This article is a really good article. It starts off saying that social media is only accountable for 1% fo new music that is being heard. There are couple of points that are made about the social media not helping that much but then is counteracted with comments stating that social media helps in indirect ways. Social media will not get your music sold but it will get the artists known and give you the opportunity to grow with that artist.
Socail media has been playing a huge role in helping promote artists that do not have the funding from a major record label. Social media is a great way for an up and coming musician, producer, composer etc. to start a fan base and get recognized.
This summer’s pop hit, Carly Rae Jepsen’s cheerfully flirty “Call Me Maybe,” shows how much the hitmaking machine, and the music industry, have been upended by social media.
Andre Moseley's insight:
This article shows the treu power of socail media in the music industry today. If it wasnt for youtube and twitter this song may have been just an average song out of canada that would not have gotten teh recogniiton it has received to date.
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