at a reasonable cost to them.”
One thing many people have a great passion for is music. However, you don’t have to limit music to your hobby. There are actually many very well paying jobs that allow a person to user their love of music to make a living. Having a music career doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. You can make it a reality. Below are six great examples of music careers.
So you’ve bought tickets to the concert of your dreams in a beautiful foreign country. Now what? Before planning your trip, there are several things to consider about the venue. Read on to learn what you should know about an overseas concert before you arrive.
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Artists signed to major record labels and well seasoned independent record labels have the luxury of being surrounded by a team. This includes but not limited to, a Lawyer, A&R, Manager, Record Label Executive, etc. As a collective their job is to take care and handle the business affairs of any recording artist (songwriters/producers) under their tutelage, while also utilizing their unique connections and cachet. It’s much easier to execute and focus on creating music when you have an adept team whose tirelessly working for you. For newly independent artist (Labels) it’s not quite the same. In the beginning stages you’ll usually have to do all the hard work alone until you’re able to hire, or partner with individuals that will promote, develop, and help with the improvement of your career (brand). To reach new heights you must remain very passionate about your brand. No one should be more excited and willing to expand alongside make new connections than yourself.
Social media. Whether you hate it or love it, it’s there and it makes the world go round… at least the world of entertainment. And if you want to be on the same level as all those other artists, you have to use it to promote your music.
But, simply posting on social media isn’t good enough. Here are 10 reasons why some musicians are dropping the ball with their social media marketing.
● New survey reveals Brits are willing to overspend on food at festivals
● Almost a third of Brits splash out on alcohol
● Participants said value for money influences their spending habits
A new survey has revealed the UK’s event spending habits as festival season approaches.
Virtual reality technology is continuing to infiltrate popular culture, with most of the emphasis being put on its uses in gaming and movies. IMAX recently announced plans for six VR hubs to be opened across the world by the end of 2016, while many of the major video games platforms are also announcing VR integration this year.
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BEWARE: Recent Decision In CBS Lawsuit Over Pre-1972 Sound Recording Could Wreak Havoc In The Copyright World
The recording artist and songwriter communities should take note of a recent decision in ABS Entertainment, Inc. v. CBS Corporation, et al., a case concerning pre-1972 copyrights - and raise an outcry! The Judge in this case held that remastered versions of old songs are entitled to a new copyright and owners of the originals are not allowed to stop the public performance of them.
Since the dawn of MySpace, musicians have been using social media marketing to generate buzz and get more fans.
And while this opportunity still exists today, the truth is that there are now more musicians, creating more content, than ever before.
This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids blog.
A demo is the musical equivalent of the sketch a painter makes before he or she lays paint to canvas. It’s meant to be fast, lightweight, and easy to pull off – a way to quickly and cheaply capture your sound and represent as well as you can to your fans, labels, distributors, or basically anyone you hope to take you seriously as a band or musician.
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