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.
It has finally happened: Artificial intelligence can now not only create fully coherent songs, but also extended plays (EPs) and long plays/albums (LPs). An AI-focused startup called WaveAI created the app Alysia, where the AI created a 3 song EP. Surely Alysia is not the first experiment of replacing composers with artificial intelligence, and it surely won’t be the last.
Instagram has just released a brand new feature, IGTV, which allows users to broadcast videos up to 60 minutes in vertical format. The new feature is perceived as Instagram moving to become a direct competitor to YouTube, in the sense that it is encouraging its users to publish ‘vlogger’ format videos with IGTV. So, with IGTV, musicians can now position themselves as influencers, and market themselves even better. In this blog post, I would like to look into 3 main ways musicians can use IGTV.
For the past two weeks, I have been writing about my first European Tour featuring concerts and masterclasses I did in Italy, Austria, Portugal and Spain. I organized this tour completely by myself and have written about the what, where, when, why and how of DIY Touring. Feel free to read through the two posts here and here.
This week I’d like to explain the realization of this tour: What happened and how did the tour go? What were some surprises? What were the best parts and worst parts? If I would do it again, would I change anything?