With the music industry more saturated than ever, there’s no longer a clear-cut path to gaining visibility, let alone securing lasting success. While many emerging artists focus on collecting Instagram followers and building a fiercely loyal fan base on YouTube, others still emphasise the importance of building connections IRL, taking on tough crowds busking in the streets and solidifying basic skill sets at school and uni. Meanwhile, innovators are constantly thinking new ways to craft and perfect unique sonic identities – from intricate new production software programmes, to companies like aclamguitars.com providing an extensive variety of high-quality custom pedal boards.
But between studying your own social media reach and finding the best place to buy guitar effects pedals, we can all agree that too much advice can be overwhelming – especially when it comes from those of us who’ll only crack out a tone-deaf tune in the shower or at Christmas karaoke (Wonderland HQ: guilty) – so we’ve compiled a list of the very best, from artists who’ve carved out undeniably iconic legacies by unapologetically following their own path. Here’s how to make it in music, according to Alex Turner, Dolly Parton, Prince, Ryan Tedder, Ciara, Freddie Mercury and Elton John. Continue reading “7 WONDERS: ICONS ON MAKING IT IN MUSIC”
International advocacy organization Global Citizen today announced that Queen + Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic, H.E.R., and Carole King will headline the 2019 Global Citizen Festival, the free-ticketed event on the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City on Saturday, September 28, 2019, presented by Citi and Cisco.
For the sixth consecutive year, MSNBC & Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of the Festival on MSNBC and for the eighth consecutive year, iHeartMedia will broadcast the Festival live across its radio stations nationwide and stream the event digitally on iHeartRadio. The Festival will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Twitter, presented by Johnson & Johnson.
Special guest performances will be given by French Montana, Ben Platt, and Jon Batiste & Stay Human. Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman will return as hosts. The Festival will be co-hosted by Matt Bomer, Rachel Brosnahan, Elvis Duran, Taraji P. Henson, Rami Malek, Bill Nye, Joy-Ann Reid and Forest Whitaker.
A couple of days ago Ryan shared a clip of him with Wanted playing in the background.
Yesterday the band filmed a new music video.
This leads us to thinking that Wanted might be the next single. Initially it was supposed to be released last September. Later that year it was featured in the Once In a Lifetime documentary.