So what did I deal with last week? You may think as a musician you are busy every day with songwriting and playing the instrument. Far from it.
Being a musician in the twenties of this century has become a lot more complicated. Like everyone else, as a musician you are helplessly at the mercy of the insanely advancing technological progress. The Internet and digitalization have turned the music world completely upside down.
Shitty Looking Streaming Sites
When I release a song, I need a distributor to offer it on the Internet to as many streaming sites as possible. These distributors sprout like mushrooms
from the ground and I'm spoiled for choice, but they all have one thing in common: they want money. Oh, who would have thought that!
Anyway, when a song is released then, it happens in a not very loving way. After all, it's all automated. The data is fed in and that's it. The result is that you as an artist are available at all streaming services, but the presentation is shitty. And that, in turn, I find shitty.
So I spend some of my time hunting. When I track down one of these loveless platforms, I try to influence how MASTER'S MONKEYS is presented there.
The possibilities are usually very limited, but every little detail that I can influence is welcome.
Here are a few examples of streaming sites that I was able to customize at least a little bit:
Get Your Dose
The services just listed are good for streaming music. But if you want that extra dose, be sure to check out another place of madness:
THE MONKEY CHANNEL.
Yes, that's right! There's always something new to discover on this growing YouTube channel.
See you there!
And that's it for this time, fellas.
Don’t miss out to be on again next Sunday for another episode of
THE MONKEY TELEGRAM
When it says again: Making Music In The Twenties Of The 21st Century.
Ev’rybody, have a good time and stay safe!
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