The public perception of artists in music industry may be distorted by the rockstar lifestyle. Behind closed curtains, it is not always full of glitz and glamour, but is the hard work, dedication and discipline that helps attain success in this killer career.
Music plays an important role in our life. According to many scientific researches, listening to music triggers the human brain to release the pleasure chemical – dopamine, and it is these artists’ dedication to share their talent and creativity through musical expression. Their song and performance are elements that help keep the human pleasure system alive!
What they do:
Artists – solo artists, bands or music groups of varied sizes – unleash their musical creativity and perform a specific musical composition together in the recording process. Most artists compose their own music and lyrics, some artists produce and mix their own records as well as develop their own publicity campaign. They need to practice hard for the tour after the album comes out.
In the digital era, independent artists have exploded. Artists can make money without getting record deal. They can self-release their work instead of requiring the advances of record labels. They can earn money from royalties, live performances, merchandise and licensing fees for their music.
To become a recording artist, education may not be a requirement. A pocket full of creativity and the discipline to practice. Enrolling in a music program or higher education may be beneficial as it can help you learn about music theory and grant you the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.
Thanks to the internet and the emergence of social media, it has never been easier to build a foundation for your music industry success if you have a strong passion for music. Other than practicing hard, you can promote your music independently by creating an online presence. Record a demo and post your music online to gain recognition from potential fans and the public. Networking with fellow musicians is great, because you can start organizing shows together. Also, dare to dream big and keep being creative! Success is just around the corner.
Though the band remained inactive, this greatest band of the 60s has always been ranked as the most successful act in musical history. According to the Gold ® & Platinum ® Program by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), The Beatles holds the top spot on the all-time ranking of best-selling artists with the number of 183 million units evaluated by the total certified album units sold in the US including streaming figures.
The 23-year-old Thai-born, New Zealand-bred rising star, Phum Viphurit is taking the world by storm with his catchy alternative folk tunes. Phum’s ‘Lover Boy’ has achieved widespread international recognition and became a hit which has brought pride to his country and inspired other contenders in his local music industry. His rising global prominence has facilitated him to land international gigs – since 2018, the Thai singer-songwriter has toured and headlined relentlessly in Asia, Europe and the United States.
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