Music Streaming Services Devalue Music
Since the Internet boom, record labels have been trying to find a way to keep a handle on music illegally being available for free downloads. For years they have been losing the battle. Is the music industry doomed to failure?
I have a lot of associates that offer email blasts services. For the most part it is a good way to get your music out as long as the ones blasting it have relationships with who they are blasting it to or it can end up being as useful as a drop in a bucket. To be totally honest, I hate being added to an MP3 email blast list from some random person I don’t know. I usually delete it right away without listening to the record (I don’t like my inbox cluttered). The worst part about some of those emails are the generic lines like “the biggest record in the city” or “has a huge buzz”. 9 out of 10 times if you check it out it’s false. Besides, the hottest record usually doesn’t have to be announced. So refrain from using the generic wording when using email blasts or have some sort of proof.
It’s 2015 and I’m still getting emails and tweets from people asking me to check out their demo. It’s pretty much a useless request, because even if I do take the time out of my day (which is a job people normally get paid for) to listen and hear something I like (which usually never happens), the artist still has to prove themselves. I’ll be honest, it doesn’t matter what I think about your demo or what anybody else thinks initially. What matters is if you have proven yourself. It’s that saying we all heard “numbers don’t lie” (even though they can, but that’s another topic).
Here is your chance to work with Multi Patinum record producers Arkatech Beatz.
Ok, let me get right to it. My birthday is this Monday, April 28th, and I’m feeling generous. So for just you serious grinding artist I’m giving away a free trap beat so we can find the next artist to work with. My production partner Jug isn’t really feeling the idea of giving away a free beat, but hey it’s my birthday so I got him to go along with it for a limited time only, so share this via Twitter and FaceBook to your friends,family, and whoever else is on the grind.
So we’re now down to 3 major record labels. What am I talking about you ask? Well if you haven’t been paying attention let me bring you up to speed. EMI, the fourth-largest business group and family of record labels has been absorbed by Univeral Music Group. Now if you’re still unmoved by this piece of news then you fail to realize what’s been happening in the music business for the last couple of decades. Let me explain….let’s take it from the top….the tippy.
Mixing is where it all comes together whether you are a band or electronic musician – it is an important stage. As a band, you might mix during a separate session with some other band members or as an electronic musician you may well mix as you produce a track. In any event, some useful tips follow for getting an improved mix down.
So you want to add a subwoofer to your monitor setup? Studio subwoofers can be tricky things that require a little bit of audio soul searching, auditioning, and planning to pull off well. But, a well integrated sub can make a world of difference in the right circumstances.
No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to look back at the basics. It allows you to think like a beginner again; back to when you could visualize the most possibilities. The following ten tips, taken from a NARIP event in San Francisco, will help move forward your career in the music business – however far along you may be.