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The New Rules Of The Music Industry - TheRecordingRevolution.com

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If you're an artist or band trying to get your music out to the world (or even make a living) then you need to play by the new rules.
Gone are the old days of the music industry where you would hope to get signed and then become a star (i.e. everything would be done for you).
Today you need to view yourself (and your music) through the lens of three very important truths. I call them the new rules of the music industry, and those who play by them will succeed.

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yo this is EXACTLY what i needed to hear right now. My perfectionism is preventing me from releasing anything! Thanks so much for making this video

by auza13 3 years ago

Perfectionist is a killer... for 10 years I kept all my music to myself... I allways tought I was not "good enough". But I got enough of that... I finally started to share my ideas! even improvisations, or raw tracks. Something I would never call "songs" before. It feels great! :)

by EpicZEVEN 3 years ago

My dear musician friends: If you wish to stop eating ramen noodles then please listen to and heed Graham's advice. By reading these comments I can easily tell who's eating the ramen.

by Don Chapman 3 years ago

The fact that this is all true doesn't make it less depressing

by geecen 3 years ago

Only 3 Labels run entire music industry.
Universal Music Group (UMG)
Sony Music Entertainment (SME)
Warner Music Group (WMG)

by DVD 78 2 years ago

Perfectionism is a nasty beast. The main force behind it is the fact that many of us truly feel a sacred connection to our art (I would consider mixing to be an art also). One of the biggest things that opened my eyes to the reality of creating music was reading stories about my favorite bands and their recordings. For me, learning about the difficulties facing bands like the Beatles and Pink Floyd was like a revelation. Albums I've considered "perfect" as a fan are probably anything but perfect from the band's perspective. That is what inspires me to work faster and criticize less harshly.

by Kevin McGrath 3 years ago

Totally! If you're too precious with your content you'll never release it. I've read and heard so often that people love the see an artists journey. That's the putting out content part.

You'll get better with time, and your old stuff will always suck to you ... but to other people, that don't do what you do, it's amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ ...or so I've been told ๐Ÿ˜…

Thanks Graham.

by Tazonium 3 years ago

Really take to heart what Graham is saying about perfection. I was in a band in the middle to late 90's. We had three songs test marketed on radio in NY, LA and Chicago as well as locally to Charlotte, NC where I was based. Record labels were courting us and we had 2 EPs to our credit. We fell apart due to internal differences. I beat myself up over it for years and years. A friend of mine gave me a figurative slap by saying, "You got father than most people and managed to create something people loved and enjoyed." He was right. I let my drive for perfection blind me to the point that I never enjoyed what I did nor created. Don't let this happen.

by Troy Losse 3 years ago

I'm bad at the "Finishing the project" thing. But the fact of "Just release it" is almost scary but almost liberating at the same time. I know what I can/will do.

by jphi1000 3 years ago

I agree 100% , anybody needs good recording devices and fresh ideas , needs also to kill the
3 P's as said the perfectionism,procrastination and paralysis

by Wael Chorfan 3 years ago

Worked with dozens and of artists over 19 years of producing and recording/mixing... agree with Graham. I read a bunch of you are getting hung up on what he is saying about getting hung up on quality... but that does not mean to create stuff skillful and make your art the best you can! Its more that guys like us see soooo many artists getting hung up and they could A.) be way more successful and more people hearing there work, and B.) getting to that amazing song that they needed to put out 20 songs to get to that one... who cares if thousands even of people listen to the 20 bad ones? People like to see the process these days when that used to not be a thing. I'm not just side with every opinion and idea I hear... I think critically BUT on this one I'm going to agree with Graham, he is really onto something here. Story is king, content is king, authenticity is king, how bout quality is queen ;-) lol... Lets make more music!!!

by Sam Knaak 3 years ago

I don't like the new rules but I realise that this is how it is now so we have no choice. I'm not at all good at presenting myself nor speaking in front of a camera, I can't ad lib nor output a continual verbal stream on my own. If I'm having a conversation or someone is asking questions yes, otherwise my mind goes blank! I'm a private person and have always just preferred to let the music do the talking for me so the old system would have suited me much better. But here we are and having to deal with it. I think a lot of very talented people will fall by the wayside because they're simply not built this way. Maybe a friend or family member who is more this way could help with the marketing and doing interviews to get the content. Maybe in future people good at marketing but not musically creative could take on musicians who just want to concentrate on the music as I find that struggling with the new rules actually stifles my creative flow, we're simply not all entrepreneurs!

by John Earth Heart 2 years ago

I struggle with two things: 1. Marketing myself and 2. Regular content. Marketing, for me, is so hard because people simply don't want to sit down to listen to music anymore. Even my own family hardly takes the time to listen to anything I record. I feel like, if I shove content down peoples throats, they won't engage in the content because they WANT to. With regular content, I feel it's hard for me because people would rather hear more song covers. Original content and the production of a song doesn't catch peoples attention and I don't want to only record Disney song covers lol.

by ISpeakSax 3 years ago

I've been putting more and more things out quikly and without big thought and the thing is that people lissen to it and say that it's even better than I thoght it was!

by Andrรฉ Figueiredo 3 years ago

I struggle with appreciating the original piece so I feel the need to get opinions from other people and they say I'm worrying for nothing.

by It'sCherish Doll 2 years ago

Not quite sure I am 100% with you on what you have shared on this video!

by Max Tofone 3 years ago

Very insightful. Its great that with your experience, you are trying to make us brave and feel good about our creations good or bad. Appreciate your intention. But there is a big difference between you and the guy like me. You have big fan base and well known to the industry and community. If you rush and create imperfect content, that may become a new style, trend and much more. As a newbie if I do that I will be lost, no one will look back at me. However, this gives me little bit of hope, I will try to stay positive, learn new techniques, learn from the past and focusing on the next track to do better. Thanks

by Love for Music 1 year ago

Releasing half assed, unfinished product has been the bane of the software industry. That's a terrible idea.
Hard work, perseverance and talent are the vital ingredients in all endeavors. All great artists are perfectionists.
You'll need a strong stomach for the music business, that's where they like to put the knife in.

by Duderama 67 2 years ago

I agree with many points in this video, but I also feel that an artist can be a brand without having to do EVERYTHING themselves. Artists should have the privilege to focus solely on their music, which is why I think the independent label is going to soar in years to come.

by Matthew Biancamano 2 years ago

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