The music business is ever evolving.
I am so excited about the new transitions that social media, music streaming, youtube, etc. have pushed the industry to become. I think that these tools allow for the best art to succeed in the end because it gives so many exciting, talented, and super creative artists a platform that they never would have had ten years ago @TheRomanticEra
Romantic Eras interview starts at 25:00
Episode #371 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/10/06/episode-371-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW THE ROMANTIC ERA
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
The Romantic Era
The music business is ever evolving.
I am so excited about the new transitions that social media, music streaming, youtube, etc. have pushed the industry to become. I think that these tools allow for the best art to succeed in the end because it gives so many exciting, talented, and super creative artists a platform that they never would have had ten years ago. The coolest thing to me about this change is that it really allows demand for an artist to influence success. Obviously, money remains a large factor in marketing on any of these platforms, but I think it at least gives creative artists and game changers more of an edge to create the way they genuinely want to.
We have had a lot of pros with the industry thus far.
We’ve gotten a chance to work with some amazing producers and musicians. We have gotten to share the stage with some great musicians. We have been able to distribute our music on scales I never would have thought possible. I guess the biggest con for us was being in contracts with management teams and labels who made a lot of promises, but never came through on them. This is super frustrating. We want to be able to make and perform our music for a long time and obviously these were huge setbacks for us. But we are happy to be able to make our music and share it with as many people as possible again.
We are super fortunate to have 8 people
in this group who are riders. The only way to turn a struggle into a triumph is to grind. All day, every day.
Recently, I’ve been super interested in Scooter Braun.
I saw an interview Charlie Rose did with him and I was so fascinated by his story. I had always heard about him obviously in relation to Justin Bieber, but until now I didn’t really know his story. I would love to pick his brain and try to understand his ability to market so well.
I always had the urge to sing and perform.
I loved to entertain and so I joined sports teams and jazz band. Through football and jazz I met our drummer, Ben Griffith and when he found out I could sing he brought me into the world of bands. We were in about 80 projects together until we started The Romantic Era. We’ve been making music together since then.
Thief was the most abstract song lyrically on the album.
The song is a statement on the emptiness one feels when they are left by a lover.
Our approach to recording our tracks is a little different
because of the amount of members in the group. We allow for each member’s flavor to come through the record and that adds to our fusion sound. Thief started with a riff from one of our singers and we layered some piano over the top. Once we got the main verse vocal down, we enhanced it with the drum/synth piano. We wrote a hook over the same progression that you hear in the verse. We then flirted with several ideas for the synth drop until we landed on the “bendy” synth you hear now. I’m super pumped with how the final product turned out.
Available for purchase on Itunes
“Rooftops” is meant to be an album you can feel.
The album contains experiences from members in the group and has a very straightforward lyrical tone, because we wanted to share a piece of our pains, passions, and drives in this album. Its important to us to put into the records the energy we perform with, and I think “Rooftops” was able to capture that. This album contains songs I want to hear after a long day when I am ready to forget who I am in some music.
We live in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The music scene is eclectic in our town. There is a very supportive scene for 80’s rock n’ roll, hard-core, and hip-hop. Even though we don’t fit into those categories, we have gotten immense support from local musicians, media, radio, and college students. We are very grateful to have the Erie community behind our music, and to this day some of our best show memories are from our hometown.
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