Music and Tours and You!
Lately, the steam of trying to keep relevant as an artist has its challenges. Many corporations are not investing in music like they use too. Top selling artist are coming up with tactics to keep your attention. Which many have to get over their diva and arrogance issues. Some artist are giving away free tickets, album preview, backstage passes, merchandise, downloads and performing anywhere to keep fans happy. Meanwhile industry doors are becoming narrow. Grammy and Award shows have cut down the number of genre such as R&B and Hip-hop, leaving MTV and BET a slot to keep fans updated. In all reality, as I like to say plainly, budget cuts. This year MTV reported a decline in viewership of one of its top viewed shows, MTV Video Music Award 2012. What does this say about the music industry overall. Well, I am not sure. I do know performances by Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, Green Day, Pink, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and One Direction, was not enough to gain viewership. However, last year picks had double the viewership Adele, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Lady Gaga. So, can anyone tell who is on top? Is it by the charts, sells or tours? Honestly, my favorite artists right now are Anita Wilson, LeAndria Johnson, Marvin Sapp, Anthony Hamilton, Kem and Aretha.