Growing up in my generation we were taught to learn how to cook meals for ourselves. could anyone reading this please checkout @selektionmusic on facebook/instagram/twitter and soundcloud please! Delusional. Sometimes it means hiring a helper you don't think you need or can afford. Live Nation is run on fear. How does he fail to make the list? The music industry does far better with racial and ethnic diversity. It’s not like he’s got a business to run, or something like that. All white men, US-focused. Others to watch in this category: Any billionaire who wants to play, baby! He never sold Tunecore. So I feel like people treat him as the guy that can sort of talk to anyone to gain insight/info. The Most Important People in the Music Industry You May Have Never Heard Of (Highsnobiety TBT) 2017-02-18 20:09 in Music Words By Alec Banks Yes I do include the commercial dross he continues to pump out as music no matter how much it grates. Artist managers, booking agents, music publishers, labels, A&Rs and others – we’ll treat them all. Patience and persistence are key traits to have in the music industry, as becoming successful in music takes time and an unwillingness to give up. Although there are more tools and avenues than ever for musicians to release their own music and manage their own careers, that doesn't mean it is the right choice across the board. I feel like I need to make this into a top 100 list! It just seemed to appear on the kitchen table. 1. (Update, Tues. morning: Someone suggested (below) that I should’ve put Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, as #1. Let's chat! Unlike Apple, which insists on getting it right, Google releases me-too product marketed poorly. A Notesetter ($15,000 - $50,000) transcribes music from audio to the page. Hello! The live business rules. He is paid by Google to lead a couple of bloggers. I'm sure my list could continue with words like passion, commitment, opportunity, networking, etc. I'm the founder and publisher of Digital Music News, the authority for people in music. The tantalizing premise of streaming has been a success story in many ways.  They read his emails, and sometimes, act on them. Some believe that all it takes is maintaining a standard of excellence. I am looking for Bob Lefsetz’s bio. I’m feeling like the CEO of Clear Channel has more power than Jeff Price. I recently watched the movie about James Brown and his nickname of the hardest working man in show business was certainly well deserved. Some artists are too stubborn to listen to fan demand because they are stuck in the artistic and creative world. You can see examples like this all over the music industry. Recent research has shown that many successful politicians, businessmen, and more were trained at a young age to be a musician of some kind. Here are five essential practices to consider as you build a foundation for long-term success in the music industry. The #1 most important person in the music industry, & has been for the last 15 years, is the consumer. As an artist gets more popular, so does the need to create intentional fan moments. But, you can not find a single person who actually likes this guy. They spend cash every day. That sounds like power to me. Who are these people? You can stay Independent and keep control of your music by learning and applying the principles of marketing to your music. Labels and venue owners as well as consumers of music all can tell when your experience is at a level of professionalism. They all know each other. They are sometimes laid out in a particular order because it makes the end meal taste better. Hell, I can just about recall reading about him appearing at one music conference – maybe two – where one would think that the 9th most influential man in the music industry would be appearing at pretty much all the major ones. Depending on your end-game, success is something you should never declare for yourself. He is a grumpy old man who thinks Google and Amazon and Facebook are the only things in life that matter and if you aren’t in the “mass market” you don’t matter. He didn’t create digital distro, but he helped give anyone with 10-50$ per single/album per year access to it, and grabbed some decent marketshare in his and Peter’s tenure. http://inthemix.com/featured/the-50-most-powerful-people-in-dance-music-2014/19011/51. Rail against Spotify, but that demonstrates how behind the times you are. wrote this , Leftsetz you have to be kidding. However, as pundits go, Bob’s not Seth Godin, Chris Anderson or even Kevin Kelly. How do we know that they do, in fact, do all those things? The music industry is not going under and there's always going to be people who love listening to music. Bob’s just a pundit. Lefsetz? Even without a sugar-daddy label to bolster your success, it takes serious, serious money and resources to launch and sustain a career. David Israelite? Plus, if you want to listen to the Beatles, you need local playback, which means Spotify. He didn’t run anything into the ground, but like most people who built a entity with VC gambled, and lost. I can't say I disagree with his statements in the article. This is probably the most obvious ingredient on the list, but one that is so completely misunderstood. He has zero experience in the music industry. And how do you do this list without Scott Borchetta from Big Machine? We need more shit disturbers in the music business. Others to watch in this category: Brandon Martinez (INDMusic), Rio Caraeff (VEVO).  