Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Future of guitar music uncertain

The future of guitar music remains uncertain as record bosses are reluctant to sign guitarists up.
Future of guitar music is unknown
The future of guitar-based music hangs precariously in the balance, according to one of the UK's top record company bosses.

Jim Chancellor, managing director at Fiction Records, told Radio 1 that a lot of his contemporaries were unwilling to take on guitar-based bands, regardless of how good the music is, because "there is little chance in it succeeding",

The way the music industry has evolved post-digital revolution has meant that it is harder than ever before for record labels to make money in the conventional way – through selling actual songs.

Mr Chancellor believes that guitar music needs a so-called "shot in the arm" to create the changes that are needed for musicians who specialise in this genre.

"The problem is everyone is looking for instant results from a new signing," he said.

"What we've tried to do at Fiction is help bands through those phases. We try and nurture talent.

It means that rock and indie bands are failing to make a dent on the singles and albums charts.

The BBC's Newsbeat worked out that only one debut album from a guitar-based band made it into the top 35 best sellers of 2011.

This was the Vaccines' record What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?

Posted by LBADNFCR-2133-ID-801260885-ADNFCR Posted on 11 Jan 2012 10:00 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.

21 Apr 2017 15:18
thumbnail

Building on previous sucssesses, QSC's K.2 range pave the way forward within the realm of speaker technology, throwing several innovative features into the mix

17 Apr 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Setting a new standard for audio interfaces, the Goliath HD offers a range of exciting new features that enhance and refine your audio for optimum results

13 Apr 2017 13:37
thumbnail

Keeley's GC-2 Guitarist Limiting Amplifier and Monterey Fuzz Vibe Rotary Wah in White and Gold will be available at a reduced price from the 14/04/2017

12 Apr 2017 15:31
thumbnail

Yamaha's latest entry into the world of silent violins utilises a state-of-the-art SRT Power System to enhance and maximise your tone in a practice environment

11 Apr 2017 13:48
thumbnail

Due to undisclosed reasons, Korn's bassist 'Fieldy' will not be able to perform at a number of shows planned for an upcoming tour in the following months.

10 Apr 2017 12:42

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.

21 Apr 2017 11:52
thumbnail

News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12

20 Apr 2017 16:32
thumbnail

Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.

20 Apr 2017 13:33
thumbnail

Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.

20 Apr 2017 12:17
thumbnail

A synth that boasts a range of interesting parameters, Novation's Peak brings next-level user operation to the fold, promising an immersive creative experience.

19 Apr 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The next design from tech titans Novation, the Circuit Mono Station looks to follow on from Bass Station II, picking up where its older brother left off.

19 Apr 2017 16:01