Music Industry & Promotion
Why Are Nickelback Hated So Much?

Why Are Nickelback Hated So Much?

We all have a friend who digs Nickelback. And we all have a friend who hates them. This is especially true for people growing up in the Nineties, likely to organize their first house parties in the early 2000s. Nickelback tracks, back then, were a must in any playlist, and often caused issues among party-goers. ...

Overcome Stage Fright with 10 Simple Tricks

Overcome Stage Fright with 10 Simple Tricks

No matter if you're a beginner singer or a seasoned guitar player, chances are you might experience a nervous feeling before getting on stage. Your legs are wobbly, your mouth is dry, you probably feel sick or dizzy. Even if you don't have any physical symptoms, you can still feel worried, timid, tired, anxious. These ...

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 scenes, masterly curated in every detail. Now, think about that same movie but without a soundtrack. Are those quirky characters, plot twists, and beautiful scenes ...

What’s the Difference Between a Lyricist and a Songwriter?

What’s the Difference Between a Lyricist and a Songwriter?

A songwriter is someone who creates music compositions. This might include anything from penning lyrics to developing hooks and arranging melodies, or all of the above combined. A lyricist is someone who specifically comes up with and writes the lyrics to a song.In a song, there are many different elements and layers ...

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 ...

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 ...

Instrumentalists vs Musicians – What’s the difference?

Instrumentalists vs Musicians – What’s the difference?

An instrumentalist is someone highly competent with an instrument to the point that it is inspiring and praiseworthy. A musician is a person with great passion and love for making music, regardless of their skill level. These words are often used interchangeability, but they are not the same thing. They are also ...

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