The Modern Musician
Summary: The Modern Musician is a weekly podcast hosted by Musicisum co-founders Ben Minal and Dan Davies. Our goal is to help you get ahead in today’s music industry. We’ll be covering all kinds of topics from how to get gigs for your band to how you can build a career as a musician.
In this episode we are joined by the wonderful Max Taylor Grant - touring professional and photographer. Max has put together 9 tips for a band going on their first tour, covering everything from how to advance and organise a tour to essential things you should take with you that you probably wouldn't even think of!
We're back with episode 5 - a whole episode in response to a question we're often asked: should you study music at university? The short answer is - there is no right answer. It depends what you want to get out of it. For the long answer - tune in for sixteen minutes and twenty one seconds of your day!
Endorsements! Everybody loves them, and everybody wants them. We see a lot of musicians seeking endorsements for the wrong reasons, and inevitably being rejected by the companies they are contacting. In this episode we talk about how you go about getting endorsements, how you present yourself, who you speak to, how you contact them, and what you should have under your belt before you even consider approaching a company about an endorsement.
Streaming has changed the way we consume music in a big way, and many people, especially artists, are against it. Platforms like Spotify are renowned for paying artists pennies, so should you be publishing your music on them? What about other platforms? Where should you be publishing your music digitally? How much should you charge? Should you give it away for free? Should you sell physical media? We talk about all of this and more!
Straight in with one of our favourite topics to talk about! We cover loads of information on performance, royalties, sync deals, busking, teaching, writing, merchandise, crowdfunding, and - of course - social media!
In our first episode we talk about our ideas & objectives for the podcast and what you can expect to hear us talk about in future episodes. We answer some music industry questions from people watching on the live stream, we learn that simultaneously broadcasting on Instagram at the same idea isn't the best idea, and we have a very awkward ending! Thanks for listening!