Blog10 - 7 Tips For Beginner Artists To Make it in the Music Industry

7 Tips For Beginner Artists To Make it in the Music Industry

The 21st century is the perfect time for people to pursue their dreams in becoming an artist. There is a wide variety of opportunities for individuals to showcase their love and passion for music. The chances of you being discovered have become easier with the advent of technology.

However, for a newcomer in the industry, let us admit that it is not easy. Here are our 7 tips for beginner artists who want to make it in the music industry:

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Practice everyday

The world’s greatest artists are not who they are today if they did not practice and practice. You are still young in the industry. There are a lot of things that you should learn. Practice your vocals and your instruments to enhance your skills.

Learn to listen

It is important that you listen to your music and reflect on it. You are the primary consumer of your music. You know its strengths and flaws. Also, listen to what other people say about your music – positive or negative. Use it to improve your skills.

Connect with your fans

Your fans will push you to the top. Without your supporters, you will not make it in the industry. Treat them as your treasure and they will love you even more.

Be strategic

Explore various marketing strategies to promote your music and to establish yourself in the industry. The most accessible way is to take advantage of social media and other digital marketing methods. The internet allows you to reach thousands of people who will be your potential consumers.

Gain more experience

To make you more confident and more skilled, you have to gain more experience. You can perform in live shows to improve your stage presence. You can also join workshops and training that will better your skills. Engage in activities that will expand your experience and knowledge about music.

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Be patient

Today may not be your time, nor tomorrow. But always believe that your time will come. Opportunities will come along the way. What you have to do is to be brave in taking the risk. You have to soar higher and be patient until you reach success.

Have fun

Again, the journey may not be too easy. Thus, you just have to have fun. Do not pressure yourself into making it in the industry. Just continue doing what you love and loving what you do. Good luck!

Blog9 - The 8 Greatest Duets of All Time

The 8 Greatest Duets of All Time

What happens when to great artists collaborate? A BIG HIT! Music collaboration is a common practice in the industry, especially in the pop era in which two or more artists join forces into creating music.

Now, let us take a look at the greatest duets of all time:

Endless Love

Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

Endless Love was released in 1981. It peaked at number 2 in US Billboard Hot 100. It also topped charts in Australia, Canada, Norway, and Sweden, among others. Billboard named this song the greatest duet of all time.

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One Sweet Day

Boyz II Men & Mariah Carey

This song was released in 1995 for Maria Carey’s fifth studio album Daydream. It peaked at number 2 in US Billboard Hot 100. It also won the Reader’s Poll of Rolling Stone for the best collaborations of all time.

Say Say Say

Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

Say Say Say was produced for Paul McCartney’s album Pipes of Peace. During its release in 1983, it became Jackson seventh hit within a year. It became #1 in US, Canada, Norway, and Sweden and peaked at number 2 in the UK.

Under Pressure

Queen & David Bowie

This single was released in 1982 from Queen’s album Hot Space. Despite ranking at the 29th of Billboard Hot 100, Under Pressure topped the UK singles chart.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The Beatles & Eric Clapton

The Beatles released this single from their double album The Beatles which featured the instrumentation and vocals of Eric Clapton. It ranked 7th on Rolling Stone’s Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.

Ebony And Ivory

Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

Ebony and Ivory was released in 1982 and became an instant hit. It topped the UK and US charts and other countries. In 2013, Billboard hailed it as the 69th biggest hit of all time.

Dilemma

Nelly & Kelly Rowland

Dilemma was the lead single from Rowland’s debut studio album Simply Deep and Nelly’s second studio album Nellyville. It topped charts in over 10 countries, including UK and US. It also became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with over 7.6 million copies sold.

Baby Boy

Beyonce & Sean Paul

This is Beyonce’s second single from her first solo debut album Dangerously in Love. Baby Boy dominated the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks. It also topped more than country charts.

Can you name other great duets?

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Dannii Minogue’s Top 7 Hits That Dominated Charts

After how many years, the Queens of the Clubs is making the greatest musical comeback. After giving birth to a healthy baby boy in July 2010, Dannii has focused on various TV roles, including The X Factor Australia and more recently, BBC’s One’s Let It Shine.

Just this August 2017, Dannii released her most-awaited single, Holding On which is a serious club banger. It features bone-rattling beats and electronic quirky upbeat tempo. She is also expected to go on tour. Exciting, isn’t it?

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Well, to celebrate her musical comeback, let us have a throwback of her top seven hits that definitely broke the charts:

Love and Kisses

Love and Kisses was her first ever single from her self-titled Album Dannii and re-released album Love and Kisses in 1991. It peaked number 4 in Australian singles chart while 8th on UK singles chart. It is the fifth best-selling single of Dannii to date.

