Artist Development

Keep your fans connected by giving them an app

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A lot has changed since Noisy Planet won “Best Music Business Website” honors from the Independent Music Awards in 2009. Facebook and Twitter have become mainstream promotional tools for bands, and fans are increasingly turning to YouTube as their primary source for music consumption. And most bands today haven’t been to their own MySpace Music page in years – if they still have one! (Sorry Timberlake) Furthermore, whether you realize it or not your fan base is going mobile. Studies now show that at least 65% of music is enjoyed on a smart phone or tablet.

A year ago I challenged my team to come up with the one thing that would help you promote your music more easily, and we did it.

Now when artists and bands sign up for Noisy Planet they automatically get a mobile app to give away to fans for free. We build the app on your behalf and load it to the AppStore for you. The app is branded for each individual act with links to your photos, bio, song list, iTunes catalogue, YouTube videos, Facebook page, Twitter feed and more. It takes about 3 weeks to set up.

If you were to do this on your own it would either a>take six months to build, or b>cost 2,000 USD to build, or both. It’s the easiest way for fans to follow your entire music career and keep you at their fingertips. Anytime you update anything about your career it shows up in the app in real time.

Currently the app is for iPhone and iPad only, and an Android version is scheduled for release in 2014.

Contact my Artist Services team at artistservices at noisyplanet.net with questions, or just hit http://noisyplanet.net/artistsignup.asxp to get started.

Never Surrender Inspiration

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Have you ever came across someone who claims that the sixties and seventies was a vastly superior age for rock n roll? Who am I kidding, of COURSE you have met someone like this! It is no secret that a large majority of rock listeners across the globe agree that the state of music is steadily going downhill and while most of that criticism may cater to the state of the music industry, a majority of the criticism also stems from the life of a musician. I don’t know about you, but whenever I picture the life of a classic rock star, I see tvs getting thrown out of hotel windows and groupies blitzing the back stage as if the Dali Lama himself is waiting for them in the dressing rooms. Now that the music industry has evolved into the beast that it is today, the life of a musician has drastically changed. There is no time for partying and living the rockstar life with your band mates! It is evident that musicians today have to focus more on the business side than just letting the music carve their path. Read More

Waking Into A Dream: The Story of P. Dicey (Part I)

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Just about any artist can tell you that their fame didn’t come easy. It’s evident that no one becomes a star overnight and from the drastic changes in the music industry that has been taking its toll over the past decade, becoming a star isn’t getting any easier. But such an observation really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone reading this. Frankly, there’s nothing really worth having if it simply falls into your lap. Succeeding is about embracing the present in order to build a stronger future. Life throws so many different curves that it’s almost too easy to throw in the towel and settle for second best. In this series of articles, we will follow the story of an artist who tackled every curve for what its worth. And although his story isn’t close to being finished, the events which have already unfolded that have led up to this moment in his career are far too astounding to go unheard. Read More

Dancing About the Avenues of Memory

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This video has been floating around the internet for a good while now, but I came across it just recently. In the video, we witness an elderly patient in a nursing home who seems to be quite ill with a fading memory. When his nurse addresses him, we aren’t even certain if he knows that he is being spoken to. It truly does hit home for me seeing someone in such a state for there are plenty of people close to me who suffer from something similar. It truly does make you wonder what his personality was like before his illness began taking its toll. Of course, he hadn’t spent his entire life mentally restrained; I’m sure this man has an entire life story that he could share if he were able to. Let’s face it: all of us do. No matter how mundane or chaotic our lives may become, there is always something to be told. Unfortunately for must, that idea merely becomes a fading fantasy. Read More