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SINGLES VS ALBUMS – THE MAKING! Part 2

Before this era, those of us that grew up in the ’90s and early 2000s, we experienced music differently. Artists were more rugged and when they released albums, you had no choice but to listen to every single track in your walkman, then fast forward, repeat and rewind to your favorites.

Artists worked hard for their music back then because nobody will buy a CD with only a single in it or two songs, no matter how good it was, everyone just had to buy a CD and listen to all the songs because of the way the walkman was designed.

Then the internet came and iPods changed everything and now, technology, music streaming devices, and YouTube have revolutionalized listening.

Today, the quickest way to be seen is on the charts, once you’ve made the charts then “you have arrived.”Album can come much later. Ask Davido, he knows this and he has been using this style to stay ontop the music scene.

He dropped IF and FIA in 2017, and with a strong social media he was the reigning king, prior to that, he last release was “Son of Mercy” in 2016, today he has demystified the puzzle. Assurance, one single meant for his girlfriend is on everyone’s soundtrack, Davido realized love sells and after IF and FIA, he learned and now he has used this strategy to garner and gather the fame and fortune that comes with understanding what works and what works best for you.

Some artists still believe in the old way of doing things, Falz the bad guy, Simi, etc, they still do the groundwork and churn out albums but a large majority of artists just want to hammer big with one single. This strategy might be perceived as making artists lazy, but again that’s the trend of the market and society, nobody wants to hear an entire album except you are popular and already known, else people just wanna listen to good songs and singles, provides just that.

With the right music, producer, social media marketing and platform, you can still get people to listen to your album, but first you need to carve your own niche and gain their trust with good music.

Singles or Albums…What’s your take?

Quality over quantity, and to gain the right traction, you need to work for it, it’s not magic and you won’t get a miracle you didn’t work for.

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By Kingdavid
SINGLES VS ALBUMS – THE MAKING – Part 1

To advance further and faster in the music industry and make your music a long-lasting Money Making Machine, then read this:

In today’s music industry, releasing a song and getting the right reception for it, isn’t as easy as A, B, and C. It’s more complicated. The battle between singles vs albums isn’t getting colder and the market for singles is still leading and might continue to do so, for obvious reasons.

Singles vs Albums has been a heated debate for years in the music industry, so to be ahead, you need to know how to market and distribute your single successfully while considering the pros of releasing an album.

Almost every music streaming platforms are more interested in singles. Radio stations for one, Boomplay, Spotify, Apple Music, etc. The list goes on. This era, knowing what your fans want on one hand, and what your music needs on the other is the line between being an upcoming and becoming a star!

Few other platforms welcome all kinds of music. CeFlix Tunes, the leading gospel music platform in Nigeria, takes on all kinds of gospel music, whether it’s a single or an album. They’ve got you covered as an artist.

When it comes to music, momentum is everything. Releasing singles gives you that momentum you need to blow!

Pushing up one song is easier and effective than pushing an album, but don’t think for one second that it’s that simple. Both options have their pros and cons.

Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Drake are known to release singles first and build anticipation with this move, then finally release their albums. By this time, they have set-up a rolling hype curve that puts their albums on a fiery snowball.

You need to understand the marketing style of music. Most artists make the grave mistake of releasing a single then months later releasing the video…the hype for the song has already grown cold so the video is just a waste of your resources. Music videos are important when pushing a single, and the next thing to go on for is an aggressive follow up on social media and shows/events.

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By Kingdavid
SELF-RELEASING YOUR ALBUM

Have you ever been faced with rejections from record labels and music managers, you became frustrated, and even started doubting your musical talent?

Then maybe it’s time you released your own album yourself. Don’t get it twisted, self-releasing your album is a great way to get yourself out there but don’t for one second think that it’s a walk in the park.

There are a lot of obstacles to face, and we are glad to walk you through the challenges you are likely to face as you embark on this jolly good ride…

Production Cost – Oh Yes! This is the very first giant you will have to slay, and without the support of a record label to handle the costs and distribution with the manufacturing companies, you are likely to slay it on your own!  Producing an album isn’t cheap, and if you are not a known artist, manufacturers won’t readily offer credit services to you. Luckily, sites like CeFlix Tunes, cdbaby, etc offer amazing deals to stream and release your music and album without hassles.

Distribution – Online distribution is the way to go and streaming services like CeFlix Tunes, Amazon Music, boomplay, Apple Music, etc, offer distribution services with fair enough royalties and even free services as in the case with CeFlix Tunes. You can get the best deals from these platforms to push your music and send them out to the global audience and music stores.

Promotion – Hiring a PR company is a sure bet, but you might not have such a budget as an independent artist. Your next option is to pair yourself up with a platform that offers such services and are affordable. CeFlix Tunes offers aggressive promotional services and even has a Non-Stop music channel that you can get unlimited 24/7 airplay for your song.

Start Right

This is probably your first rodeo and you don’t have any form of press coverage or fans. Begin small! Create a website if you don’t already have one or create a blog, like it be like your Head Quarters where fans and labels can find you. If you don’t know how to do it, join a streaming platform and let them create a profile for you. Streaming services like boomplay, iTunes, CeFlix Tunes, etc, offer these services.

Remember, don’t stop writing and making good music, the next hit is one song away.

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By Kingdavid