Why is It So Hard to Get Into The Music Business

Posted in: Musicouching by blackcat33133 on March 20th, 2010 | 1 Comment

This article is about how hard it is to get into the music business.

Why is it so hard to get in the music business because you go through real hard work making demos and no record label will listen to them but a person like Justin  gets famous in one week? I try so hard to make a demo but no record label will listen to it. So what I’m saying is there some easy way to become famous or something there’s lots of people working hard just to get the record labels to listen. What people should do is put their songs on twitter or You-Tube probably. Go out there and work hard and do your best. 

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One Response to “Why is It So Hard to Get Into The Music Business”
  • J.R. January 19th, 2011 at 3:39 am

    I find it really surprising this question is being asked. There is a very simple reason why people like Justin Beiber, or Britney Spears, get into the music business so easily (and plenty of others, mind you.)

    It is all about demographics and physical appearance…GENERALLY. In most cases, coming from a wealthy bloodline (and one where you were trained from a very young age in an instrument, singing, dancing, etc.) is a rather big aid. In the case of pop artists, it’s not really as important that you are technically proficient (or a master) of your particular instrument (including voice.) In other genres, technical prowess as well as ability to write refreshing – appealing – arrangements can, and often is, more of the focal point. A good tell for what kind of “artist” (or faux artist) is on a CD, is by taking a good look at the writers of the songs. Yes, there are people who simply perform other people’s music for a living…most of the real headliners and household names are part of that category.

    For the rest of us who are interested in the music business, we need to consider that it may only ever be a hobby – that it may never provide a net gain of income – and that our particular brand of music may not appeal to enough people to be a valuable catch for a record label. This is simply the nature of capitalism. But even in a different economic structure, music that wasn’t widely appealing would simply never do much for you or your career. To compound the issue, there’s no way of really knowing what to expect out of the markets, or what will sound good to the ears of a “majority.” But the reason why we hear so much music that is “similar” is because the precedent has been set. Innovation has a tendency to be stifled – but then again, it probably wouldn’t be if it innovative music were more popular.

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