The Challenges in Electronic Music
When most people think of electronic music, they think of experimental sounds and computer generated beats. The truth is that there is a lot more to it than that. There are a lot of challenges that we face as electronic musicians, and we want to share some of them with you.
One challenge that we all face is the lack of musical literacy among many members of the public. A lot of people think that you can just push a button and the computer does all the work for you. While it’s true that the computer plays an important role in creating music electronically, it’s not like it can do everything on its own.
Another problem is the lack of understanding around how much work goes into making this kind of music. It takes years to learn how to use all the software and hardware needed for electronic music production and even then you still have to put in hours every day honing your craft.
There are also financial challenges associated with being an electronic musician because there isn’t really any money in it unless you’re really successful at what you do which takes years upon years upon years….
The challenges of being in an electronic band, and the things you can do to overcome them.
Electronic music is one of the most rapidly expanding musical genres in the world. The increasing popularity of electronic music is due to its complex and futuristic sound which has been described as “a journey into sound” (Electronic music).
However, despite the popularity of electronic music, many people are not aware of the challenges that come along with being a musician in an electronic music band. In this blog post I will discuss some of these challenges and how they can be overcome.
The first challenge that you may face is finding other musicians to form an electronic music band with. This can be difficult because there are very few people who have experience playing this type of music and even fewer who want to play it professionally.
One solution to this problem is finding other musicians on social media or at local venues such as concerts or clubs where there might be someone looking for someone like you!
Another challenge is learning how to use your equipment properly so that you don’t damage it by accident or make mistakes during performances. One way around this problem would be hiring an instructor who knows what they’re doing when using these types of instruments; otherwise it may take years before getting really good at them yourself!
There’s something really cool about being in an electronic music band. But I don’t think it gets enough credit. Most people hear “electronic music band” and they think of a DJ spinning records, but it’s so much more than that.
As the lead of my band, when I perform on stage it’s like a game of real-time Jenga. I don’t want to pull out the wrong block, but if I pull out the right one at the wrong time my whole performance can fall apart.
I know that sounds dramatic, but there are so many different variables to keep track of when you’re performing live electronic music. If I miss a cue or accidentally press the wrong button, it can easily throw off my whole set.
That said, there is nothing quite like playing live electronic music in front of some raving fans who are lost in your beats, drops, and build ups!
The hardest thing about being an electronic musician is how to get noticed.
The internet has put so much music at our fingertips, it’s hard to imagine that any of it could be found by chance. There are so many layers of social media and blogs and music forums, there’s no real way to reach an audience by chance anymore.
You can only hope to be discovered in social media feeds. And if you want to be discovered in a social media feed, you have to be better than the rest.
That means composing original music that stands out from the crowd. That means creating unique sounds, unique rhythms, unique melodies and unique songwriting styles. You need to stand out from the crowd as much as possible, otherwise you’ll blend in with the white noise of other bands that sound like you.
In order to create original songs, you have to experiment with new synthesis techniques and sound design methods. You have to push the limits of your DAW software so you can create new and interesting sounds out of them.
A few years ago I was hanging out with an old friend who is also a talented musician. We were walking around the South by Southwest festival in Austin and he stopped suddenly at a street performer who was singing and playing an acoustic guitar. “I don’t get it,” he said, gesturing at the crowd of people around us. “None of these people are here to see him. They just want some background music so they can have a beer and talk to their friends.”
Last week, I had another conversation with my friend. He’s currently on tour with a band that’s playing electronic music. The band has been together for a few years, but even though they’ve gained a following, they’re struggling financially and can’t seem to figure out how to get their music to more people. Like many bands in their position, they’re thinking about quitting.
“It’s like no one cares,” he told me on the phone from the back of their van as they drove through Arizona toward California. “We’re playing music we love, but it feels like we’re just chipping away at this huge rock with our bare hands.”