Here at Fieldhouse we were very excited to come across this trailer for the documentary Unsound. The film expresses a shared concern of the music business with the Fieldhouse team. That concern being for the artists struggle in the age of streaming and free downloads. We are glad to see others trying to vocalize what they see as wrong and hope others will join in!
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
There have been some interesting announcements this week in the trades on two different initiatives, both of which reflect the changes in the current music business. No surprise to any of us, festivals have become the new way to listen to your favorite bands as well as create great revenue for the artists. Ten years ago Coachella was just a fun idea, and today Coachella, Bonaroo, and others are big businesses and bands without radio play are still making a lot of money. Touring and performing in front of live audiences is more important than ever, and here at Fieldhouse we feel that is a great readjustment. Digital delivery is good, but it does not take the place of honest live performances.
On another note, Shazam announced this week that they have attracted significant investments from many of the major record labels. Again, I applaud this development, as Shazam is a great way to recognize who you are listening to on the radio and is now an easy way to buy it as well. To me, these are both great improvements in the musical business with new ways for artists to monetize all their hard work!
Until next time,
Tuesday night was a fantastic introduction to our Fieldhouse Nights at Southside! Up and coming talent Kevin Garrett, the inspiring Sam King, and the roof shaking Mary C and the Stellars really brought the house down. I was especially grateful to see how much support there was among the other musicians and fans.
I feel very strongly that new and incredibly talented recording artists are not getting the opportunity they deserve in the current music business. I will be posting articles and sharing thoughts from many talented professionals in the future months, hopefully with some wisdom and guidance on how everyone can further develop their careers.
Here are two interesting articles worthy of your consideration.
Any thoughts or insights will be greatly appreciated and I look forward to speaking with you all in coming months.