Music and Business

Music and Business

The ins and outs behind one of the largest industries out there. Get ready to press "play".

Kyle Stumpo2 years ago
How to Grow Your Fanbase
When you first start out in your local scene, you may realize that you don't draw a big crowd at your shows. This may be disheartening to you and your bandmates, but you shouldn't worry about it. Just by playing a show, you've taken the first steps towards growing your fan base. When I was taking my entertainment marketing class, one of the things we learned was how to use social media to your advantage. Social media marketing is one of the best ways to inform people of your existence and engage...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Saddest Moments in Rock History
The other night, I had heard that Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead. It was a clear case of suicide via hanging, and if you ever listened any of the music his band pro...
Kate Quinn2 years ago
Music as Communication, Not a Sensation
I sang before I ever talked. Apparently, my uncle Jack was visiting my parents and I started singing "Scarborough Fair" by Simon and Garfunkel. I'd heard that song numerous times since my parents were...
Kyle Stumpo2 years ago
Why Supporting Your Local Scene is Important
Recently in Ottawa, a popular venue had to close its doors. It was a sad day in the Ottawa music scene; the venue, Zaphod Beeblebrox, or Zaphod's for short, was popular among the indie scene and elect...
Corey Gittleman2 years ago
Musicians Who Became Famous Through YouTube
With the abundance of bands, solo artists, rappers, DJs, and singing groups, there is a massive amount of musicians that one would have to surpass to climb their way onto the top music charts. And if that seems hard enough to get onto the charts, imagine how hard it is to get your name and music out there so people will begin to listen and appreciate the music that you have created. There are millions of people that put themselves out there and post their own videos on YouTube. Whether you rap, ...
Gregory Eze2 years ago
Sampling in Music
Popular music (pop music) these days uses elements of other peoples records. We think of today's artists, who seem to not have original ideas anymore. Some say that everything that can be written has ...
How To Make Sure the Artists You Love Can Keep Making the Music You Love
We live in a world where access to music has become easier and easier, and that's a beautiful thing. We can find almost any song for free on YouTube or Spotify and share playlists with our friends or ...
Tay Steward2 years ago
Small Music Blogs Charging for Music Reviews
In the world of music lovers and 6,000 new aspiring artists every 30 minutes, it seems as though there are becoming less and less music blogs who are actually willing to post an unsigned artists music...
E DM2 years ago
How K-Pop Is Taking Over the Music Industry
Being into K-pop has never been popular, and unfortunately we have to thank PSY for that. His "Gangnam Style" put a label on K-pop that was not accurate to what this genre of music actually is like. S...