Category Archives: Music Industry

Why are you still trying to get signed?

Why are you still trying to get signed?!The music industry landscape has changed drastically over the past 10-15 years.  It’s pretty much unrecognizable from the music industry that I grew up with through high school.  So why hasn’t the mindset of the musicians changed as fast?  For those seeking a musical path to stardom, it sounds to me that the majority of bands still see getting signed as Nirvana (the point of enlightenment, not Kurt Cobain’s band). Continue reading

The Top 10 Music Industry Blogs You Should be Reading

Top 10 Music Industry BlogsI’ll be the first one to admit, compiling top lists like this is never easy and subject to author bias and reader criticism.  However, I’m still gonna go for it.  And that’s only because I’m putting this disclaimer here and letting you fantastically awesome people tell me what else I might have overlooked or should not have included in the comments on this article.  We good?  Aight, let’s do this. Continue reading

Springboard to Fame? Why Festivals may still be Worth the Trip

Sunspot is a regular at the SXSW festivalDreaming about getting your band on a festival ticket where your music will get heard by those in the industry who may be able to help? Well, read on as The Sound of Local is pleased to share this guest blog from Mike with the hard-working band Sunspot. He explains what keeps luring them back to one of the biggest music gatherings in the country. It may just make you want to go, too. Continue reading

Hang Your Stockings! It’s Record Store Day!

Record Store Day 2014Each year, people in the record store industry have looked forward to that special time in April when the jolly man comes down their chimney and fills their stockings with all sorts of gifts and goodies.  This year, that man is no other than Public Enemy’s very own Chuck D.  And just for the record (pun intended), this has nothing to do with Christmas.  It’s the third Saturday of April: It’s Record Store Day! Continue reading