Collaborations in the Music Industry
Updated: May 9
Collaborations is a popular trend that has paved way for many artists to gain popularity and bring forth the conjunction of different music styles whether it be styles existing in the same genre or of completely different genres (Charanjit, 2017). The music industry is quiet a competitive arena and the idea of collaborations has created a road for many up and coming artists to get their music out there more easily. It is important to identify ones strengths and weaknesses for an effective application of this ideology because this list is a stepping stone to recognize the artists that a musician is capable of connecting with (Lizannetsm, 2015).
The importance of different types collaborations were discussed in class and the need for it was discussed among the students as well. As discussed collaborations can be fan based, with other artists as well as people from other creative media disciplines. For example, there exists various stages in the release of an album which include the pre-production and planning stage, the production stage and the post production stage. In the first stage the various approaches that will be implemented in the project will be discussed such as the artwork which will require coordination with a designer, the different tracks involved in the project which can include the collaboration with other artists or fans as well, and finally the collaboration with a marketing team to get your product out there. The second and third stage of the project will be the implementation of these ideas to create a completed product.
Usually being a one man show is often extremely difficult and almost an impossible task and collaborations make this process much more doable. We must be open to suggestions from people of different disciplines as this plays a crucial role in the success of a project. The reason being people working in different sectors are often experienced with and aware of the situations that arise in that particular stage and it is always smart move to take their help for a more successful release of a project. In conclusion an individual artist must be open to collaborating with artists and people from other walks of life so as to move forward in his career and build a better brand name for himself as in the end even if you are a very talented musician, song writer or designer it is going to be extremely difficult for you to make a name for yourself unless you actually get your self out there.
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References: 1) Why it is Important for Artists to Collaborate. (2017, December 05). Retrieved from http://www.thebigmusicproject.co.uk/why-it-is-important-for-artists-to-collaborate/
2) Lizannetsm (2015, March 06). The Importance of Collaboration. Retrieved from https://trueschool.in/the- importance-of-collaboration/
3) SAE Creative Institute. (2015, April 09). Week 10: Collaborating with Fans – Self-Directed Practitioners – Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/self-directed-practitioners/week-10-collaborating-with-fans-c2cfff5d64fe