Beginning a Career in the Music Industry in 2018 Tips

A Career In Music

Every career sector is constantly changing and evolving, which is especially true for the music industry. It has seen a multitude of changes over the past few years, with the rise of digital downloads and the internet, there are a new wave of opportunities and challenges for fresh faces to encounter on their music industry careers.

These tips will hopefully help you navigate the music industry and get a great start in your future career.

  1. DIY Make Music

The rise of digital downloads and streaming has meant that the amount of music artists achieving record deals like they did in the past is dwindling and has been for a while.

Usually a band would play some shows, try and get their name out there and hope to be noticed and signed to a record company. Being a signed artist would mean you would have a contract and a record company would provide money for you to record your album(s). With fewer music artists “making it” this way, it means you’ll have to be a little bit more creative when it comes to making your music.

With the problems that technological advancements have brought for the music industry, there has also been many new opportunities. It has never been easier to record high-quality music for cheap and at home. There is a plethora of recording software out there, some free and some cost money and more people than ever are taking advantage of having home studio setups. Whether you want to invest in one yourself or find a friend who would be willing to let you use theirs, it is very easy in 2018 to have a more DIY approach to making your own music.

  1. Sign up for a Modern Music Course

There are more and more music related courses for people to attend to learn some skills to start their career in the music industry. When deciding upon which course suits you, it is best to choose one that will give you skills relevant to the current music industry. Due to the many changes that have occurred over the past two decades, some music courses will potentially teach outdated principles.

At Notting Hill Academy of Music, they insist on their courses being up-to-date with the current climate.

This music business entrepreneur course will give you relevant skills which are most useful for success in the music industry today.

  1. Networking

Something that hasn’t changed is how important networking can be for your career. Often it is found that the best opportunities come from knowing someone and beginning to collaborate in this way.

Whether you are interested in the business side of the music industry, or you are a musician looking for a band to join or you’re already in a band looking for other people to help boost your profile. Networking in the digital age is much more powerful than it ever has been. You are now able to use social media and see never-ending amount of potential connections you can make.

Using a website such as LinkedIn is a great way to network with like-minded individuals on future projects.

The Most Important Concerts In History

The Beatles – Shea Stadium 15th August 1965

The first concert ever in a stadium was very far removed from the slick stadium shows with massive screens we are accustomed to today. Using the PA system that was used for announcing players (Shea Stadium was a Baseball Stadium). In front of the 55,600 crowd, the band couldn’t hear each other, all you could hear was girls screaming and the band themselves admit they couldn’t hear anything they were playing, but it created an entirely new type of concert, was filmed and broadcast round the world and pretty much cemented The Beatles belief that they couldn’t play live anymore, giving them the drive to spend time in the studio. Once they embarked on their studio period they released the groundbreaking Revolver and arguably the most influential album in history, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Continue reading “The Most Important Concerts In History”

The Rising Price Of Concert Tickets

Everyone knows that concert tickets have been rising in price and since 1995 there have been several events that have pushed up the prices of tickets. In 1995 the launch of CD-RW drives meant a boom in piracy of recorded music. The reaction to this in the industry was a steep price hike. In 1999 Napster and the iPod launched which again was met by the industry massively increasing prices. In the 21st Century, as business models changed and artists decided that their bread and butter was no longer recorded music, but it was live shows instead. Since then there has been a rise in online streaming an a brief vinyl renaissance, but the live show die has already been cast. Continue reading “The Rising Price Of Concert Tickets”