So Young has been featuring underground artists for the last six years, with it’s DIY design and approach, to represent the DIY artists that are featured in the magazine. It looks like it’s done in someone’s bedroom, but this approach made it so popular from London to Tokyo.
One of the most difficult parts about preparing your artist portfolio is writing a biography. It looks like a very simple task, but in reality it is so easy to write a boring bio without getting notice past the first two sentences. You want to keep it simple, yet provide details; you want to tell them your story, yet not like you’re writing a book, you want to stand out; yet you have to sound professional.
Some say ‘the floodgates have opened’ and some say ‘the game has totally changed’. But the news are true: Spotify now allows artists to directly upload songs to the platform.
The new feature enables independent artists to upload tracks to the service directly –without any requirement for a third-party aggregator or record label. What this means to the likes of CDBaby or TuneCore is currently unclear. However, the new service is in the beta phase and soon to be released for all Spotify users.
Today I would like to get into one of the big mysteries of music: producing songs. Many people write songs on guitar, piano or even Voice Memos while walking down the street. But after you write your songs, how do you record it? Do you know how to make a demo? How does this all work especially if you do not know anything about producing?