76 Industry insights in total for Music
Digital recording studios, online music stores, on-demand streaming and webcasting. New technologies have greatly reduced the cost barriers to the creation, distribution and sale of music. So how do musicians generate income from these opportunities?
Phillip Arran has performed in the West End musical ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'. Though he lacked professional training, his love of the stage and dedication brought success.
Bands and musicians need to market themselves, but creating an online fan base can be time-consuming. Start with these five simple stages to online marketing.
Many of today’s musicians, producers and DJs build a varied ‘portfolio’ career combining performance, teaching, and a range of other music and non-music activities.
Andrej Bako is one half of electronic music duo Loop Ellington, which he set up with Andy Diagram. He spoke about how technology has enabled him to create and perform music in an affordable way.
Being a creative is an exciting and rewarding profession. But when your competition seems to be just as talented and as enthusiastic as you, how do you stand out from the crowd?
Fay Fullerton is Head of Production Costume at The Royal Opera House. She describes how she got into the industry, with advice for people wanting to get into costume careers.
ShowTex design and manufacture fabrics and drapes for theatre and live events. They supplied the mattresses, sheets and pillows for the ‘NHS’ segment of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
Britten Sinfonia chamber orchestra is known for its adventurous approach to programming. Challenging perceptions of classical music, the ensemble has risen over the past decade to become one of the UK's top chamber orchestras.
Tommy Four Seven got his first club residency at the age of 17 and has worked his way up to launching his own record label. He shared five pieces of advice for succeeding as a DJ.
A lot of people want to get into music, but very few understand how they'll be paid once they do. Knowing more about the money means you'll be better armed to take on the business on your own terms.
Andrew Simper's admirers include Steve Duda, of the Nine Inch Nails and dance act Deadmau5, but he's not a performing musician. He writes the music software that these producers use to create hits.
Rhiannon Jones is a graphic designer working for Warner Music Group. She spoke about how a 3 month internship led to a permanent job in the music industry.
Hip hop producer Eric Lau started out trying to emulate his musical heroes. Gradually he learned to record his own tracks. From there he got into production. He spoke about his career journey.
Paul Alborough performs as Professor Elemental, a steampunk and 'chap hop' performer. He describes leaving full-time work to pursue his creative career, with advice for performers on developing a niche.
Performing artist Carol Leeming mentors young vocalist Mellow Baku. They spoke to Creative Choices about how the mentoring relationship benefits both of them.
Who are the different people that make a signed act work? This is an overview of the various roles that work with music artists – understand what they do and where you can fit in.
Mike Anderson founded Starfish Designs after making a traditional Scottish harp for his daughter. Now he sells instruments worldwide and spoke about how he achieved this business success.
Storyteller Vayu Naidu and jazz vocalist Cleveland Watkiss have formed an unlikely pairing: 'Bhakti & The Blues', combining Indian stories with improvised vocal soundscapes.
Maya Levy is an actor, singer-songwriter and pianist. She is also artistic director of the Open Arts Café evenings, where artists present original work to a supportive audience.
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