The first weeks of 2021 saw No.1s on the Official Albums Chart for You Me At Six, Mogwai and Architects along with Top-5 LPs for Passenger, Bicep, Black Country New Road and Alice Cooper. New releases by Central Cee and Thunder entered the Top-3 of the Chart in successive weeks in March, followed by a raft of high-charting debuts from artists such as Dry Cleaning, Girl In Red, Squid and Orla Gartland. The collective share of music consumption in the UK attributable to independent labels1 – including BPI members such as Dirty Hit, Partisan and PIAS – rose to stand at 26.9% in 2021. This was up from 25.9% in 2020 and is markedly higher than the 22.1% figure registered in 20172.
- But NFTs support musicians by providing them with another source of income and give them greater control over their revenue streams.
- TikTokers are using the track’s intro to dance in a lacklustre way before doing the absolute most when the beat kicks in.
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- One artist that would be seen lower on the iceberg would be an artist such as Banks, as not many people know her music compared to Swift’s.
- And the vast majority of modern music is recorded in mono, this has a key difference because it is manipulated to sound like it’s coming from multiple different directions.
The routine was started by @inmypjss, who was originally dancing to Sean Paul’s ‘Temperature’. Coi Leray’s 2021 bop has found itself as the official #MeganKneesChallenge song on TikTok. Users have been testing the strength of their frantica.com knees, with Megan Thee Stallion’s strength being the ultimate goal, leaning further into a squat as the beat of the music continues. Although the trend started in 2020, Coi Leray’s track has elevated the trend to new levels.
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Debuting at the end of December 2020, @goolir’s routine to Wale’s track is picking up steam in 2021 with Addison Rae and Haley Sharpe both bringing the dance to their followers. The original dance video has almost 700,000 likes and over 4.3 million views. The dance that’s currently sweeping TikTok was created by @niaxnycole and the beat underneath the original cheer was created by @kyleyoumadethat. TikTok users are using Yung Baby Tate’s “I am healthy, I am wealthy, I am rich…” lyrics to manifest positive vibes in 2021. Agatha Harkness’ bop to end all bops went viral on Marvel TikTok, with memes popping up all over the app. Olivia’s sophomore single serves as the soundtrack to the camera flip challenge, where TikTokers invert the camera to show how symmetrical or asymmetrical their faces are.
But it faces challenges to its ongoing development and expansion, and will require both structural and cultural support to counteract these damaging trends and allow it the global takeover it deserves. The difficulties faced by the African music industry are long-established and well-documented with the fundamental challenge being the predominance of an informal economy operating supply chains without proper regulation or observation. Unlike here in the UK, there is a staggering hindrance preventing artists from receiving remuneration for intellectual property with content piracy stealing livelihoods. Without over-complicating this blogpost by writing a whole epistle on the matter, we also have to acknowledge that it’s not just African music on the rise but the continent’s creative culture as a whole. I mean, dabble into any industry including fashion, film, and food; you will be guaranteed to come across African innovation. Just this afternoon, I kid you not, I walked into Harrods with the joy of hearing Nigerian popstar ‘Mr Eazi’ in the background!
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