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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 ...

Music Managers – Everything You Need to Know

Music Managers – Everything You Need to Know

Music management is a difficult job to pursue, although it can be very rewarding for those that are successful. It is a job that requires experience, creativity, and hustling. Musicians get to enjoy all the spotlight while their managers take care of important work behind the scenes. Yet, there are a few who ...

10 Reasons Why You’re Going to Fail as a Musician

10 Reasons Why You’re Going to Fail as a Musician

We're going to dish out a bit of tough love with this post. We need to discuss the 10 reasons why you're going to fail to be a great musician. We will define success based on the commonly held view of what it takes to make it in music. This can be anything from getting a large following to being on a big stage of a ...

How to Get Sponsored as a Musician

How to Get Sponsored as a Musician

Obtaining a sponsorship can be an effective way to enhance both your income and your visibility as an independent musician. It can either turn into a whole new income stream or into a way to find the capital you need for your next project. It can be a powerful advertising tool or an efficacious way to communicate ...

What Does a Music Supervisor Do?

What Does a Music Supervisor Do?

Think about your favorite movie, with all those quirky characters you love, the plot twists that still keep you on the edge of your seat, or the beautiful shots, masterly curated in every detail. Now, think about that same movie but without a soundtrack. Are those quirky characters, plot twists, and beautiful shots ...

How Much Should I Charge for a Gig?

How Much Should I Charge for a Gig?

You have trained hard to play your instrument like a pro or belt out your tunes with confidence. You may have started a band or you may be a solo artist. No matter the scenario: you are ready to play live. To find your first gigs, you will start locally. You will visit your favorite bars and pubs and ask their ...

Is Music Piracy Still a Problem in 2019?

Is Music Piracy Still a Problem in 2019?

The music industry has gone through an unbelievable amount of changes throughout the last decade. Everything shifts so quickly that it is hard to keep up to date with trends. We see new acts becoming popular overnight, digital stores suddenly shutting down, new tools to consume music coming to life, all in a very ...

Should You Join a Musicians’ Union?

Should You Join a Musicians’ Union?

The freelance and diverse nature of our job makes it quite hard, and sometimes confusing, to deal with all the admin and legal aspects of it. Many musicians, especially the young ones who are just starting a career in the business, often overlook aspects such as salary standards, pension schemes, insurance, or ...

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