Performing isn’t for everyone and we’ve spoken a lot about other musical based roles within the industry that you can follow as a side job or instead of being a performer. We wanted to discuss this further and offer up some other ideas if you want to make music but not perform.
The idea of performing in front of a crowd can give any introvert anxiety but you don’t have to give up music because of it. You are in every way a musician as the one on stage; you just have to find the right role for you.
Creating music for advertising is a great way to release your music without performing. Writing for adverts is a part of marketing and promotion so it’s important to understand it’s not just about music but about managing consumers and how your music will draw audiences in to buy the product. Unfortunately writing music for advertising isn’t always a musician’s first choice; the general idea is to create a catchy tune for a product in order to sell it whilst generally stickNovember 01, 2018
Although it’s true that tech has changed the music industry beyond recognition, the musician’s main concern remains the same as ever — how to make a sustainable income. It may seem that each new technological development only brings further monetary woes for artists, but there are platforms out there that have emerged to help the modern musician supplement their income. We’ve done our research and picked 5 of the best:
Using Artisound to source royalty-free music for your media project means you can rest assured that the artist will be paid a fair 50% — whatever the processes and costs involved. Yann Ireland, a musician and entrepreneur, created the platform to bring a more human touch to a marketplace increasingly driven by algorithms. He’s also the curator of the Artisound catalogue and selects each and every one of the tracks that go into it. Here is where you can sSeptember 27, 2018
Internships are extremely valuable experience that can benefit you in so many ways no matter what career you choose to follow. It provides you with the opportunity to learn from professionals and experience day to day life within certain roles, as well as the chance to meet new people and build important relationships with people in the industry who may help you in the future. Businesses tend to go to their interns when looking for someone to fill an entry level role so it’s a great way to get yourself on the ladder of employment, especially in the music business.
You will want to determine the type of role you want to apply for before go after an internships. There are many different labels and companies you could go for as well as roles within the industry. Decide whether you want to go for a large record label or an independent one or maybe you’re looking to find a placement with an agency, venue or studio. It’s important to have an idea of whereJuly 24, 2018
We recently provided some tips and tricks for DJing with a day job but we know that there are many musicians, DJs and producers who want to quit their job for music and making that decision is extremely hard so we want to give you a few things to consider in the hope it may help with your decision. If you can tick off these things then you are ready to quit and pursue your passion for music.
First things first, take a moment to think about your decision. Pursuing a music career is demanding, grueling and takes a lot of hard work and the ability to accept failure is a part of the process. Make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons; it’s a simple question but an important step. Another question you want to ask yourself is if you’re ready, do you feel like you have enough skill and knowledge behind you to make it full time. Artists will continue to learn and grow throughout their career but it’s important to make sure your craft is at a good level before quitting.June 25, 2018
Sometimes, actually a lot of the time when you’re trying to pursue a career you can quickly become disheartened when it’s not quite going to plan, especially when it’s a career in the music industry. Everyone aspires to have a job they love, the idea that you will never have to work a day in your life if you’re loving what you are doing is one we all wish was true. But there’s no reason why we have to settle, it’s possible for everyone to be happy in their job. Here a few tips to help you feel more positive about working.
The number one thing we all are guilty of is hating the working week ahead; we dread Mondays and look forward to Fridays. We are all programmed to have that dreaded feeling for the first day back at work, it’s just the norm. It doesn’t have to be like that, if you use the week to its full advantage you will begin to see a change. If you’re working towards a career goal whilst juggling a nine to five then using Monday’s as a fresh start, a chance to organiJune 16, 2018
Juggling a day job whilst pursing your passion is always difficult but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, at least for a little while. The trick to having the best of both is to simply schedule your time this could mean working in the day and DJ in the evening, or at weekends. You want DJing to be a hobby before anything else, you will have a lot more fun if you’re playing for yourself rather than just hoping it will pay the bills. But here’s a few things that might help you balance everything until that day arrives.
Trying to do everything at once will burn you out quickly, be organized and prioritize your time. Dedicated your days to your work and getting everything done so you can come home and enjoy an evening of practice. If you’re serious about doing both the key is to make sure neither is compromised unless absolutely necessary. Make sure you’re not staying up all night Djing as it will effect your performance at work and it will become noticeable if you’re slacking.June 04, 2018
Are you a mobile DJ looking for some summer employment? If so then Yeo Valley's latest job vacancy will appeal to you.
The dairy firm is looking for two people, one to DJ in their mobile van and one to serve ice cream at festivals and events around the UK including Valleyfest.
The job offers a £24,000 pro-rata salary and applicants must be over 21 and have a full driving licence. The job will run from June to mid September and employees will be needed to work five days a week.
When employees aren’t travelling the country in a disco ice cream van, those hired will spend their days working in other parts of the dairy firm business which is based at Yeo Valley's HQ in Blagdon, Somerset.
A Yeo Valley spokeswoman says it might well be "the best summer job ever", but only "people who can get the party started" will be considered.
The job description explains you’ll need to be able to “simultaneously serve up great ice cream aMay 09, 2017