And big ideas happen when big money is involved. The music industry consists of the companies and independent artists that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and organising live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent music creators. Sometimes it means taking a sabbatical and focusing on something else for a season (however long) to revive your perspective. I should have put Eric Schmidt #1. But with YouTube they have a head start. He slimmed Universal and continued to have hits, and it is a hit business. An artist who is not recklessly working, but organized and committed to a disciplined routine of practice and getting better will successful. What does matter is that these people credit Consumers – you can have music any way you want any time at any price. We also talked about what “success” means in the music industry and how artists can strengthen their revenue streams. 1. Most successful people in business Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – 1877) Vanderbilt amassed his fortune through his […] Love him or loathe him but Simon Cowell probably generated more money from music in the last 12 months than all of these put together (perhaps even if you include the venture capital).  If you don’t pay, they can shut you down tomorrow. Part of HuffPost Entertainment. 2. Put Beyoncé, Lorde or Adele in a room with any of them for five minutes and have them start a sentence with ‘I want…’ And you’ll notice that whatever power they have kind of melts. How many gigs went wrong and you overcame and still did the show? Busy Busy. While the place of the recording industry in the grand scheme of things is changing, labels remain the first thing that comes to mind when people think of the music industry. He’s a billionaire willing to blow money on music stuff. This is a very complex game and Music Industry Essentials will definitely help you sustain a career on whatever level you choose to operate on. Don't Worry About "Getting Signed" 95 percent of signed artists fail.With those odds, it makes more sense to learn the new music business on your own. Where are the speaking circuit tours? Where are the best-selling books? This list is obviously written by someone who has never worked in the day to day music industry. Creating demand for your music is difficult and most artists get discouraged long before they make it from local celebrity at the mom-n-pop mart into a larger super-store. No, he’s not a nice guy, but he is finishing first. AEG is a family. Spotify doesn’t care about you, it cares about its competitors…YouTube, Rdio, Deezer, Beats… Only one will survive, and Spotify is so well-positioned the game is almost over, the only company that can compete is Google, but Sergey and Larry’s company can’t shoot straight, they get it wrong time and again. I think Bob’s general appeal to people is that for those that skew younger…they like seeing an oldster who agrees with them…but the issue every emerging artists or existing artist should take to heart is that Lefsetz doesn’t get paid to solve any issues within the music or tech industries because he has no track record…he makes his money by telling people what they want to hear which is fuck the system…all hail the new system…oh wait…fuck that system too…. Music … With social media today, this is easier than it has ever been. anyone taking their cues from Bob Lefsetz needs their head examining. Sometimes an artist thinks they have the right song, right live show, right amount of fans, right venues, right advisors, some cash coming in, right amount of exposure, but nothing's happening. The music industry is a bit of an enigma. Major labels have had a remarkable resurgence. He strikes me more as the kooky dude who’s been speaking on the street corner for decades, that everyone knows and that may on occasion make for some light conversation amongst friends, but that nobody actually takes seriously. Maria Pallante is now running the US Copyright Office; she should make the list for her work on rewriting copyright laws.  He’s got a streaming service that is beating Apple, he’s making millions in personal profit a month, and using lots of your music for free. This list is delusional. These people have and are influencing the way music is being consumed, but as was already pointed out, it’s really a list of white men who managed or invented new delivery and distribution systems for audio or talk about or comment on the future of the industry and people consume what they say (though they may not listen). Pirate Bay’s next. You need to get people showing up to hear your music what they need. display: none !important; Today is National Voter Registration Day!  