ISTANBUL TURKEY 2019
The Business Of Music
MUSIC 2 DEAL WORKS FOR PARTNERSHIP
By communicating via MUSIC2DEAL – THE MUSIC BUSINESS NETWORK, Al Crespo and Allen Johnston (Music Specialist) met and developed a win win scenario for each other. After lengthy communication Al Crespo has created three (3) songs that are being digitally released over the next few weeks in Korea, India, USA and across Europe.
The first single Al Crespo's "Maniac On The Floor" has been released to all the major and minor DSPs in Korea.
Here are links to those major DSPs.
- Melon: https://www.melon.com/album/detail.htm?albumId=10261937#none
- Genie: https://www.genie.co.kr/detail/albumInfo?axnm=81173056
- Bugs: https://music.bugs.co.kr/album/20237936?wl_ref=S_tr_01_04
- Naver Music: https://music.naver.com/album/index.nhn?albumId=2930644
- Soribada: http://www.soribada.com/music/album/PD0119787
- M.net: http://www.mnet.com/album/3248369
We also uploaded the official audio on our YouTube website.
Surprising, versatile, big and full of energy – that’s AL CRESPO, a singer and producer from Berlin with Ecuadorian roots, right from the middle of the earth. His music, which is self-written and self-composed, is a fusion of Pop(art), Electro and that certain funky feeling.
After collaborating with music industry legends like Herman Rarebell (Scorpions) and Bobby Kimball (Toto) releases AL CRESPO his new singles. Having been multiple years as a Hard Rock front man, playing innumerable concerts on many different stages worldwide, this wholehearted performer feels very attracted to the possibilities of this New Era of electronic music. The combination of real instruments and high-end electronic sounds pushes forward the creativity. “I really love to experiment with different stylistic agents in my music. This way every song comes fresh to the ears and it never gets boring, either for the audience nor for me. Besides I’m extremely thrilled about the idea of not only entertaining the audience on live concert stages, but also in discos and clubs.”
Brand new EDM material is waiting to be launched: Maniac On The Floor, Make It Happen and On The Rocks.
MUSIC 2 DEAL (music2deal.com)
Music2Deal is the exclusive Music Business Network – it combines a community to connect with other professionals from the music industry and a marketplace to make deals happen! There are thousands of professional members in the community who are able to discover and offer artists, music, licenses, and vocalists and to find new business contacts on an international level. Music2Deal has more than 20 local representatives.
MUSIC SPECIALIST (asha.com)
International distribution, publishing administration and consulting are just a few of the businesses offered by the Music Specialist. The Music Specialist’s mission to provide foundations in the Entertainment Industry and in business academics that will enable our clients to advance the field of social entrepreneurship with the highest quality performances and products that both educate and entertain.
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MIDEM 2018 CANNES, FRANCE
STAYING IN THE BUSINESS
Here’s something to think about.
It’s extremely easy today to have a music project recorded and released. Everybody pretty much has the ability to record, press and distribute a mp3 of some sort. Add to that the ease of finding a person with a digital camera and passable HTML skills and you have the making of an Artist website. Then you have the online outlets like CD Baby, Tune Core, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram as well as independent promotion, marketing and publicity people, plus untold other ways to get your music out to the world. And, if you are really tough, even the worst act in the city can find a place to perform, even if it’s free. Add to this the growing number of entrepreneurs who are paying their way into shows, television, concert halls, club venues and festivals and you may get the picture I am drawing. It’s become extraordinarily easy to put all of the machinery into place, but none of this guarantees that the public is going to take notice of your music. The truth is that with so many tools available to anyone with a computer and a song in their head that it is becoming more and more difficult to get your music noticed by the masses.
The music business can be compared to a marriage between new lovers. It is as easy for any two people to fall in love, get married either in Las Vegas or at the county court house, as it is to create a thousand cds. And, just like a marriage will drag on and on for the sake of the children, artists believe that their next song will be the “BIG HIT” and continue to record, promote, perform and rehearse. The reality is that there are only 150 or 175 major recordings being exposed and sold each month even though there are hundreds of thousands of recordings being created and offered. That places the abandoned rate for music at over 98%; the divorce rate for lovers is closer to 50%.
Now if you are like most NEW artists you feel that you create music for the love of the art and not for the money. Of course you won’t be in business long or you will become a RECORD PIMP and continue throwing money down that never ending promotional hole. However if you are serious in pursuing music as a career you will come upon the time when you will either decide to foot the continuing bill or find another career path. The decision is yours to make and unfortunately there is no “magic” or scientific right way to run your career. Just remember that starting over from scratch maybe the best thing for your musical career.
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Allen Johnston The Music Specialist
The Music Specialist’s mission is to provide foundations in the Entertainment Industry and in business academics that will enable our clients to advance the field of social entrepreneurship with the highest quality performances that both educate and entertain.