A current event that I have been looking into recently involves a massive change in the music industry. Musicians and recording artists are now receiving funding for their projects from subcontracted firms and private investors, rather than signing recording contracts and “360 Deals” with a record label. As many know, the music industry has been changing rapidly since the internet made being “discovered” a whole lot easier for emerging artists. However, the days of becoming famous off of a YouTube video are long gone, with only a few exceptions. The huge amount of people trying to become famous on YouTube has over saturated social media, and has made it very difficult to rely on the internet for promotion. The real key to becoming popular as an artist is having financial backing to promote their great music. Up until this year, the vast majority of that funding would come from major record labels. Not only would they put up the financial investment, they would control every aspect of the artist’s career: touring, TV appearances, getting radio airplay, and so on. Major record labels were the only companies that had connections with popular radio stations, large music venues, late night talk shows, ect. If an artist signed a major record deal, they were guaranteed to become a star just because of the amazing promotional avenues the label provided. Artists can’t make those connections themselves, so what bad about signing a record deal? The problem is the massive chunks of song royalties, merchandise sales, and touring payments that the record labels take from their artists. Often, artists who were turned in to superstars by their labels kept about 10% of their total net income. The other 90% of their income went straight into the pockets of the major label executives. However, this is beginning to change. A large amount of private investors are starting to get their feet wet in the music business. Now, talented artists can approach these investors for loans. The artists then take that loan money (often $50,000 to $100,000) and personally hire a firm or company that is subcontracted by a major record label. These companies take their clients’ music and pitch it to radio stations, TV shows, and so on, based on the company’s specialty. Before, only record labels had contact to these specialty companies and firms. However, these companies and firms have realized that they can literally double their profits by opening their doors to individual artists looking to hire them for promotion and placement. There are many success stories with this sort of approach to “making it” as a musician. For example, popular rapper Macklemore took a significant chunk of change that he earned himself and hired a publicity firm to work for him. It happened to be the same firm that promotes Warner Brothers Records’ artists on the radio. This “radio-promotion only” firm put Macklemore’s song “Thrift Shop” on nearly every Top 40 station in the country. That got the song heard by millions of people…
It mapped into the creative industries sector the following activities: Advertising, Architecture, Arts and Antique Markets, Crafts, Design, Designer Fashion, Film, Interactive Leisure Software, Music, Television and Radio, Performing Arts, Publishing and Software.
we would be well advised to treat the first book actually titled ‘creative industries’ - Richard Caves’ Creative Industries: Contracts between Arts and Commerce (2000), which magisterially canvasses the economic and contractual…
The definition of music is an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color. But who did it come from…?
The music industry is where the companies and individuals make money by creating and selling music. The musicians in this organization make extra money by going on tours and doing payed gigs. The companies who create and sell recorded music are music publishers, producers, recording…
What is the music industry? The music industry is one of the most universal and profitable industries in the world. Among the many individuals and organizations that operate within the industry are: the musicians who compose and perform the music; the companies and professionals who create and sell recorded music; professionals who assist musicians with their music career. The current music industry, present today, emerged around the 20th century; for the music industry to be as it is today, many…
Name: Yifan, Zhang
Mentor: Andrew Kirk
Feb- 11th- 2013
Modern Medicine coming of Age
Generally, modernity is a period of time, which provided economy, industry, science and art a great opportunity to make progress. However, we cannot easily periodize the Modernity, because the time of the start and the end is uncertain; some experts say the Enlightenment starts the Modernity period and the other say it started in 19th century. Such countless uncertainties make the climax…
P. O Box 190, Kimilili
Fiscal year 2014
Table of Contents
Statement of Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure 2
Statement of Purpose 2
Exhibit “A” Executive Summary 3
EXHIBIT “B” Business Description 4
1.1 Industry Overview 4
1.2 Company Description 4
There’s No Place Like Home
From the beginning I was never alone,
From preschool to high school I’ve always been known
We were called the “Full House.”
A set of twins and triplets defines my story,
Now read a little bit of my history.
Walking into my house was never unknown,
The creek in the door was one thing,
But the sweet smell of roses always reminds me of spring.
The purple couch always called my name
And I ran to it like a burning flame.
I remember doing my homework at the kitchen…
Write the report about your presentation dealing with the British music industry
For Mr. Colin Wilson
Student no 26151
The submission is due by Wednesday the tenth of December
Music is very important to a country’s culture broadcast and this involves an importance in its economy as well. On this date, according to ukmusic.org, the United Kingdom music industry has been contributing 3.56 billion pounds to the country’s economy. The purpose of this report…
An Organisation within the Music Industry
In this assignment, I will be focusing on agencies and the roles they play within the music industry.
A music agent consists of a team of agents that are employed by the company to organise the artist/artists gigs, concerts, Interviews and shows. As well as having the responsibility of dealing with the musician’s finances. A talent agent would often attend college and university showcases and shows to see what young talent is available. There is high degree…
Effects of Illegal Downloading on the Music Industry
Illegal downloading is commonly known as piracy, it describe that the steeling music from artists, songwriters, musicians, record label employees and others whose hard work and great talent who make music possible. Nowadays, downloading music is available for everyone on internet. However, it is still illegal. Downloading music on internet is what most people are doing because they do not have to pay, and they can choose only the songs they…
Music has been around for thousands and thousands of years. The caveman had originally started some type of sounds in which branched off into the music that we listen to today. This prehistoric music was started by the cavemen in order for them to express themselves, and the others who listened were affected in the same way that people are affected by music today.
For example, if someone is upset they will listen to something that will get them into a better mood, perhaps something mellow or soft…