The Rock Band Industry Is A Mess
Rock music is one of the most successful genres in history. But it seems like there are no good ways to make money from it anymore. The industry is filled with shady practices and scams, which have led many artists to abandon their careers.
Some of these “scams” include:
– Selling your soul to record labels. (Yes, that actually happened)
– Being a member of a band that doesn’t even exist! (In fact, some of them don’t exist at all!)
– Having a fake name or being impersonated. (You might think you’re famous when in reality nobody cares. Or they care but won’t play your song because of its bad lyrics.)
– Paying for a tour. (If you really want to get paid, buy a CD and perform it live.)
– Playing stadiums. (I’ve never seen anyone actually go see a concert where there aren’t any seats left. And if you do, they’re usually empty anyway.)
– Making videos instead of songs. (They don’t make the songs sound any better, that’s for sure!)
This may be the worst industry I’ve ever seen…I’m starting to understand why a lot of bands break up! And the ones that don’t are probably selling out…
Of course, there are a few exceptions. But this doesn’t mean the rest of them are doing good. In fact, most of them are going broke!
The only way to beat this corrupt system is to make your own music and book your own shows. And it’s a lot tougher than it looks…
Fortunately, there is HIDDEN MICROPHONE. No, we’re not hiding microphones anywhere. (Well, at least not the kind you’re thinking about!) We’re aiming to bring back the good old days where the artist and their fans were on the same page.
What does this mean?
It means we don’t make our artists sell their souls to the record labels. And it also means we won’t make them waste money selling tickets for shows that will end up empty. It’s all about the music and the fans!
Before you start rejoicing, you might be interested in knowing that working with us has its own set of challenges…especially if you’re an artist trying to make a name for yourself. But I’ll let you be the judge of that…
Right now we’re looking for artists to join our label. If you think you got what it takes, then please send us an email with a sample of your music and a short description of yourself. If we like what we see, we’ll contact you.
Thanks and good luck!
Hidden Microphone – Making music industry outsiders into music industry insiders!
Oh no…I’ve just written a freaking book! Well, I guess that’s what happens when you’re writing something without a plan. So let me try to be a little more concise.
Basically, at this point in time, we’re looking for new artists to join the HIDDEN MICROPHONE roster. Doesn’t matter if you’re a singer, rapper, band or whatever…as long as you’re making quality music that people will enjoy, we want you! If this is interesting to you, then by all means contact us.
-Singers (All genres)
-Bands (Multiple guitars, bass, drums, etc)
-Graphic artists (You are not too good for MS Paint! We need people who can make album covers and icons)
-Songwriters (Not just people who want to sing, but people who can create music)
-DJ’s (because every singer needs someone to do the beats!)
…And that’s it! If you think you got what it takes, then send us an email with your best work and a short description of yourself.
Thanks for your time! We look forward to potentially working with you!
-The HIDDEN MICROPHONE staff
Hidden Microphone: Making music industry outsiders into music industry insiders!
Sources & references used in this article:
Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens: A Workbook to Break the Nine Thought Habits That Are Holding You Back by MK Alvord, A McGrath – 2017 – books.google.com
Invention: Break Free from the Culture Hell-bent on Holding You Back by J Camp – 2019 – books.google.com
Invention: Think Different; Break Free From the Culture Hell-bent on Holding You Back by JJ Camp – 2017 – books.google.com
And the band played on: Politics, people, and the AIDS epidemic by M Azerrad – 2012 – little, Brown