In this 6 part series from Irish radio station RTÉ 2fm, you’ll find out everything you ever wanted to know about the business of music. We’ve spoken to bands, bookers, producers, pr gurus, stylists, manager, lawyers - all the people who’ve experienced first hand the pleasures and pitfalls of this infamous industry.
Episode 6: Everything Else...
So far we’ve covered demos, gigging, PR, visuals, getting paid, and in the final instalment of The Music Biz we cover… everything else. How do I avoid rookie mistakes? When do I need a music manager? How long does international success take? We’ll answer these and plenty of other questions.
Episode 5: Revenue
For any act or artist on the make, nothing beats the buzz of creating, crafting and sharing their own music but getting paid is sometimes a secondary concern. In this weeks episode, we explore the various ways in which an artist might generate revenue - from streaming to subscriptions, from branding to music sync and all points in between.
Episdoe 4: Visuals & Look
If you’re an artist today, the chances are you will be seen before you’re heard. That’s why you need to get your game face on and start thinking about style. In episode 04, we speak to JYellowL, Ruth Medjber, Ruthanne, Jim Carroll and others to give you the 360 view on the importance of your visuals.
Episode 3: PR and Marketing
Somebody once said if you build it they will come, but what if they don’t? Good PR and marketing is the lifeline to your eventual audience, ensuring they find see and hear your music. In episode 3 of the Music Biz, we give you the lowdown on getting noticed in the digital age.
Episode 2: Gigging
In episode2 of the Music Biz, we speak to numerous artists and industry insiders to find out about the importance of gigging and live music - from the sound check to the stadium tour, we’ve got you covered
Episode 1: Demos
In the first episode of the series, find out everything you need to know about making demos, with insights from CMAT, Ruthanne, and Conor from Wild Youth.