as an independent musician who doesn't belong to a label and doesn't play live(and who has a penis)how do you get pitchfork to notice your music?
i have $100 to my name, i do everything myself, i have two albums out, the latter of which received a fair amount of attention, appeared on a handful of blogs and is even talked about on /mu/ sometimes.
ariel pink started out that way, he's doing alright for himself now. except anco discovered him and im just sitting here jacking it
i tried this the same day i released my last album and i can confidently say they don't give a flying fuck if you email them your songs, i'm pretty sure they don't even look through those e-mails they get constantly
nah. i don't want to make it seem like i made this thread for the purpose of whoring my music to you guys. just trying to get some ideas. this self-promotion shit is a real bitch and sometimes i feel lost trying to figure out what to do next
yeah, that's the plan for now. i've had a few friends get noticed on pitchfork, i'm just not a SJW and i just try to make decent music
p4k is kind of a shooting-for-the-stars kind of thing and i'm just trying to figure out how to widen my audience in general when there's a sea of other musicians out there trying to do the same thing
>there's a sea of other musicians out there trying to do the same thing
that's the problem.
you say you're a bedroom producer? there's a million of those now. it's not new anymore. what are you doing differently that is going to make me play your song at a party or show it to my friends?
that's what you have to figure out
aim smaller, send your music to some blogs and smaller review sites to get noticed. You can't just expect the biggest music review site on the internet to review some random amateur album no one has ever listened to. The albums they review are already generating hype by the time they latch on and make it mainstream.
i know exactly what you're saying, there are a fuck load of bedroom producers out there
the thing is i'm a single musician who plays a lot of different instruments, i go for a full sound in my recordings instead of plunking away at a nylon stringed guitar playing feelsfolk in my attic with my laptop mic. i think i do a pretty decent job at what i do, and personally i think there aren't a lot of current musicians doing exactly what i'm doing, but maybe i'm just delusional as shit
yeah, you're right about that. finding those smaller blogs and getting them to take notice is tough as fuck, but probably the best way to do it.
i actually sent my album to one relatively small blog who then e-mailed me back their pricing graph for having a detailed review, saying basically the "free package" gets you only a score and you're basically guaranteed to get a score below 4/5. they just throw an arbitrary number at your album unless you pony up $50+, i think i got 3.5/5 or something like that
lol, kind of irrelevant but still, man fuck the music world
The aim should be making good music
Don't throw your shit out there unless you know it's good. Like seriously so many people put some crap out there and spam it thinking it'll get them famous. Be harsh on yourself, make some good fucking music. If it's shit, practice, get better, keep at it and then you'll get good
yeah, after my first album which was just kind of a bunch of shit packaged together as an "album" i kind of realized there are a lot of shitty excuses for albums flooding the internet and you have to really make sure what you're putting out is worth listening to, which i try to do
I talked with Car Seat Headrest not too long ago and he basically said pump out as much good music as you can and fuck self-promotion, advice i guess i should take more
>instead of plunking away at a nylon stringed guitar playing feelsfolk in my attic with my laptop mic. i think i do a pretty decent job at what i do
The fact that you're so condescending to people who DO do that presages you not making it anywhere. That cynical mentality never makes success of people. Only few cynical people make it but have exceptional talent and fate on their side (i.e. Lennon).
Might as well get a job at McDonalds, you hick.
>The fact that you're so condescending to people who DO do that presages you not making it anywhere. That cynical mentality never makes success of people. Only few cynical people make it but have exceptional talent and fate on their side (i.e. Lennon).
But that's the opposite of true, you have to be ruthless to get ahead in the music biz.
Plus he's right about feelsfolk. You might make some coed's panties wet, but sadsack mumblecore is on its way out. It had its decade.
I think there are a some talented musicians who do that, i also think there are a fuck load of people who do that and don't really push themselves to do anything different and it comes out bland and sounding just like everything else. it's not an inherently bad style, i just hear a ton of people doing it and a lot of the time it's just not very good.
lol, no, i'm somewhere in the middle. i dont think a lot about politics, but i dislike a lot of shit about conservatives and a lot of shit about liberals
The Equal Ground, yeah it was super fucking lame
i should do that, i just have fuckin bad anxiety especially in front of crowds, and i'd rather have a band together instead of solo acoustic bullshit
They certain have paid to review... but they putt the most worst awful trap rap albums on their review sections... of broke niggas, man.. we got a chance, just make the music on the Pitchfork genre... or get a free review... being knowing before P4k review it... make buzz arround you... like Lil B and Makonnen.
It's not even as though it's of a genre in which it'd be even remotely acceptable to have a laptop there and fiddle with a few filters either
So basically it'll never get out there, jwj
He's right though about the industry being that way.
both mainstream from T-Swift to 1D and indie-aesthetic market from Daniel Johnston to St. Vincent.
it's because conservatives don't like music.
Being SJW is not synonymous with being liberal, I'm a liberal and I hate SJWs more than any /pol/tard, and I'm not the only liberal with that sentiment. If the only way to get ahead in the music industry right now is to put on le social justice mask and start blogging about the unbearable whiteness of indie and how fangirl is a derogatory term, then it's pretty much time to an hero.