HOUSTON, TX, January 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Join Houston area Independent (Indie) musicians, singers and bands for the Launch of Houston's first dedicated shared work-space in support of independent music artists, EADN (Emerging Artist Development Network). The launch will take place January 31st at the Museum District Bistro and Lounge, from 6pm-9pm. This event is FREE to attend. EADN welcomes all invited guests and the community to come out and network with local Indie artists, industry professionals and all artist support. Register for this event on Eventbrite.
Performing artists will be Tariq Adid, Ashley Toman, Abby Gough, Vin Zeal and Genesis Blu with the Garden of Eden. We will be showcasing some of Houston's top up and coming artists performing country and western, hip hop/rap, acoustic world sounds, rhythm & blues and pop.
Traditional Artist Development Model -vs- EADN Model
In the past, when CD sales ruled the industry, labels were willing to spend upwards of a million or more dollars simply to develop and introduce a new artist. For the artist signing an industry standard "360" contract often made sense for those who wanted to become stars. Labels continue to play a major role in the distribution of music and artist development.
As technological changes have taken place and industry sales of music has evolved from predominately CD sales, to MP3 downloads and now music streaming through the emergence of companies such as Pandora, and Spotify, revenue from music sales has been on the decline. As a result labels are far less willing to spend on artist development and opportunities to fill this gap are becoming evident.
Industry disrupters such as Damon Evans, Founder of Arena, a music streaming company that offers the highest payout to artists than any other company of its kind, is taking the lead in creating a level playing field for Indie artists. EADN is joining companies like Arena in offering alternatives that are more advantageous to artists.
It only makes sense that next to evolve is the way artists receive their training and get access to artist support. Independent artists still need the administrative, development, management and legal support typically offered through labels. Creative companies such as EADN are offering artists support services in an affordable package.
"Music artists, who are serious about their career and desire to be full-time performing artists must realize the "new day" is already upon them. Adjustments also have to be made by the artists, those who are willing to invest in themselves and seek alternative support will survive the many industry changes, yet to come." Kimberly N. Evans, Co-founder of EADN and Music Fan
Artist Support Welcome
It takes a village of talented people to create an environment that is conducive to developing artists that can sustain a career in the music business. EADN is open to all artist support with skills in design, styling, music engineering, staging, vocal coaching, choreography, entertainment law, touring, song writing, talent management, and more.
"Houston is home to some of the greatest talent in the world. We are proud to offer an entertainment hub to aspiring artists so they can successfully develop their skills and what better place than our great city." - Vanessa Johnson, Co-founder EADN
For Media and Press Inquiries contact:
Kimberly N. Evans
Emerging Artist Development Network
EADN (pronounced "Eden") is the beginning of a new music culture in Houston of collaboration across many generations and genres of music artists. Their goal is to increase the level of development and visibility of area singers, musicians and bands. EADN is on a mission to create an identity for Houston to become nationally known as a place for aspiring artists in the music industry to begin and launch successful careers. EADN has plans to move into other cities that may benefit from their Artist Development model.
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