The Young Person’s Guide to Getting Into the Music Industry Follow these steps for a less painful, less poverty-stricken professional life. #1. Meet Anyone and Everyone You Can In This Business. Before you’re desperate for a job, before your loans are due, and before you need something from people, it’s critical to start meeting people who
When Two Bands Have the Same Name: A Legal Guide It’s one of those situations that you hope never happens to you. But let’s face it: with millions of bands online, there’s actually a decent chance another active group has exactly the same name as you. And the likelihood increases if you are managing or working with
16 Reasons Why Music Startups Fail 1. Licensing. If you want major artists from major labels, be prepared to pay multi-millions of dollars for it. And it may take years to finalize those deals (just ask Spotify). If they don’t make you give away a percentage of your company, I’d like to meet your attorney.
Whether you’re a music producer, or a performing artist working with a producer, it’s important to discuss the terms of your arrangement with each other. While it’s better late than never to formalize the artist-producer relationship, it’s easier to start the conversation before heading into the studio, and much easier before the music generates interest
In an era of mass music media that begs for better music selection – music rating services are now providing ‘healthier’ choices of music, benefiting the audience, and supporting the music business. Time and awareness that would take to educate music consumers to these new music rating services, would eventually pay off and
As a working musician, boring ol’ admin can most definitely be thought of as a job for tomorrow. However, having worked as a band leader for many years, I quickly found that creating professional quotes, contracts and invoices was a must if you want to appeal to high-end clients with increasingly higher expectations (and budgets).
So, you’ve put a lot of time and effort into building a stunning band website, but after the initial rush of traffic and congratulatory comments from your friends, now it’s just sort of… sitting there. Why aren’t potential new fans and industry folks finding it? It can be disheartening to wake up to double- or single-digit
Apple Music is growing faster than Spotify. In fact, it might be bigger in 1-2 years. But maybe it’s not all peachy on the inside? If you get a job offer from Apple, you might want to take it. This is a company with a storied history, billions in the bank, and lots of benefits. Indeed,
Instead of working together with Spotify, Apple Music, or even Deezer, Tesla’s Elon Musk wants to launch a music streamer on his own. Thanks to music streaming, major labels have posted record revenue growth. Universal Music Group alone earns $4.5 million — a day — from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. Streaming also helped push
Don’t get caught by surprise. Here’s how to protect your SoundCloud collection before the company closes its doors. In the past several months, top executives have jumped ship. Two lavish offices have been shut down. In one year, the company lost 75% of its valuation. It has also dismissed 40% of its staff. Let’s face it: despite PR spins, SoundCloud’s days are probably numbered, literally.