Technology has advanced dramatically in the last decade and opened music up to wider possibilities. New styles and genres have been created and unique artist are found on the Internet every day. Thanks to social media we are able to share our music with people from all over the world and discover new acts and artist whom we wouldn’t have found otherwise.
We are starting to understand how important Social Media can be to the way we consume our music. Thanks to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter we have been connected to more and more bands and artist from all over the world. Who could forget such classic viral hits such as… Rebecca Blacks Friday or… PSY’s Gangnam Style or…
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The way we listen to music is no longer limited to just television and radio. iPods are a more mobile form of music, Instead of ferrying CD’s and tapes about in your bag. But this comes at a cost as people are finding easier and cheaper ways to listen to their music. Illegally downloaded music has swept across the world giving people access to more and more music at a much faster rate than going into a shop and buying the album.
And who would have thought that by the start of the twenty first century the machines would rise up against conventional pop music and enslave the world to the sound of Drum and Bass? Through a combination of computerized rhythms and custom made sounds and noises, Dub Step is one of the only musical style that people can create successfully using just a computer.
We have so many more opportunities as musicians to get our music out of the local scene and into the mainstream industry. It creates overlapping networks starting out with your friends sharing your music to share to their friends who share to their friends until finally you have a trending song being heard by thousands of people all at the same time simply by clicking the share button.