A New Path to Fame for Aspiring Musicians
The Internet can do for music what is has achieved for writing. The phenomenon of the web log or blog, which has so taken the publishing world and the media by storm, shows a way for people who prefer music to mere words as a form of expression.
Music recording, publishing, and retailing, have all been structured such that they require massive investments to start, and huge resources to maintain. This puts small bands at their mercy. We do not know how many accomplished artists and performers have been denied public exposure in the past ages of music. Talent shows are relatively recent, and the demand for participation in them can be as restrictive as entry to a music company’s office for an audition!
However, everyone can now publish their music on web sites. There are many quality services on the Internet where you can publish your recorded music. The systems are structured such that you need not be well versed in writing software or the related technical aspects. You can simply focus on putting your best foot forward in music terms! The best part of this Internet facility is that it is free. Therefore, you can perform for the world within whatever resources you have. Simply record your singing voice if you have no support at all! A great advantage is that you can assemble all your music in one place, even if you travel and perform at different places. Everyone in the business of music can use the facility, so it is a great way of putting your work on the world stage.
There are 2 caveats to this: one is the issue of intellectual property. It is one matter if the lyrics and music are all of your own. However, if you are in to remixes or just a lover of older music, then the Musicians Union is your best bet to make sure that you stay on the right side of the law. Unintentional errors on your part in respect of copyrights can also hurt your image, even if you are too far away to be sued! The second aspect relates to making the world know about your work. The absence of entry barriers makes the medium extremely competitive. You need help from an Internet Marketing consultant to promote your music web site.