Music Industry & Promotion
What is Selling Out in Music?

What is Selling Out in Music?

Selling Out involves putting integrity aside to gain monetary success. Selling out is when an artist chooses to change their musical style to please the audience rather than sticking with personal touches that made that person popular in the first place. If artists don't stay true to themselves then their music is no ...

Beatmaker vs Producer – What are the Differences?

Beatmaker vs Producer – What are the Differences?

Beatmakers are people that create song arrangements and rhythmic parts of music within hip-hop and rap genres. The term music producer is much broader and can span all types of musical genres. Beat Makers are also usually more concerned with creating the rhythmic parts of songs, and as such, they may often sell ...

“I Do Not Own the Rights to This Music”

“I Do Not Own the Rights to This Music”

Writing “I Do Not Own the Rights to This Music” in the description of a Youtube video, social media post, or any other place online is not a valid way to get out of copyright infringement. If you want to use copyrighted music in your work, content, or projects, then you need permission to use the music. You can ...

How Much Do Music Producers Make?

How Much Do Music Producers Make?

Making the switch to producing music as a thing you love and do just for kicks to something that is your career, is always nerve-wracking. Like any other creative field, you are essentially a freelancer or someone who is running their own business. Money is an important factor. Have you ever wondered how much music ...

20 Things You Need To Know To Start Your Music Career

20 Things You Need To Know To Start Your Music Career

Building a career in music can be an exciting prospect. You can make a living from something you’re passionate about. However, it certainly requires plenty of dedication, hard work, and determination. These are 20 essential things to keep in mind if you’re getting serious about a career in music. 1. Set Clear ...

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 ...

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