Jump to the Beat

Released on July 1991 under the album Let Me Be Your Angel, Jump to the Beat peaked number 3 in UK singles charts and 8th in Australia. It also topped the Billboard dance charts. It also topped in top 15 in Ireland, Netherlands, and Sweden. It is Dannii’s 7th best-selling single.

This is It

From her second album Get Into You, Dannii released This is It as the second single in 1976. It peaked at number 9 in UK singles chart and was included in Billboard Hot 100 in the 91st position. It also ranked 10th in Billboard Hot Dance Club Play. This is It is Danni’s third best-selling single.

All I Wanna Do

All I Wanna Do is Dannii’s best-selling single ever. It was the first single off her third studio album Girl. It ranked number four in UK singles chart and has been certified gold in Australia and Silver in the UK. It also topped pop charts in Australia, Scotland, and Belgium.

Who Do You Love Now

The second best-selling single of Dannii is Who Do You Love Now which she performed along with Dutch DJs Zki and Dobri. It was among the singles of Dannii’s 2003 album Neon Nights. It ranked third in UK singles chart, fifth in UK dance singles chart, second in Scottish singles chart and charted in other countries.

Put the Needle on It

Put The Needle On It was released on November 4 as part of Dannii’s album Neon Nights. It ranked number 7 in UK singles chart. It also topped in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Germany and Scotland charts. It is considered the 8th best-selling single of Dannii.

I Begin to Wonder

I Begin to Wonder was Dannii’s second single from Neon Nights. It topped the UK upfront dance chart and was the second in UK singles chart. It also ranked 14th on Billboard hot dance singles. It was also included in the top 10 charts of France, Scotland, and Europe. It is Dannii’s fourth best-selling single.

Apart from these chart-topping singles, other Dannii’s best-selling singles include Success, Baby Love and Everything I Wanted.

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Dannii Minogue: The Queen of Clubs and A Fashion Icon

“Love and Kisses”, “Jump to the Beat”, “Baby Love” and “This is it”. These are some of the hits of the Australian singer and dancer Dannii Minogue. She is the younger sister of pop superstar Kylie Minogue who recorded the pop hits “Can’t Get You out of my Head” and “The Loco-motion”.

Dannii Minogue began her career as a pop singer in the 1990s and has dominated charts all over the world. Let’s get to know Dannii better.

Personal Life

Dannii Minogue was born on October 20, 1971 in Melbourne, Australia. She is the youngest of the three children of Ronald Charles Allan Minogue, an Irish accountant, and Carol Jones, an American dancer. Her sister Kylie has become a pop superstar, while her brother pursued news operations in Australia.

At an early age, Dannii enrolled in singing and dancing lessons. By the time when she was seven, she appeared in several soap operas on Australian television, including Skyways and The Sullivans.

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Music Career

Dannii signed a recording contract in January 1989 with Mushroom Records. She released her first album, Dannii in Australia which topped album charts. Outside Australia, the album has been renamed to Love and Kisses which became a top hit. Her first single Love and Kisses peaked at number four on Australian charts and was certified gold.

In October 1993, she released her second album Get Into You with upbeat dance tracks Show You the Way to Go, This is It and This is the Way.

In 1997, Dannii released her third album Girl which featured adult-oriented dance music. She released her three singles All I Wanna Do, Everything I Wanted and Disremembrance which all peaked number one on the UK dance chart. In June 1998, Dannii began her The Unleashed Tour in the United Kingdom.

In 2003, she released her 4th album, Neon Nights which consisted of 1980’s-themed dance-pop songs which include Put the Needle on it and I Begin to Wonder.

In 2006, she released a compilation of all her greatest hits on the album The Hits & Beyond. In 2008, Dannii released her fifth studio album which includes unreleased and canceled singles from previous albums.

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Other Careers

Apart from music, Dannii also spent her years as a TV actress. She became a judge on The X Factor UK, The X Factor Australia, and Australia’s Got Talent.

She has also been a fashion design and model. She has been a Style Icon in Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom. She also became an ambassador for 2011’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Her creations were applauded by fashion line. She also has an online store featuring her works.

Apart from fashion, she is an active gay rights activist.

Where is she now?

After her hiatus in the music scene, she announced in 2015 that she is planning to make a comeback. In August 2017, she announced a new single Holding On and promises a new album. She also became a judge on a British talent Show Let it Shine.

She is now currently working on her greatest musical comeback and has also been appearing in various TV and theater works.