Recently, many hobby musicians have come into the spotlight. Using social media networking online, unsigned acts have had a stronger fighting chance in the music industry than ever before. This leads many people to wonder if record labels can still compete with hobby musicians.
The internet has transformed the music industry, allowing independent and unsigned artists to choose from a wide variety of ways to get their music into everyones iPod. Instead of going around handing out hundreds of demos, musicians turn to the web to bring more exposure to their music and generate a huge following.
There used to be a time when only professional musicians had access to awesome beat-making software and tools. But times have changed and nowadays not only that you can use the Internet to get access to free beat-making applications, you can even make your own beats and sell them.
Debating whether or not beat making software applications are better than drum machines is not an easy assignment. We all know that most successful music producing studios are packed full of the latest hardware. Can the same musical performances be reached using beat making software?
Remember the times when spinning vinyl disks backwards and making mix-tapes were pretty much the only music-making processes we could afford? Or how prodigal the music producers seemed when they were announcing that our favorite artists were going to release a new album in a couple of months?
So you just returned from partying out with your friends and you can’t remember the name of that awesome track you danced to all night, but that crazy beat is still very vivid in your ears? And even after you find out the title and artist name and listen to it for several hours on repeat, you still think it’s the best song you’ve ever heard?