Making, performing and releasing music may sometimes feel like labour of love – why, sometimes we are even expected to pay to play gigs. Yet so much cost can be involved: equipment, instruments, recordings, studying, coaching/music lessons… not forgetting the hours we put in for composition, practice, marketing and promotion. And we can’t expect the world to owe us something (or a lot) for what we choose or need to do. It’s survival of the fittest, right? The strongest music gets the income.
If you want a review written about your band, do your research first. Thing about the genre of your MUSIC EDM and find the writers who specialize in this area of music. Next, read some of their work, and then find out how and where they review. Pick a reviewer who is most likely to be interested in what you are creating. You don’t need to be flashy or pull a jazzy marketing stunt. Simply being polite, realistic and professional will hold much more sway.
The downside each of us lyricist have is that often we write down some good lyrics and we have no music to go with it. A few of us might know a number of friends that play musical instruments or maybe uses a machine beat maker. Unfortunately, the melodies they create is not what makes our lyrics pop. I get very displeased, I practically just wish to cease writing. Therefore I had to do something about trying to figure out how to write music to lyrics.
Try various melodies until such time you discover one that works well after which let the melody to do the talking. Then modify your lyrics to match and VIOLA!! you’re on the way to writing music to lyrics.
The past several weeks have been a journey into the pages of rockabilly music history. I’d expected that. But it’s been much more than that. It’s been a journey into the very heart of rock and roll music itself. Rockabilly was a seemingly simple form of music. I’ve written about how it found its roots in the blues, country music, rhythm and blues music, and gospel music of the first half of the past century. But those roots carried more than music into the people of the 1950s. It carried the seeds of a new revolution in music unlike any that had ever taken place before.
Prior to reading music, locate anything that looks out of the ordinary for instance odd musical notes, unexpected chords or anything else. Highlight anything that you know will need to research further. Check any terms you don’t have an understanding of by using an online music dictionary.
Use your contacts too. It is very important that you take full advantage of all your existing contacts within the music industry. And if you have none, then get out there and start networking!