As rental prices increase across the UK, we are asking musicians if they value privacy over space. Unless you own your own home or live with parents, most musicians are forced to rent. We'd like to know what matters most to you.
I recently read a question on Quora which asked; Does every musician know deep down who they are ripping off and just learn to live with it?
You've heard of the phrase “big in Japan”, but what about China? We all know how fast their economy has grown in recent years so should we be looking to sell our music out there?
Being a songwriter used to be a 'proper' job. You'd learn your craft and write-to-order for a music publisher or direct for a record label roster. But nowadays it seems almost impossible to be paid for writing music. Placing songs with credible artists feels out of reach for so many songwriters, but why is that?
I bet you simply love marketing your music, constantly calling labels, radio stations and banging on industry doors.
What? .. did I hear you say you don't like marketing? If I'm honest I've never met a single musician who enjoys marketing their music. I've met people who have good marketing ideas and seem to have a skill for it but fundamentally it's like polishing brass, it's hard work, boring and not at all creative.
Just imagine if we could create songs in our bedrooms and get “discovered” as if by magic, but alas, that just doesn't happen. To be discovered requires a great deal of marketing. There is no escaping that.
Apple Beam has spent the last three years knee deep in music marketing due to a partnership with Audo Rokit. We've gone a stage further and developed an Artist Promotion package to take care of all your marketing. Think of it as zen marketing because we really have everything covered!
Here we go, changing the website again! Sorry guys if you are feeling disorientated by our constant image change but we're not web designers - we're music producers!
This is a bell curve. It shows in a rather effective way how we learn any new skill, whether that's the trumpet, bass guitar or playing cricket. As beautiful as it is in it's simplicity, the bell curve hides an uncomfortable truth. But can we learn from this truth and increase our ability to learn faster?