Every weekend at Live Musician Central we put up some of the most heavily marketed new releases in the music industry. These new music releases aren’t necessasarily my personal favorites but they are being pushed extremely hard by the industry. The reason I post these up is so that we as live musicians can stay on top of what’s going to be thrust into the public eye. Two of the biggest challenges of being a performer is to play music that is current and that the audience is going to be familiar with. I know I hate it when my band takes the time to learn a great new song only to play it live and have everyone in the audience sit there with a dazed look on their face because they don’t know the song. If you pick songs from these heavily marketed new releases you will have a better chance of playing music that people will know.
I’m sure that you’re aware that Apple’s iTunes is now the biggest retailer of music in the United States. Today I’m going to put links up exclusively for albums from iTunes. iTunes is pushing these releases extremely hard so it’s a good idea to for us as performing musicians to be aware of them.