Getting Started In The Music Production Industry – Tips On Top Music Software And More

The uncertainty of the economy hasn’t spared anyone. From industrialists to the common man, everyone is interested in the phenomenon of cost cutting. As a result of this, even soon-to-be married couples are being affected. Budgets allotted to weddings have come down drastically. Cost cutting for weddings is on in full swing, be it the food or the music. Yes! Even for the wedding music, couples insist on looking for options that don’t tax their pockets. The first and foremost thing to do in such cases is to remove the live music element from your celebrations. Don’t be disheartened. You will still have options like recorded music and your own playlist. Like a host of other things, even wedding music can be managed using the Do it yourself technique. All you need to tune in your iPod.

Now, here’s the irony of it all. Many record chains, including Tower Records, Wherehouse and more, have shut down because of Internet downloading and other factors, such as the weak economy, which leads us right back to the top. Independent artists have a chance to level the playing field a little to sell their music via the ‘download only’ sites, but now, music streaming has reared it’s ugly head, giving huge profits to Rhapsody, Napster and other streaming sites who are promoting “Bait and Switch” agendas, while music creators are thrown to the wayside.

Another way to download songs for your iPhone with lesser expenses is via mainstream services such as HMV and iTunes. Although you have to pay per download, these services offer a huge library of quality songs. In fact, there are millions of songs in their music library. They also have superb audio quality to boot.

Finally selling your independent music yourself has surely never been easier. Sites like CD Baby and Bandcamp mean you can offer your independent albums and singles at whatever price you like. And you receive most of the income. Through CD Baby you can also get your music download onto the likes of iTunes and Spotify which can mean more listens, sales and royalties. On Bandcamp you can give away your music for free or set a price to pay per download/item purchase. Alternatively, you can set a minimum amount an will invariably find a few supporters will pay more than this.

Use the dangerous method, as I call it. This is literally where you can spend time searching for “free” download torrents sites. I would strongly recommend you not go down this route as at best you will get poor quality and at worst you may have to get a new iPod.

It was only a few years back that legal online music became available to use. Many folks are aware of sites like iTunes and Amazon, but it is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many other music stores where you can download unlimited music easily. These are direct distribution channels of music record companies or have obtained the permission and rights from the music companies to sell music through their websites. Just to quote a few examples, there is Bleep which distributes music from Warp records, offering a wide range of electronic and indie download lagu. Connect, which is Sony’s in house pay-per-track music service carries music from all the major record labels. EMusic is a global music subscription service where you can download up to 40 songs per month at a price of $9.99 per month.

When you’re a fledgling music artist or band, you cannot demand a price – especially a high one – for music. Not yet, anyway. You have to share it for download and it must always be for free. How so? Because you’re the roving salesman knocking on people’s doors. If you want your prospect to buy your wares, show them what you can offer. In your case, it’s definitely the music. You are not required to give a free download of your entire EP or album. You have the right to highlight a few tracks just to test the waters and see if you and your listener are music soul mates.

A good way to avoid the problems with unscrupulous web site owners is to purchase your music mp3 download at a local retailer. They have selections from many artists or you can buy a prepaid card that you use online. Either way you are protecting your bank account while still enjoying your mp3 player!