We’ve spoken a lot about negative feedback and those who are unnecessarily causing trouble for your career, but something we haven’t touched on as much is how to deal with constructive criticism. Although it’s easy to let emotions get the best of you there are many things you can learn from these criticisms, turn them into a positive and use them to grow as a musician.
There are some critics who are out to simply have an opinion and do not care how it may affect the artist but most are simply trying to give guidance in the hope it will help. So here are a few things you can do to change your outlook on constructive criticism and use it to your advantage.
Firstly you need to filter your feedback, which ones are simply trolls of the internet and which ones are worth your time. Comments and reviews are found all over the internet, not just from published critics but from fans on social media. It’s pretty easy to figure out who has taken the time to listen and review youNovember 26, 2018
Music journalism is one of the more interesting roles within the industry. The most exciting part is the prospect of interviewing musicians especially high profile ones. Of course being a journalist is not just about glamorous events and meeting your idols, but we will get into that another day.
Doing your first interview is extremely daunting no matter who you end up sitting down with. Hopefully we can help you get over those initial nerves with some tips and tricks so that you can relax and enjoy your first interview.
In all of our interview tips whether it’s for an industry role, your first press interview or an artist interview, in every single situation you must always research and prepare for the job in every way you can. In this case you need to focus on learning what you can about the musician or influencer you’re interviewing, their latest endeavors and their journey through the industry, whatever it may be get to know them before you go in.
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Interview’s can be daunting now matter how many times you’ve had them, but the music industry is particularly competitive so when you finally get that invitation you want to do your best. We’ve spoken a lot about the music business and tips to getting into it but today we will be focusing on the interview process and what you can do to ensure you shine amongst the rest.
Before anything do your research, research the company as well as the role you wish to play within it. You don’t want to go in blind, if you’re applying for a record label then find out who they work with and what kind of music they release. Know the job you are applying for, if you go in not knowing the job description or the day to day tasks you’re expected to do then it won’t look good. It’s also important that you plan some questions you want to ask, it shows your interest.
Something that ties into the research point, make sure you know what’s on your CV. It’s easy to forget facts and informationAugust 07, 2018
There are many reasons you should have a blog or a place on the internet especially if you’re pursuing a career in music. Not only does it show professionalism but it also gives you a way to connect with your fans and any possible clients. If you’re a musician it’s a great way to sell merch or digital copies of your work, if you want to try out music journalism then a blog is a great place to start. It will become part of your business no matter which path you decide to take within the industry.
An obvious place to start if you’re thinking of creating an online space is to have a focus, this is probably something you’ve already thought of or decided. Depending on your focus your site will look different; if you’re a musician then you will want people to be able to access your music easily on your site as well as a shop section for any merch or digital music. If you’re a writer then you will want clear categories for your different posts. You will always want to include a secJuly 30, 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
For today we are bringing you another installment in our music careers series, Music Journalism may be one of the lesser thought about paths to take within the industry but it’s a very exciting one. For those who have a passion for music and the industry in general but do not particularly have a talent for making music then a music journalist is a great choice if you enjoy writing about music instead.
There are a few different types of music journalists depending on what sort of thing you like to write about. Some primarily review music and performances on blogs or magazines, some stick to the business side of the industry and others work closely with musicians to write articles about the artists, of course you can do one or a mixture of all of these but it’s important to establish the kind of music journalist you are or want to be.
Now if you want to become a journalist it’s good to have the skills to be able to work will all types of mediums, but you can always looJuly 16, 2018