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Entries in music industry (77)

Monday
Jul012019

Making The Music Industry Safer For Women

It’s no secret that the music industry as a whole is largely dominated by men, which has led to problems for female artists looking to break out. In general, women comprise about 32% of the entire industry, from producers and distributors to artists and beyond. Because the music industry is essentially a man’s world, widespread systematic issues exist such as sexual assault, discrimination, and objectification.

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Monday
Jun172019

Tips To Help Recent College Graduates Break Into The Music Scene

If you’ve recently graduated from college, you might be feeling uncertain about just what your future holds. Maybe you have your sights set on a career as a performer, or perhaps you want to be a music producer or teacher. Breaking into the music scene can be a challenge, but if you want it badly enough and take steps to prepare yourself, you can launch a sustainable career in the music industry.

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Friday
May312019

Top 5 Best-Selling Albums Of All Time

Music has always followed people. Folk songs and traditional rhythms existed since time immemoriam. Later it developed into Bach, Chopin, Andrea Bocelli, Metallica and contemporary pop. Music gained its highest popularity alongside technical progress. As soon as people became to be able to listen to it at home in the 1950s, it captured all their spare time, thoughts, and conversation.

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Monday
Mar112019

Are You A Brand Or A Mouse?

Music has always been a business. At least since the advent of the recording “industry” in the last century. There’s little doubt about that: it’s a big money-making machine and little more for a good portion of the music world.

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Monday
Feb112019

Dirty Money And The Starving Artist

As artists, we need to value our work, be proud enough to put a fair price to it, as fans and art lovers, we need to respect the artists we love and support their work for what it’s really worth. It’s a matter of respect.

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Tuesday
Oct232018

How To Approach Venues About Booking

Knowing how to properly represent yourself to venues is an essential skill for independent artists. There is no definitive playbook for getting gigs, but here are some things that can help.

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Monday
Oct222018

8 Best Musicians Of All Time Who Ruled Pop Music

Pop music is the most popular forms of music in the world. The history has seen some of the best pop music stars that have a following that number in millions. In this article, we are going to list some of the most popular pop stars in the history of music

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Thursday
Sep132018

Why I Quit The Music Industry To Join My Local Music Scene

In the spring of 2009, I was a college senior staring down the barrel of graduation, and I was clueless.

I knew just one thing: I wanted to make music. 

So I did the best thing I knew. I moved to Chicago, where I knew a few other musicians who had been making a living. I moved in with some friends in Wicker Park, built a home studio, and got to work.

I spent my days rushing across town to get the best busking spots, making phone calls to label reps, promoters, and distributors, and playing shows. In what little free time I had, I worked on my album. After a while, I had to get a day job to afford to live in the city, which made my music routine almost unmanageable. 

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Wednesday
Jul252018

7 Easy Steps To Getting A Job At A Record Label

Like any other business, record labels need quality employees. Likewise, bands need good record labels, primarily because of how much time it takes to get everyone in the band together, hone skills, write good music, and learn how to perform. 
With the internet and affordable software at everyone’s fingertips, it’s true that the DIY approach is gaining ground for musicians. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find a successful band that isn’t on a record label. It takes a ton of effort to be a good band. Record labels do the things that bands don’t have the time and resources to do.
 
Are you attracted to the industry side of music? Are you a musician yourself? Do you find yourself attracted to the music scene wherever you go? Working at a record label might be just the right fit for you. Here are the steps to make it happen.

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Friday
May182018

“Dirty Computer” Ushers In New Era of Janelle Monáe

In the era of Cardi B, Beyoncé, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Tiffany Haddish, and many others, we bask in the glory of Black womxn. No longer are we afraid to show our thick thighs, curvy curls, and infectious attitudes.

And why should we be? Black womxn have been told to sit down and shut up, stand up but stay quiet, and be subservient for far too long. But it never works for long.

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Sunday
Apr012018

Your Band Is Your Brand

Your band is the music making machine that will enable your career, and your brand is the face of your music that people will learn to know and love. Your brand can be a powerful and invaluable asset that holds deep meaning for your fans and others who interact with it.

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Monday
Mar052018

Social Media And The Music Industry: How Is Online Sharing Changing The Game?

It’s no secret that digitization is proliferating into almost every corner of our lives. We can order our groceries delivered, communicate in an instant with someone halfway around the world, and yes — share a song with our Facebook friends and other social media followers whenever we want, introducing an entire audience to music they might never have experienced.

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Friday
Mar022018

Social Media And The Music Industry: The Good, The Bad And The Viral

It’s no secret that digitization is proliferating into almost every corner of our lives. We can order our groceries delivered, communicate in an instant with someone halfway around the world, and yes — share a song with our Facebook friends and other social media followers whenever we want, introducing an entire audience to music they might never have experienced.

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Friday
Dec012017

The Proven Formula For Achieving Music Business Success

You are likely to struggle in your music career when you don’t follow a proven formula for success. Musicians who reach their goals faster than everyone else follow one formula in particular.

The formula successful musicians follow to achieve the highest levels of success is this:

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