The music business is certainly changing.
We spend so much of our time looking after our digital profiles. In the past week we have done updates to our website, to our You Tube channel, created a You Tube channel to specifically focus on the Songbirds TV work we did in another lifetime (it was too confusing keeping it all together). I've been on here on Blogger, added stuff to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and next I need to check out our Soundcloud account. At what point do you get time to practice or write says you?
And finally, there is Spotify. Do you use it? If you do and you have an account, you could help us out. We need to have 250 followers in order to be recognised as artists on Spotify. Here's the link to our music page - you'd be doing us a huge favour if you went there and then clicked the follow button. Many thanks. Ok, one more job done lol
A new artistI feel sorry for young performers trying to make a living - where do they even start? A lot of the time they even have to pay for a chance to play a gig. But there's one lovely young girl here in the village that was too shy to get out and perform, even in front of her parents. So she decided to film herself singing songs by her favourite artists and put them on to You Tube. Fast forward a year and she got approached by a company in London to see if she'd like to enter a competition for You Tube performers and another year on she is now working in London in a music business office, has been writing with some of the best writers in Nashville and has already had 2 singles released. Her name is Catherine McGrath and you can watch her videos here - maybe buy her single or like her on Facebook to help her out? Or let your teenage daughters check her out.
So how do you listen to your music nowadays? Have you any favourite LPs? Or like me, do you still have some cassettes lying around the place? I'd love to hear...