Ever wondered how Kiss FM got started? We were fortunate enough to find out for ourselves at one of our Music Industry Mondays events where we sat down with Lindsay Wesker, seasoned music industry veteran and the man behind some of the most incredible music innovations, including MTV Base.
Music Industry Monday
Starting out as a songwriter is an exciting time, perfect for those who want to be surrounded by creativity and watch bright ideas come to life. The path to this world can be both thrilling and challenging as you start the chase for the perfect lyric, melody and song that can capture the hearts of many.
When was the last time you tuned into a livestream on Instagram? Depending on your answer, you may think livestreaming has had its time in the sun, just a fun thing we all did during quarantine but has since died out. According to the guys at Lounges.tv, however, it’s the complete opposite.
If someone handed you six figures for one of your songs but you could never own the copyright again, would you take it? Welcome to the world of synchronisation (or ‘sync’). This is where songs are placed in various media such as films, TV shows, advertisements etc. and have the ability to generate a ton of reach for that song and the artist.
The music industry is undoubtedly full of talent, but if there is one subset of people who don’t always get enough credit for their craft, it’s songwriters.
Every week at our Music Industry Mondays events, we discuss industry-relevant topics and sometimes we bring on guests who are staples in the music industry as well as up-and-coming musicians. This week, we have one of our very own students, Tara Noble, to discuss her journey from student to incredible music performer.
Public Relations (PR) is a great way to get more exposure for your music, but it doesn’t come cheap. And that’s not just in the middle of a cost of living crisis either. There are plenty of different ways to get your music heard, social media being a big one, but landing on a popular blog will do wonders for exposure. But how do you find the right places to approach and how do you find the time to submit to the best ones? And who knows if they’ll even respond?
Actors have had enough. Around 65,000 of them have gone on strike, fighting for higher pay and asking for tighter regulations on the use of artificial intelligence in creative projects. But what’s this got to do with musicians? As actors are currently on the battlegrounds about streaming residuals and AI, it would only make sense to ask the same about musicians.