This is a great article on how the internet is changing the music business these days.
I would never have been playing shows out in the music scene if it weren’t for the internet. The internet was the reason that got me gigs in the past. With Itunes and Youtube, those also changed the music industry online. If you want to get signed to an indie label or major, it has been all about the internet these days. You can get a huge fan following online.
Like the article said, if it happened with Phantogram, it can happen with anybody.
Plus, with computer technology, you don’t even need to have a band to record songs anymore. There’s plenty of MIDI music software that almost sounds close to real instruments which I plan to do soon. I’ve been looking into getting some type of music software that gives you computerized band backup. That way I can make full band electric rock on my own at home since I won’t have a band right away.
The internet seems to be a new home for music these days, and honestly, the internet is where I’ve heard most bands from.
I remember in the earlier days during the 80’s and early 90’s when there was no internet, it was kind of hard to keep up with the music industry. Back in those days we had ad flyers, magazines, newspapers, etc. Now the internet makes promoting easier.