Project Title: Musical Rags to Riches: How do Small Artists Make it Big?
BASIS Advisor: Mr. Heilbronn
"The luxurious lifestyle of a music artist, with sold-out tours and adoring fans, is envied by many young artists hoping to reach similar status. From the outside looking in, getting rich from making music seems easy enough. But many people seem to forget the years of dedication that their favorite artist most likely had to endure to get to where they are. Focusing mainly on artists from R&B, pop, and rap genres, I will explore how
small artists can produce their music using independent labels, grow their audience through social media, and eventually have best-selling songs played through streaming platforms around the world. Using information collected from literature reviews and interviews with experienced individuals in the music business, I intend to use this knowledge to get a better understanding of how artists use the resources available to
them in this modern age. I hope that my final presentation will alter the way we listen to music, by conveying all of the hard work that goes into creating and sharing music."
Hi again, everyone! This week I decided to watch a documentary for some additional research while I was still planning out how I want to approach research for this project. The documentary I decided to watch is called Artifact, it came out in 2013 and was directed by Jared Leto. The film follows Leto’s band […]
Welcome back, everyone! On Monday morning I had my Senior Project Defense Presentation and was able to get some really great feedback to work with. One of the major issues brought up was the arbitrary definition of the word ‘success’. My project focuses on how artists become successful, but in order to measure that, I […]
Hello everyone! My name is Asha Wills, and I’ve been a student at BASIS for seven years. Having been a music enthusiast for as long as I can remember, I was always curious about the behind the scene process artists go through to create songs and release them to their listeners. Last year I took […]