Thursday, March 11

From DIY to Professional

We're always on the lookout for interesting articles that relate to any up and coming band trying to break. So on that note here's a great interview from Drowned In Sound dot com with the UK's Blood Red Shoes and their, at times humorous, take on the ups and downs associated with going from DIY to pro.

TEN THINGS I HAVE LEARNED: From a DIY band to a "professional musician"

Read Full Article HERE

16 comments:

Average Joe said...

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The AVERAGE JOE sound is unsophisticated and arguably crude, when compared to most of todays professionally produced music productions.

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Who knows, maybe you'll get a kick out of it too!!

Tryin to Keep It LOUD,PROUD and REAL....... AVERAGE JOE

Anonymous said...

Lets here it for shameless self promotion...utilize every possible venue to get your name in front of an audience!!

Technically Challenged said...

LINK TO ARTICLE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE WORKING OR IS IT MY COMPUTER?

Technically Challenged said...

NEVER MIND ...The link IS working. Interesting article!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

excellent article

Anonymous said...

"Arguably crude"

Crude is good

Anonymous said...

Well I Built A House Shape Like A Guitar in Ga.So You Know I'm in Music

Anonymous said...

i think we should never forget that the fans are the ones who pay us . I find it hard to believe that some bands/artist never answer email instead they have some person answering it that bad .I will never get too big to reach out to the people thats love me

Randy Mullet and the Red Hot Tyrannophonic Bunny Dogs said...

I am sick of every song sounding like every other one. Why? Because the session musicians are the same, the producers are the same, etc. The radio and record company execs are wanna-be's who can't play, sing, compose a tune or author a lyric, and don't know what it takes. They think they're right because they own the venues and the medium, and the ones who are wrong disappear because they fail in the ratings. Independent music is their worst nightmare.

The "traditional" music business is like the car companies that sold chrome and tail fins back in the day, with no thought for safety, efficiency and durability. It's about money for them, and noting else.

Independent music is all about everything to do with the music business, and money is only a part of it. When I sing a song, it's one I wrote. It meant something to me when I wrote it. When I sing, "She stands alone in the super mart, leaning on her shopping cart, while a crowd of other people pushes 'round," I see the face of the real woman who, "thinks about that man at home, who wouldn't know that she was gone, until he came to ask for her paycheck."

When's the last time you heard a really good song that stands out? Those are called "hits." My genre is Country/Americana, and way too much of it is just white boys making white noise the same way, over and over. Some deedle-deedle on the guitar, a bit of whine from the steel, a fiddle riff and a long drawn-out vocal note at the end of a lyric that doesn't rhyme. It might as well be a commercial for car insurance.

Music is like coffee, food, and wine. It's all about "taste." People who don't listen don't listen because there's nothing on they want to hear. Why do you think talk radio got so popular? There was nothing but crap on the music stations!

Independent music may never make me rich, or even pay for the roof over my head, but dadgum it; I get comments and e-mail from people who LIKE my songs. I feel like I've touched them, and they cared enough to reach out. That's a very powerful thing, and it's worth more than gold . . . although some platinum down the road would be nice ;-)

Robert Trebor said...

I just want to say thanks to all the friends and fans out there that support my music and all the other indie bands and artists trying to make a splash in this ocean we call the music business.I have had the good fortune to play with some world famous and world class musicians,I thought once I got to that level it would be smooth sailing. WRONG! but through Jango I get good solid feedback I can use to become a better songwriter and musician. Thanks Jango people for your Support Keep Rockin!

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Josh - Elysion Fields said...

all of you need to go see the movie "Before the Music Dies"...AMAZING documentary about the B.S that the music industry goes through and how all of the corrupt-ness started.
funny how you mention the car industry because that's exactly how clear channel started...all because a car company gave a loan to someone...that person then defaulted on the loan and the assets went back to the car company...they then saw that radio was much like cars, only it was time and not a physical entity (they needed time for advertisers and the crappy songs that are on the radio only bring in the mindless people to listen to these advertisements over and over).
like i said...a MUST SEE!

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DD Entertainment Productions said...

That article was great... reminded me of my touring days....such bitter sweet memories of crashing at student houses, too much pot and most terribly, cheap white wine.... bleurrrrgh! A right good laugh though. Our manager was a great bloke and an avid book keeper, a very important skill to have...as the article so rightly says.

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