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ReverbNation Discover | How important is social media to your music career?

3rd August 2018 | Music

ReverbNation Discover is the only place to discover fresh new artists, as well as to gain music industry insight and expertise on how to fulfil your music career ambitions – with help from ReverbNation’s platform for new artists and it’s expert insight into all different aspects of the music industry.

Listen to new episodes every other Friday, from 7pm (UK), only on W!ZARD Radio Station.

It's one of the biggest questions asked by new musicians in the modern music landscape: the importance of social media for a music career.

In years past, we have witnessed influencers getting signed purely off the back of massive social media followings - think KSI and, even, Australian prank collective The Janoskians. Whether they had the knack for music or not, their loyal followers helped sell records for a short time. But, at the same time, global sensations such as Troye Sivan and even Shawn Mendes were initially helped by having giant followings before they got signed.

But, nowadays, how important is it to have loads of followers before getting signed? Or are we back to the "good old days" of being able to get signed based on the quality of music alone?

On the latest "Questions & Answers" segment on ReverbNation Discover, we answered the listener-submitted question: How important is social media to your music career?

Listen to James Gilmore replying to the listener’s question and gain that crucial insight to push your music career ambitions in the clip below.

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How important is social media to your music career?

James Gilmore replies to a listener questions - this week, he offers insight into the importance of a social media following to your music career. (4 minutes)

New Music We Love: Bazzi's new song is Beautiful and Danielle Bradbery smashed it!

3rd August 2018 | Music

Following a mega-release week last week (with new DJ Khaled, The Chainsmokers, Logic, David Guetta and more) and before the epic release week of Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s new albums – this week the mega hits are fewer in number, but there are plenty of treats in store.

Featured Song: Bazzi – Beautiful (feat. Camila Cabello)

One way to get your artist globally recognised? Get one of the biggest debut artists of the year on their track. This week it was revealed that Camila is one of Sony Music (her record label)’s highest earning artists this year – so you can’t fault Bazzi (signed to a competing label) for wanting a piece of the pie.

The collaboration is, seriously, beautiful (as the name suggests) and is one to join the gradually growing pile of “collaborations which actually make sense” – a nice change in comparison to last week’s slightly odd Jason Mraz & Meghan Trainor collaboration. Anyway, long story-short: This is a really good song, it’s not very summery but perhaps it’s the exception to the rule this summer. Camila does “brooding” well, as does Baz.

Other Good Ones

Danielle Bradbery – Goodbye Summer (feat. Thomas Rhett): The pop sensation to-be has absolutely smashed it. This is a re-imagining of her song ‘Hello Summer’ (from last year’s album ‘I Don’t Believe We’ve Met’ – full of “must listens”) featuring Arena-selling superstar Thomas Rhett and it’s perfect for all of the following occasions: An afternoon on the beach, a BBQ, a Willy Wonka-style moment when you trip but turn it into a roly-poly, recovering from a break-up, travelling in a Maybach with the top off, and – obviously – when seeing Danielle in concert in London this October (supporting the, aforementioned T-Rhett, as…

Alec Feldman: The Jax Jones Phone

2nd August 2018 | Music

Don’t you just hate it when you’re trying to do something and then the phone rings and interrupts you?

So does Alec Feldman. Just as he was starting his show the other day, the phone rang! And at the other end of the line was none other than Jax Jones and Mabel.

Don’t believe it? Press play and hear it for yourself.

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Alec Feldman Is Interrupted By Jax Jones

Jax Jones and Mabel interrupt the opening to Alec Feldman's radio show with their new single Ring Ring. (1 minute)

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