While we all adjust to this new reality, it is a perfect time to learn about new music, for your own health and the welfare of the artists you love. Like our governments are taking extraordinary measures to keep us safe, we must take action in new ways to support our musicians.
Each year, with each new batch of contributors, I’ve been introduced to entirely new artists that I may never have encountered otherwise thanks to the unique tastes everyone brings to the table. Perhaps one of the most valuable things about the Demo community is our willingness to share our discoveries and experiences with one another, and with you, the reader.
I’m excited about the content that we’ve put together. The cover story explores musicians who take on new personas on stage (watch out for Zoo Owl – he’s going to take over the world). You can read about what makes a good album cover, why musicians are increasingly signing on to score movies, and whether musicians should be considered artists or entertainers.
Until I joined this magazine, I never considered myself a true music lover. I have no idea why – I have been playing piano and any other instrument I could get my hands on since I was a child, and I have always felt uncomfortable in silence when there could be music playing...