Every week, we read the music marketing blogs out there so you don’t have to, and we try to find the most valuable ones for your career.
First up, are you an artist that’s interested in a major label record deal? Even in this world of D-I-Y and great independent music distribution, a lot of artists still want to explore that path. Music Think Tank has an awesome post that discusses some of the more egregious myths about record label deals. It’s a perfect educational post.
Musician Coaching has a link to an interview with punk rock pioneer, Henry Rollins, about why the Internet is such an essential tool to artists today. Click here to see what the Black Flag singer has to say about a career in today’s music industry.
Also, on this blog, we’ve mentioned the magic number of 10,000 hours before as the amount of practice any person needs to achieve mastery at their craft. Whether that craft is songwriting or performing, putting time into practice is incredibly important. Michael Brandvold stresses it this week in his article, “Has Your Band Put in 10,000 Hours Yet?”
Finally, with all the music discovery services and places to buy music on the Internet, you might be wondering how it breaks down by the numbers. Check out how this European band, Uniform Motion, goes in-depth to let you know exactly how much artists make from each service!
Have a great weekend, everyone. We hope you make some great music and have a lot of fun!
Posted by Mike Huberty on Sep 16, 2011 in Broadjam Blog