Especially if it’s coming from you (see Pono) or smaller, lower-pressure investors (see Audiam). Spotify is a poor marketer, who even knows it’s got chips in devices, but while you were lamenting payouts, Spotify invested. The appetite for good music and artists is insatiable.  Watch Audiam: they’re figuring stuff out on YouTube, signing marquee artists, and attracting capital. I’m surprised that Paul Resnikoff is not on this list. I like him. display: none !important;  Just hope you’re acquired or successfully differentiated when iStream starts to take off. Publicists often take over this area at some point, but as long as social media is a viable path, an artist always has a pipeline directly to their fan base. Many people get their start in the music industry just by doing their own thing. There are successful people of all different shades. A successful career in music doesn’t happen overnight. That’s the essence of the live business. With a wealth of jobs to choose from, here is a list of the music industry’s most lucrative professions. Market niche or the need for what an artist is making will dictate how much attention people give to the music being made. Being better at math is beneficial for a number of reasons, if only because so many new jobs in this day and age rely on that skill. Others to watch in this category: Jeff Bezos, maybe Google. It is an industry often portrayed as unstable and the people in it poorly paid. These music industry billionaires may not all own record companies, but from Richard Branson to Sean Parker, each of them has a hand in music and … }, 9  −  one  =  .hide-if-no-js { A store like Walmart Supercenter will likely carry a lot more inventory and varieties of the same product. The funny thing is, all of these guys are exploiting music. Even hitting radio doesn't equate record sales or visa-versa. But if we bring those people over to the legal side and Spotify, what is going to happen is we are going to double the music industry and that will lead to more artists creating great new music. Not one of them has found a way to actually create a thriving ecosystem for music. How Do I Become a Music Promoter? That’s right, while you were busy forwarding that inane Iron Maiden propaganda, about touring where the pirates are (pirates are everywhere, but they mean less every day), the business journal of record, behind a paywall, gave facts and figures, instead of hyped conjecture. The guy who founded Live Nation and collateralized EDM? The Fake Bob Lefsetz Twitter account is far more insightful. It's a very necessary and very frustrating balance to have mentors and advisors. He is 90% full of shit, and 10% entertaining… He is mostly an historian, and he researches things most of us have forgotten, so that makes his nostalgia interesting. Who the ???? It’s not how many albums you sell, but how many tickets. Why is it kept so secret? In terms of song consumption, hip-hop, rap, and pop are the most popular genres in the U.S., yet massive markets also exist for rock, R&B, Latin, country, and many more. If you can get a sense of the ebb and flow of music and musical language, mathematical concepts should begin to make more sense. It will show in everything they say and do on and off stage. For saving the music industry, one stream at a time. So they market and do their best to get it back. This is not a marketing game so much as an investment game. The Most Successful Managers in the Music Industry. Build your relationships. That’s kind of you to think of me like that. Google is the most powerful. An example, in 2009 he wrote: “But if the rights holders can see that you entice first with free, we’re gonna have a revolution. Has this happened yet? are all critical for an artist to truly understand if they are to be successful. Joseph Henry Burnett, famously known as T-Bone Burnett is an American soundtrack producer, record producer and songwriter. Industry strategy firm MIDiA Research notes that recorded music revenues ballooned to … If an artist is to ever truly succeed, they will at some point need to understand the moving parts of the music industry. That’s his career. Others in this category: Bruce Houghton (Hypebot). Whether it be of a piano, clarinet, or saxophone, it didn’t really matter. As an artist continues their process of becoming known, they will figure out personalities along the way and avoid the sharks and find the trustworthy allies who will help them succeed. This list is using the word power incorrectly. There are a lot of adjectives and nouns we can add to the list to help define the keys to success. Who you align yourself with along the way can make a difference to the time needed to cook your stew. Here are five essential practices to consider as you build a foundation for long-term success in the music industry.  Because free on the desktop leads to paid mobile.”