Category: Music News

As we all know, music is constantly changing and there is always something new and interesting to learn. Here at Sage Audio, we like to to stay up to date on current stories in the music world. Whether it's news about artists, gear, studios, technology, or just random music interest pieces, we try to stay involved in the music industry as much as possible. In this section, we'd like to offer artists the opportunity to read interesting stories over an array of topics, in order to keep you informed, entertained, and connected to what's happening in music today.

ISRC Codes Explained

In order to provide a international documented record of your song when it’s publicly released, you will need an ISRC code. It can be hard to get clear information on what these codes do and where best to get them. Here’s an overview of ISRC code’s and the steps you can take to obtain them.

Selling Band Merchandise

    If you’re reading this, you have most likely sold merchandise.  You probably already know the basics and the obvious aspects of selling it.  These include but aren’t limited to: Directing fans to your merch table during the show Having someone at your table at all times. If people don’t know where your merchandise […]

What is the Future of Music?

  This is certainly not the easiest question – but one that deserves speculation nonetheless. Since music is such an integral part of our daily lives, to ask “what is the future of music?” is really to ask a question about ourselves, and how music will continue to shape how we live. The future of […]

How to Tour Successfully: A Complete Guide to Making Money on the Road

  Touring can offer a viable method for sustaining a band.  Countless artists rely on their ability to tour to build and maintain their music career.   If you intend to be one of these artists, there are somethings to take into consideration before leaving for tour.  To tour successfully, before leaving for tour, make sure […]

Grammy award winning Dan Haseltine and 25 years of industry knowledge.

After years of being in the music industry you learn a few things. Things that only time or another seasoned musician could teach you. Think Bono. Think Yoda. I was involved in the music industry for 20 years and experienced the industry feelings of success, defeat, deceit and drama.  The highlights of touring, the after show parties, and the meet and greets. The low lights of constant jet lag, band arguments and “not quite” making the charts that week.
Over the last fifteen years there has been enormous change to the industry’s systems and methods. I sat down with multi grammy award winning  Dan Haseltine to uncover some lead singer secrets.

Just When You Thought “Americana” Was Dying

Ahhhhh the rise of Americana music. “Americana” has been on the up and up over the last 20 years and is a genre that is often hard to actually define. It’s usually described as music where folk meets blues meets blue-grass meets rock and roll, along with an electric keyboard if you’re so inclined. People think of Mumford and Sons (who obviously were not born Americana), The Lumineers, The Civil Wars and The Band Perry. It’s been a few years since we had a major Americana band that broke through the mold and actually “made it”. So, what’s next for the Americana clan?

Meet the Creator of Worlds

One of the most creative artistic projects arising from Nashville these days is the synthesis of graphic comics and music under the originative eye of Vian Izak. Graphically and musically he cherry picks cultural influences  ranging from Chinese propaganda to manga to early Egyptian motifs. 

Big Artists Calling for Better Streaming Royalties

The royalties paid by music streaming services have been under scrutiny this past month as major artists have called for better compensation. Taylor Swift, Aloe Blacc and Jimmy Buffett have all made public statements claiming that the current rates are unfair for the music creators.

HiFi Streaming is Here

Audiophiles rejoice! Americans and Brits can now stream over 25 million records in CD-quality format through the streaming service Tidal, which launched this week. The new music subscription service costs $20 per month. It features a similar user interface to Spotify and has already proven itself in a handful of European countries.