There can be no feeling worse as an artist but to pour your heart and soul into writing and creating a music album, only to find that your fans don’t want to buy it. Even being a big name in the music industry is no guarantee that your album will make it into one of the top 10 or even top 100 chart positions.
Inspired by Robin Thicke’s most recent fail, here are 11 of the biggest album flops of this century.
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Breaking into the music industry isn’t just hard, it’s a real challenge that only a few will succeed it; it takes hard work, perseverance, talent and the right connections.
Continue reading Are you ready to break into the music industry?
The festival season is almost upon us and it’s set to be a scorching summer this year, so dig out your tent, your summer clothes and your wellies (just in case) and start planning for the months of mud, music and mayhem ahead.
With so many festivals to choose from these days, there’s one to cater for every taste, but the sheer amount of new festivals springing up every year means that picking just a few to go to can be a difficult task. Luckily, we’ve picked out the best UK music festivals to get you started. Continue reading The best music festivals of 2014
When Lady Gaga brought a so-called “vomit artist” on stage during a performance, she faced a backlash that led to her going onto the Today show to defend herself. And when Miley Cyrus gyrated around the stage in nothing but a flesh-hued PVC bikini, she was roundly vilified.
Does the music industry actually need more of these larger-than-life stars with their larger than-life performances?
Continue reading Should we bring theatre back to the music industry?