. This list says more (in a bad way) about its author than it does the music business. Beats is a bust: http://www.billboard.com/, Correct link: http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6062727/beats-musics-first-100-days-a-bumpy-start. There isn’t necessarily a reliable way to get hold of the latest stats and studies about the industry. Financial and business success Getting to the top of their profession, in science, sport, arts or culture. A real shame. To become successful in the music industry, treat your career like a business. What a sad reflection this is on its author, whose vision is apparently neither global nor inclusive. Though, his email reaches an absurd amount of people, so THAT has value and “influence.” And through doing that for years, he’s built up the ability to meet with all sorts of people and get everyone’s spin on things. And in the twenty first century, it’s all about money. But if we bring those people over to the legal side and Spotify, what is going to happen is we are going to double the music industry and that will lead to more artists creating great new music. Everyone else on the list is making a noticeable mark on the industry as it evolves. We were taught to replicate that process. He is the definition of blow hard. The #1 most important person in the music industry, & has been for the last 15 years, is the consumer. The reasoning behind this is because the definition of success is different for many people. In the music business, it used to be that simple. Jackson dominated pop music in the early 1980s and produced influential, groundbreaking pop music videos. People are showing up to your shows, so you need to embrace that. In the case of music, the order isn't always as critical as the time needed to prepare and cook the meal. We’re all having the wrong conversation fighting over delivery mechanisms and pennies and not talking about accurate data reporting and smarter career management of both our retailers (including streaming) and artists.  That’s not nice, but it is powerful. I believe you are really talking about Napster v1. As it turns out, this is still relevant advice today. Even here, his position is based on little more than hearsay: someone reads the Lefsetz Letter, someone acts upon what Bob writes. That’s an ideal scenario where you can demonstrate that you are making progress and, therefore retain the ever so important support of your friends and family. I’m not sure why everyone thinks his opinion matters so much – he is factually wrong so much of the time. I'm talking how you've weathered the storm of the life of an artist. John Lennon also had a successful solo career before his murder.Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) – American pop singer. He was fired because we was not able to perform simple tasks. At some point, the easy work or repetitive work should be turned over to someone who is good at it and can free you up to focus on the areas that you are best at. Ultimately, who your fans are is not always up to you. It includes adopting a loss-leader strategy and letting go of revenue from album sales, if … Being flexible to break routine is important. If you want to change the world of music, that's not going to be done just by being the best – people also need to recognize your creativity and individuality. Unlike Mr. Morris, Grainge has many years ahead of him. Musicians and fans. Let’s first examine some characteristics that are pretty much universal in successful people… Of the study’s 1,239 performing artists, 42 percent were from minority groups, above the … Music Artist&Entertainment Manager / Marketing Professional / Author, Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter. The odds of making it big in the music, even if an artist has an We check out 12 of the most renowned black musicians who have revolutionized music worldwide. Furthermore, Rapino controls Artist Nation, i.e. Does Jeff Price still think Paul Resnikoff has Asperger’s? What no Robert Pittman? The more I keep seeing his name, the more I believe that his supposed influence is very much an informed ability – something that exists purely in the media. Neil Young and His Little Pono at #1?? He’s outspoken and didn’t make a lot of friends, but neither did any of the people on this list. There are plenty of women who could join her on the list. Since achieving success, Kanye has set up his own record label (GOOD Music) and written a book (Thank You and You’re Welcome! He lives in the cobwebs of his own bizarre mind.  He made people think about mediocre audio fidelity for the first time in a long time. Now That the Music Modernization Act Has Passed, Who’s Gonna Run the Damn Thing? That’s an ideal scenario where you can demonstrate that you are making progress and, therefore retain the ever so important support of your friends and family. 3. They stock enough to keep up with the local demand. Both are extremes, but one truth is that in our reality-TV generation, fans want to know the person behind the artist now more than ever before. A Music Editor ($20,000 - $60,000) works closely with the composer to document, organize and time cues for the musicians in a project. AEG is a multifarious company. It's what an artist needs to do to get over the hump of being a potential artist to being a widely known one. 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