Technology has already changed the music industry and how we consume music, almost beyond recognition. Back in the day, having a physical copy of your favourite album was the norm, whereas now, digital media has rendered CDs almost obsolete and music streaming services are dominating.
Getting your music heard by your audience is difficult without a record label behind you. Luckily there are loads of different music distribution websites around to help you out. Here, Birmingham-based Drum & Bass DJ Zach Moran shares his experience of using two of the biggest music websites out there: Mixcloud and Soundcloud. Read some pros and cons of both, here.
If you want your music to reach a wide audience, it's time to consider music distribution companies. But what is music distribution? What do you have to consider with distribution companies? Here, the professionals at Help For Bands tell you everything you need to know...
With a well-planned and implemented social media plan, a musician or band can establish a relatable identity, connect with their audience and noticeably increase website traffic and conversions.
It's no exaggeration to say that the music industry is undergoing a revolution. With 37 million songs now available in digital formats, pulling in US$15bn globally, making a music video has never been more important. Sites like YouTube, which has 87 million subscribers to its Music channel alone, are fantastic for promotion. Where once this was only about advertising, it has now become a serious revenue stream.
As a musician, there are many reasons why it’s important to have a website. Especially now with so many artists taking the DIY route, it’s actually more vital than ever.
It was the late 90s when the Internet started gaining social prominence. What followed were a number of social networking sites like Hi5 and MySpace that allowed people to connect better. People began discovering new (cool) things, that ranged from funny faced smileys to glittering stickers that they could place on their profiles
It is often said that practice makes a man perfect. The more you perform live in front of an audience, the better you will get with experience. But sometimes it can be...scary!
A band manager is mainly responsible for taking care of 'business' for the band. That business however, is not limited.