Archive | November 2013

Steven Wilson

Last night I saw SW and band live at The Circus, Helsinki.
Steven has improved. I liked Porcupine Tree a lot but this was even better He has taken his stuff to another level. Great songs, great concept and great band. Chad Wackerman, Adam Holzman, Guthrie Govan, Nick Beggs and Theo Travis. It was a musical journey and educating.

Now I need to get that album.

VS

Monster Review in German

Opus Symbiosis – Monster EP was reviewed by a german site called Powermetal.de. Check it out!

http://powermetal.de/review/review-Opus_Symbiosis/Monster,23308.html

Music & Business

Music and business are two completely different things.  For some years now I have been  studying how the combination of music and business works together. The first thing I have learned is that it is a very organic business. It changes all the time, nothing is constant. I have also learned that there are no standard path to follow. You’ll have to find your own ways. Today you can hear a lot of music and artists on the radio who may not have the best songs or great musicians but they have known the business. There are a lot of great musicians with great songs out there not getting anywhere because they don’t know how to get there. Pity, because they’ve got the most important part, the music.

But I guess music business almost like other business too. Having a good idea is not enough. You have to convince people and distribute the idea further. You’ll have to know the right people or make contacts. You’ll have to believe in yourself.