For musicians, it is important to keep up with the latest trends and developments in the world of music. Whether you’re a guitarist or music engineer, the blogs below contain everything you need to know about the music world today.
Hypebot has become an industry leader in music blogging in recent years. Some of the best music bloggers across the globe submit daily posts to the platform. The posts are often in-depth, and cover everything from copyright law to gear reviews.
Managed by the same company as Hypebot, Music Think Tank is user-content driven. This means that if you’ve got a burning issue you want to get out there in the public sphere, this is one of the best places to do it.
Ditto Music Blog champions independent music above everything else. Recognizing the difficulty of indie musicians, there are daily updates on subjects such as how to create a sustainable music careers, how to market, and job opportunities for session players.
Where once musicians would have to rely on luck to get their demos into the hands of powerful music execs, UK-based Unsigned Guide has stepped up and taken on the mantle of A&R. Each month they feature the five best songs submitted and send them off to PR companies and record labels.
Founded in 1995, Pitchfork has been at the forefront of music press since the demise of print music magazines. Though it will often cover the big names in music, they have adapted with the times and cover Spotify and Vevo musicians as well.
There’s a belief that choosing a music career is self-indulgent, but The Music Entrepreneur is designed to dispel that myth. The blog covers everything from how to get booked, monetizing your music and more practical tips such as maintaining creativity and singing lessons.
Putting independent musicians and audio engineers at the very heart of their website, this blog stream covers four basic areas: Tips, how to get ahead on Youtube, Music Rights, and Promotion. It’s packed full of useful info to help get your music into the public sphere.
Though it now covers film and television as well, Consequence of Sound is first and foremost a music blog. It covers all of the biggest trends in albums and live music, and has helped to launch the careers of many of the biggest names in music.
For those more interested in contemporary classical music news, you should be sure to check out Slipped Disc. Founded as part of artsjournal.com in 2007, it offers a simple blog post format to keep you up to date on classical music news and opinion.
As a distinguished music journalist, Alex Ross has been chronicling the music of the twentieth century since the early 1990s. This website collects his previous and current music columns which he has written for the New Yorker and the New York Times.