Music technology is important at Live and Loud we want you to have the very best and strive to find you guys amazing revolutionary pieces of equipment. Being the 21st Century, technology is speeding along at an almost impossible rate and it is hard to keep up with the constant upgrades on all technical devices. It seems almost twice a day you have updates for the your internet browser, your iTunes, your Spotify and the remainder of your software based gadgets. This is exactly the same with musical instruments and the latest ‘gadget’ is the brilliant and mind bending (sorry) Endeavour’s Evo Keyboard.
Apple are back! Music streaming is on the up up up at the moment, as we seem to not be able to avoid new ideas and new companies popping up trying to take the mantle from the world’s leading current streamers. Companies such as SPotify, Google, Last.fm and Pandora are already in circulation and this is direct competition in a new wave of the future of music listening as we know it.
The infamous reborn online music service that is Napster has been launched in 14 new countries across Europe.
Initially founded back in 1999 as a peer-to-peer file sharing service, Napster, let people share their MP3 files with each other with great ease and changed the way many listened to music and set the way for future music listening services.
For all you musical geniuses out there who have not had the chances to improve your incredible talent and do not have the facilities to do so, now could be your chance. A new state funded school is being opened in Tower Hamlets in Hackney for 16-19 year olds to hone their crafts.
Creation Record’s Alan Mcgee is set for a music business comeback by setting up a new label called 359 Music and he is looking for you to be his artists.
The legendary Scottish Entrepreneur, who signed Oasis, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine to the label he founded in 1983, Creation Records declared his intentions recently to get back on the music wagon. He walked away from the music business when his Potpones venture was dissolved in 2007, to DJ, Write and live happily in Wales.
There are many avenues to go down in terms of getting your material onto the internet and into peoples headphones. You should try and use all of them, whether it be Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, Mixcloud….whatever. The more chances you take with distribution, the more likely it will be for you to get it heard by a larger amount of people.
At this years SXSW festival Dave Grohl gave some advice in a stirring speech to new music and new bands out there to keep their independence. The world is full of new music and fresh, talented people who want nothing other than to express themselves through music and they should listen to their own voice and do what they want to do.
Who’s to say what’s a good voice and what’s not a good voice? It’s your voice, cherish it, respect it, nurture it, challenge it, stretch it and scream it until it’s fucking gone because everyone is blessed with at least that who knows how long it will last.
Many people are opting for recording their music at home, especially as it can be cheaper and also because it leaves the maker of the music solely in charge. This can help hone your craft as a producer and also to figure out what sound you want as an artist or a band. The best way to do this is to get the appropriate software that will aid your cause.