Rock Band Lookingdoor Explains The Significant Transition in Music Business

Rock Band Lookingdoor Explains The Significant Transition in Music Business

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I think the music business is going through a significant transition.
The status quo of the big labels are being challenged by smaller niche labels and independent artists. Thanks to the internet music that is available to more and more people for cheap or even free. I like free music streaming but I also think it does a certain damage to the art. If it can be played online for free why buy it? I know there’s still a little minority of people who like to buy the songs they like but many are just fine with streaming. I hope that streaming services would introduce revenue share with artists based on number of plays for instance. That would be fair. When the radio plays a song it pays royalties to the artist or to its label. Not when it’s streamed. At least not yet  @lookingdoor

Live Interview 
Episode #372 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/10/11/episode-372-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW LOOKINGDOOR
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

Barnabas Nagy singer-songwriter & guitarist

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I think the music business is going through a significant transition.
The status quo of the big labels are being challenged by smaller niche labels and independent artists. Thanks to the internet music that is available to more and more people for cheap or even free. I like free music streaming but I also think it does a certain damage to the art. If it can be played online for free why buy it? I know there’s still a little minority of people who like to buy the songs they like but many are just fine with streaming. I hope that streaming services would introduce revenue share with artists based on number of plays for instance. That would be fair. When the radio plays a song it pays royalties to the artist or to its label. Not when it’s streamed. At least not yet.

What I’m happy about is that there are crowdfunding sites
where super fans can help the artists they like succeed. That can make a huge difference. We also have a patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/lookingdoor) where we hope to collect a recurring income from super fans to help to advance our music career.

It’s great to have fans and we had the chance to have real super fans.
One of the fans followed us for 10 years while we were taking a break, checking our website time to time when we would be back. As we re-lanched he wrote me a message on facebook telling me all this and he purchased our single. I was pretty much short for words, he so much liked our music he waited 10 years! Incredible.

At the same time it’s disheartening to know how saturated the market is
and how overwhelmed music blogs are. When I approached music blogs to submit my music to them some claimed to get ~300 submissions a day. I mean that’s crazy.

Where I fail I usually try to find an idea I haven’t explored yet.
That new path can make the difference in the world and usually leads to something better than what I envisioned in the first place.

I’d love to sit down for 5 minutes with Tim Ferris, author of “The 4 hour workweek”.
He’s been an inspiration to me as a person and as a businessman and I dig his openness and style. I’ve learned a lot from him about how to run a business, do market research, do marketing, outsource your life and in general live a more fulfilling life while doing what you love.

I’ve been interested in music from my childhood.
First, when I changed elementary schools my parents placed me in the music specialist class. That meant almost daily singing and playing the flute. We also had to learn the basics of music notes and music history. We had to attend choir twice a week at least. It was very much music oriented. Then I also attended the local music school where I first learned drumming then playing the piano.

I then reached an age where I realized I don’t like classical music
that much and started to listen to rock music. I left music school and began playing on my mother’s classical guitar. First I learned from a guitar manual then I tried to play covers of my favorite songs. I guess I then collected enough life experiences that I wanted to express myself. Music seemed to me the right medium.

Son Of Nothing

This is one of the first songs I wrote and it tells the story of a high school boy
who was searching for the meaning of life. I went through lots of ups and down. Lots of downs… I was bullied, looked down at, mocked and got hurt a lot. This song is about my struggle and my search for meaning in life. It seemed to me that for some life is easy whereas life for me was hard. But the good thing about this song is that it tells you how this boy is actually fighting and not giving up on life. He’s looking for hope.

The song, like the other two songs on the single was recorded at a friend’s home recording studio.
We had a session bass and a solo guitarist helping out. Daniel played the drums and I played the acoustic guitar and sang the vocals. It was actually recorded in 2005 but re-released in 2016 with proper distribution and everything.

The “Son Of Nothing” single is really just a taster into Lookingdoor’s music.
I have so many good songs and some of the best songs are yet to be released. We aim at getting the initial interest for our music. If people like the single and we get about a thousand email subscribers and some patreon supporters we’ll record our debut album.

Support Artist: http://lookingdoor.com/music/son-of-nothing
Gumroad: https://gum.co/son-of-nothing (preferred)
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/son-of-nothing-single/id1151398311?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Lookingdoor_Son_of_Nothing?id=Bc474alitmrrtrf4vp5qmt6pi6y
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWEVWNP

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We both live in a small suburban town in Hungary,
in the heart of Europe. The music scene is quite vibrant around here at least once or twice a year. There are a couple of up and coming bands formed in the town as well and there’s a yearly national music festival taking place in the town center.

Social Media Links:

Website: http://lookingdoor.com
Fan club to support us: https://www.patreon.com/lookingdoor
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/lookingdoor/sets/son-of-nothing
BandCamp: https://lookingdoor.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWEVWNP
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lookingdoor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lookingdoor