Since the music industry is in flux, there are a lot of people out there promoting the extremes, like the idea that record labels have nothing to offer talent, period.
Although there are more tools and avenues than ever for musicians to release their own music and manage their own careers, that doesn't mean it is the right choice across the board.
Not every record label is run by frothing morons who want to steal your money. The vast majority of labels are run by music lovers who want to make sure people hear your songs and who handle some of the non-creative things that may be tough for you to do yourself. Some musicians really like taking care of the business side of their careers, and they really have a knack for it.
Others simply want to be able to focus on the artistic part. That's where a record label can help. Labels also bring a wealth of knowledge of the business, contacts it takes years to build up, and a budget you may not be able to swing by yourself.
The DIY route is perfect for some musicians. The idea that it is for everyone is ludicrous. You need to filter out the background noise and decide which route is the one for you. These days, there is so much attention placed on this app or that social networking tool for musicians. These tools may have a place, but they are secondary to the basics. Writing good songs and playing shows still form the foundation of any real music career.
You can make it in music without the special marketing software, but you can't make it without the music and the shows. At least not for long. Further, no one has ever said, "I'm not that into the music, but wow, I really love this group's thoughts on social networking and music promo.
When are they playing? It is to say, however, that a good song is more powerful than a blog, a blog comment, a headline, a new software program, or a new social networking website. If you're a musician, your priority should be your music, every time. It can also be a huge distraction if you don't give it the right place on your list of priorities.
Now, probably you can think of a lot of musicians who have gotten something going on a social networking site. Date of Birth? Please enter the account owner's birth date here. We based it off your Facebook details. But you can pick one that's 25 characters or less and includes a letter. Numbers, dots and dashes are ok, too. Select one Female Male Unspecified. Connect me to Facebook friends and artists on Myspace? You may already know people on Myspace. If we find matches from your Facebook friends, we'll connect you to them right away.
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