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Music Industry Statistics and Facts for 2021

Music Industry Statistics and Facts for 2021

This is a list of some of the most important facts and statistics about the music industry. We update this list regularly to stay up to date with current trends. The data in this article highlights the major changes that the music industry is going through. Music Industry Statistics According to IFPI's global ...

10 Reasons Why Pop Music Sucks

10 Reasons Why Pop Music Sucks

Why does so much modern pop music sound so re-hashed, boring, and lacking in creativity? To put the question more bluntly, why does modern pop music suck? We’re not here to take a dig at an entire genre. It would be ridiculous to deride Pop music (or any music) as an entire genre, and of course there are artists that ...

Hidden Tracks (What Are They, What’s the Point of Them?)

Hidden Tracks (What Are They, What’s the Point of Them?)

A hidden track (or secret track) is a song placed on an album, EP, or single, which is recorded in such a way that the average listener would not notice them. A hidden track is often placed after a large gap of silence after the last song on the release. Hidden tracks are not very commonplace these days due to the ...

What is a B-Side in Music?

What is a B-Side in Music?

The B-side is a secondary recording that gets less attention than the main music releases of an artist (which are referred to as the A-Side tracks). The term B-side originated from its use in vinyl records. The listener would need to physically flip around the record to the opposite side to listen to the remaining ...

Should You Be a Solo Artist or Band Member?

Should You Be a Solo Artist or Band Member?

At some point, many musicians confront the choice of going solo or being a part of a group or band. This may sound like a subtle choice but this fundamental decision will dictate various aspects of your musical journey. A solo artist keeps creative control and doesn't have to share the spotlight with anyone. They ...

10 of the Best Podcasts for Musicians

10 of the Best Podcasts for Musicians

This is a list of some of the best podcasts for musicians. On this list, you’ll find several different types of podcasts, from those concerning the music industry to ones focused on composing and song recording to interviews with great musicians. One thing is sure, you’re bound to love at least one podcast form ...

7 of the Worst Stereotypes About Musicians

7 of the Worst Stereotypes About Musicians

Have you ever been judged on the way you looked? What you were wearing? Your profession? It’s easy to hold stereotypes – you probably believe some without even knowing it! – but when you’re the one targeted by them, it can hurt. No one likes being judged based on nothing but the most basic facts about them. It’s ...

The Top 10 Genres in the Music Industry

The Top 10 Genres in the Music Industry

Music is a vast realm. There are countless genres, sub-genres, and styles, from World Music to Rap, from Rock to Jazz. On the one hand, the list could be extremely long. On the other hand, not all genres are as popular and as successful. As a result, the music industry, or the music market, surely favors some of ...

12 Opportunities for Musicians to Make Money Online

12 Opportunities for Musicians to Make Money Online

We’ve all heard that saying, “If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.” That certainly applies to making a living as a musician. And when it comes to virtual opportunities for musicians, it's hard to know the real opportunities from the scams. That being said, there are a lot of legit ways to make money with ...

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