In 1962 the Beetles auditioned at Decca Records in London. The A&R who met with them said that guitar groups are 'out' and declined to sign the foursome. The Beetles went on to sell over 2 billion albums. Perhaps the A&R liked the songs but thought their market appeal was limited? Or, maybe he just didn't like the music?
Professional studio costs are a major expense for any band, songwriter or solo artist. But, with a little insider information you can learn how to save money, without compromising on quality.
Recording your music in a professional audio studio has become more and more redundant as home set ups gain in power and musicians learn the art of music production. But, there is something that audio studios offer which many musicians tend to overlook.
As rental prices increase across the UK, we are asking musicians if they value privacy over space!
Does every musician know deep down who they are ripping off and just learn to live with it? That's an interesting question posted on Quora. Let's explore it a little ...
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!