Live streaming seems to be taking over the media. From Snapchat to Facebook live, artists are able to connect with fans face-to-face for a live in-concert experience by the simplicity of their smart phone. In response, fans are becoming more willing to give donations to their favorite artists, especially if artists reach out and actually ask fans to help them out.
The journey of music from independent musicians to consumers is often a long, windy road full of obstacles and expensive promoting. With more than 130 million people paying for streaming apps like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora, CD Baby offers great leverage for Indie artists to get their music to these platforms easily and affordably. So, what makes CD Baby different than other music distribution companies? And what is the key to leveraging this platform to the artist’s advantage? Well, let’s find out.
Just about every song and music video out there can be accessed on YouTube. Fans love it. Record labels? Not so much.
With consumer habits shifting almost completely to digital streaming, record labels are facing competition with other “middleman” companies that can easily get artists’ music to the public for a fraction of the cost.
American music has been heavily centered around blues and rock for quite some time, and emerging Austin musicians are constantly solidifying the fact that there is something incredibly unique and inspiring about a good bluesy tune. RF Shannon is one of these brilliant modern artists.
Music-lovers everywhere will agree that an ideal Friday night includes an array of rhythmic guitar synths and drum beats pulsing good vibes through your body–am I right? If so, Austinites, make your way to the Lucky Lounge this Friday, Oct. 21st at 6 p.m. for a must-see musical experience–it’s going to be local music at its finest.
The Riverboat Gamblers recently released their “Massive Fraud” music video, and it is nothing less than a musical adrenaline rush. The video’s catastrophic array of juvenile elements in an old school film style mixed with its high-strong punk vibe eludes an authentic quality that will blow your mind (and possibly your speakers).