How to Decide What Instrument to Play

If you find yourself toe-tapping and humming along to the music on the radio, Saturday night at a club with a live band, or buying tickets to orchestra shows frequently, you might want to consider learning to play instead of always being in the audience. The sheer number of different musical instruments available may leave you confused and unsure about how to decide what instrument to play. Explore why you want to learn and what feels like a natural fit to start down the road to a musical future. Continue reading “How to Decide What Instrument to Play”

How Live Nation/Ticket Master is Mentoring the Next Generation

When it comes to live entertainment venues, Live Nation and Ticket Master are the leading names in the game. Merged in 2010, Live Nation and Ticket Master are worldwide and well known. Continue reading “How Live Nation/Ticket Master is Mentoring the Next Generation”

Top Music Moments in 2017

Call it spontaneity or luck or just good, old-fashioned ingenuity, but when a music track hits the right chord with a moment in life, the result is pure magic. Such is the case with several music-related moments in 2017: when life met sound in perfect harmony. There were numerous examples to choose from, but we picked a few of our favorites to share with you. Continue reading “Top Music Moments in 2017”

Report Claims Major Labels are Paying Out $1.2BN a Year to Independent Artists

Long have prophecies of independent genocide by major record labels circulated throughout the music industry. A recent report from the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) may prove the opposite. The global market for independent music is actually growing. Despite a mass fear of monopolization and major label control, some $1.2 billion was attributed to independent labels in 2016, according to the WINTEL report. Continue reading “Report Claims Major Labels are Paying Out $1.2BN a Year to Independent Artists”

Can Streaming Really be Worth $28 Billion?

In 1980 critics referred to Bruce Springsteen’s The River as “a trip through the rock ‘n’ roll heartland.” But an album-length discourse on the human condition is a relic of music’s bygone era. The album is dead, and the single-song purchase is giving up the ghost. Smartphones have ushered in the age of music streaming services. Experts predict worldwide streaming markets to rise exponentially over the next decade. Hyper-connectivity in an era of instant gratification drives the new billion dollar industry. Continue reading “Can Streaming Really be Worth $28 Billion?”

Why Millennials Stopped Downloading Illegal Music

Illegally downloading music became a widespread hobby for people throughout the world shortly after the creation of Napster in 1999. This practice became so widespread that it drastically changed the music business. Nobody was willing to purchase music when they could easily download their favorite songs and albums in only a few minutes. The popularity of illegally downloading music has drastically faded in recent years as millennials have reached adulthood. These are the four biggest reasons why millennials stopped downloading illegal music. Continue reading “Why Millennials Stopped Downloading Illegal Music”

Why Microsoft Could Never Become a Force in the Music Industry

When Sean Gunn’s Kraglin gifts Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord a Microsoft Zune at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, everyone in the audience gets the joke.The now-defunct music player is synonymous with failure. It has replaced the Betamax as pop culture’s go-to punchline for the technologically illiterate. Continue reading “Why Microsoft Could Never Become a Force in the Music Industry”