If you're apart of the music industry then you may know of the big album vs single debate. More and more artists are releasing single after single rather than producing an entire album, there are pros and cons to both but which one should you be working on? Hopefully these pointers can help you decide which would be the best decision for furthering your music career.
As someone who may be in the early stages of their career you might be short on money and resources so this may determine which one you can afford, releasing a single is obviously less expensive which is why it’s such a popular choice for upcoming musicians. This is also because physical album sales are dropping as more people are streaming music online so that is definitely something to consider.
There are of course some advantages to producing an album, one being that you might get more coverage of your music if you have released an entire album but that’s not a sure f
Something you may or may not be familiar with as an artist is your artist’s bio; this is something you will need when marketing yourself or your band. A bio includes a short description about yourself, your music and what you wish to accomplish as musicians. You need to make it interesting and unique to yourself; ultimately you want your bio to draw people to you.
If you know what you need to write but struggling to get started or unsure exactly what needs to be said then hopefully these tips will help you out.
Firstly start with yourself, or as a band. You want to tell people why you’re doing what you do, what you represent as musicians and what it means to you, make it authentic try not to follow what other artist’s write. If you are struggling to set yourself apart from the rest then switch things up, think of something you can do that others haven’t and use this to stand out from the sea of other artist bios.
You want to share what you hope to accomplish
So you’ve got the voice, the musical skills to make it as an artist but have you got the right stage presence to hold a crowd? You can have the best voice in the industry but it’s nothing without the ability to be a great performer. It’s not unheard of for an artist to purely record and release music without actually performing live but for most performing is part of the job if you want to be the best artist you can be.
Thankfully this is something that many musicians learn as they progress, most do not have the ability to capture a crowd instantly so don’t feel disheartened if it doesn’t come naturally. Having a great stage presence is the key to making your shows memorable and in turn making you memorable to potential collaborators or producers.
To have a good stage presence you need confidence, and again it’s something that doesn’t come naturally to everyone, for good reason many musicians are nervous before performing but if you want to succeed as an artist it’s
Performing in front of a crowd can be nerve wrecking, especially if you’re new to the industry. You never really know how the crowd is going to react and unfortunately many artists have experienced an audience who is disinterested and ultimately not listening to you. But not to worry there are a few things you can do to turn it around and have a great performance.
Ultimately you’re playing because you love music and you can do just that no matter what kind of audience you have. There are many reasons why a crowd reacts badly from not being interested in your music to just saving their energy for later, try not to judge to harshly it could have nothing to do with you as an individual. With that being said just have fun, perform like you would to any crowd and enjoy the experience, you may find the audience enjoyed it in silence and you judged things too quickly.
I know it’s easier said than done, most musicians struggle to perform to a crowd who don’t seem interested
Struggling to figure out what to post on your social media? We know how important it is to be relevant online as a musician. Social media can be a huge stepping stone for artists trying to further their music career so it’s worth spending some time working on your online presence.
To get an idea of what you should be posting you need to think about who you are as an artist and what you want to share. It’s perfectly acceptable to not want to show every aspect of your personal life but it’s important to find a balance, you want to build relationships and a good fan base and you can’t do that if you solely post adverts or promotional pieces.
Now for the content you should be posting, try and stay away from things that aren’t linked to music. Your fans or other artists will likely be following you because of your talent so keep it relevant, include pictures and short clips from your sessions or a tour you’re currently on; fans want a glimpse of the life as a musician and
As an aspiring musician or DJ bad reviews and comments can be a huge hit especially if you’re new to the industry and haven’t been exposed to negative feedback before. But if it makes you feel any better everyone receives bad reviews even the professionals, it simply about dealing with them rather than trying to make everyone happy.
For up and coming artists these comments and reviews can be especially harsh as you continue to try and find your way within the industry, those looking in on you will take any opportunity to critique your work. Amongst the negative feedback there will also be constructive criticism which can be helpful but ultimately you will do whatever you feel is right for your career. So how to handle the bad reviews, here are a few tips that will hopefully help.
Although a lot of comments may be seen as negative and harsh take a moment to think about how you can turn it into a positive, maybe they’ve tried to give some helpful tips but simply went a
Initially you may be against planning and hosting events, after all you want a career performing at events not hosting them. But there are many benefits that come from throwing a party, and the great thing is that you don’t have to be a professional event planner; anyone can do it as long as you put your heart into it.
We have a bunch of guides available on the blog for promoters so if you need some more advice head over to our website. But for a quick overview of why it’s so important to be a part of the events game keep reading.
For a start getting others to promote your content can be difficult, especially if you’re new to the industry. Landing gigs and appearances at parties isn’t something that comes quickly; it takes time to build your reputation so being a self promoter is a great way to show what you can do. Being the boss of your own event means you can control the content, you can promote yourself to your heart’s content although I would
If you’re dedicated to your music then it’s pretty inevitable that it will begin to reach those further afield and you will start to land gigs outside of your home town. But what if you want to take things global; if you truly want to make music your main focus then you will want it to reach those across the pond. But how exactly can you make that happen, here are a few things to consider if you’re trying to establish yourself on a global scale.
Now the first may not be achievable for everyone but it’s worth noting for those who are up for it. Touring is a great way to get your music out there; it’s not an easy task, going on the road in your own country is difficult, so it’s going to be a lot of hard work touring abroad but that’s not to say it’s impossible. You may not be able to book headlining gigs but if you’re able to land small performances then you’re on the right track.
If you’re thinking of taking your music abroad then you probably already have a good team
Bedroom DJ’s are gaining popularity with the rise of social media and online technology but there’s nothing quite like the studio environment with professional equipment and the perfect acoustics. Although studio time can become costly if you’re well prepared and plan your time it can be well worth the money. If you’re new to recording studios it can be overwhelming and you can end up spending more time figuring it all out than actually recording so planning the process is a must.
Before anything you will want to know your budget, as mentioned studios can be expensive so figuring out just how much you’re willing to spend will save any disappointment. Pricing will determine aspects such as session time and what equipment you can use. You do not need to spend a fortune on your session to gain a good recording; the important thing is to get the most out of your time.
Once you’ve determined your budget you will need to think about what you want to get out of your session
If you’re just being introduced to the music scene you are probably wondering how and where you can start building relationships with other like minded people who can help to further your career. Part of being a musician is being able to make contacts and build important relationships with people but it’s not as easy for some so here are a few tips to get you started. We’ve already covered networking on the blog so make sure you have a look for some more helpful advice, in the meantime we wanted to provide some more tips for those who have just started.
The first begin an obvious one and one we’ve mentioned before but it’s worth bringing up again as it’s so useful. Social media is huge and you bet that every artist, musicians or DJ is on there so it’s vital that you don’t get left behind. Take advantage of how accessible everything is, join groups, follow local artists and introduce yourself. These communities are so great for new musicians and if you make the effort to be