Are you new here and just found out about my podcast Success Beyond The Score? Or maybe you listened to the first episodes and lost track of it afterwards. Even if you are a regular listener (thank you for your support!) this recap will be useful to easily find the themes that you want to review and save them for later.
Livestreaming is one of those technological advancements that definitely changed the game for artists. We do not have to wait for our five minutes of fame in a TV channel to get on people’s screens anymore (although being a guest in a Late Night Show is still the dream!). But just as it is exciting, it can be intimidating to put on a livestream through YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or whichever platform you prefer.
Life happens, and what happens is not the end of the world or your career. Listen to Millicent’s take, that comes from her own experience, on how to deal with the anxiety that appears when things don’t go according to plan.
So glad to know that black lives matter in the music industry and that the show must be paused to take stock of the murder of Mr George Floyd by a police officer during arrest. I’m joining the protest.
Not every outlet is suitable for every creator, and given that, as we have mentioned already, each one of us has a limited amount of energy and time, depending on the circumstances it may be best for you to keep your income sources offline. Let’s see if that’s the case!
It’s even more special today because it’s Angela’s (my Community Manager) birthday!
I happily volunteered to play for the Caribbean Social Forum through videocall tonight. I am glad and relieved knowing that communities like them didn’t just close and go on hiatus as soon as this situation hit, because we need these social spaces alive!
Given the amount of money generated by the streaming of music, it doesn’t make sense that songwriters, composers and performers have to rely on Government support and struggle so badly to survive. For this reason, the Musicians’ Union and Ivors Academy joined forces to demand more transparency in the flow of money generated by streaming services.
This marks 20 episodes of Success Beyond The Score! What started as a friendly little effort to help the musicians I know find their way in the professional music world has turn into a major resource with five starts in iTunes, and I could not be happier.