In our previous "Tips from the Pros" series, we provided some all-star advice on how to perform your best on Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard & Vocals. But every great artist needs a great tune to play on, so here's a few pointers on writing songs from some of the best in the business.
For today's blog post, Next Level Noise has invited music business mastermind Steve Rennie to share his expertise on the subject of artist management. It's a topic he's very familar with, having served as artist manager for multi-platinum rockers Incubus from 1998-2014. His 36 years of music industry success also include being a concert promoter, record company executive & internet entrepreneur. Learn more about his Renman Music & Business & Renman U online course. And read his words of wisdom below!
This July, after about 26 years of New Music Tuesdays in the U.S., the global music industry will shift its new release date to Fridays. The debate over the change was sparked by music piracy that routinely would begin in Australia, where new albums drop on Fridays, before hitting the UK (Mondays) and the U.S. Although there is still some opposition to the change, digital streaming services and music trade bodies like the RIAA and International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) back it, making it seemingly inevitable.
With this week's news that Tidal, the high-fidelity music streaming service that Jay-Z's Roc Nation purchased in January for $56 million, has launched its Premier streaming service, musician entrepreneurs are on people's minds right now.
1. It's Hard Out There for Songwriters
Along with the sinking production costs of video production and crowdfunding for movies, independent production of games for mobile devices has taken off, meaning that there are more visual media products coming out than ever before. And they all have one thing in common: the need for great original music.