The Music Industry Crisis

25 01 2023

The industry of songwriters and artists is facing one of its biggest crises to date, yet it seems that the music industry is still in a state of euphoria. This discrepancy between reality and perception is confusing and worrying, and there are some major issues that are particularly troubling.

First and foremost, many songwriters and artists feel neglected and think of giving up their passion for it. They feel overwhelmed by the effort to gain likes and subscribers on social media, to portray themselves as content creators on social media rather than true artists. This focus on social media has caused a shift in the industry that puts songwriters and artists in direct competition with everyday amateur users and shifts the focus away from the art of being an artist.

One of the most notable examples of this shift is the rise of short video platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, Trill and and now YouTube. These platforms allow non-professionals to create and share their own content, but this access comes at a not inconsiderable cost to the songwriter. As the costs of producing films and images are added, it becomes increasingly difficult for individuals to afford the equipment and workload required to independently produce content for online media. This not only puts a strain on the finances of individual composers and artists, but also takes valuable time away from their art of songwriting.

It is essential to remember that quality should always come before quantity. The constant pressure to produce content for the sake of internet fame is not only detrimental to the art, but also to the music creators themselves. While we obviously cannot return to a state of pre-social media, it is important to note that the big players in the industry have taken control and made huge profits for their shareholders without providing sufficient compensation for creators. 

To make matters worse, these big players are laying off staff at the moment to maintain income for their investors and are not willing to share the burdens of the ups and downs of the economy with their employees. This further highlights their lack of concern for the individuals who also make up the music industry and it is a disheartening reality for those who are working hard to continue in the industry.

It is time for the industry to take a step back and rethink its priorities. Instead of looking solely to profits and internet fame from talented self-promoters among musicians who are often more of the short-lived influencer type, they should focus on the art and the songwriters and artists who make it all possible. Supporting emerging talent and investing in their success is crucial for the industry to last. It’s not just about making a profit, it’s about preserving the art and the artists who create it. The industry needs to recognise this and take responsibility for its actions and work to create a fair and sustainable environment for all involved.

I hate the term ‘bedroom producer‘

29 12 2021

#musicproucer #songwriter #mixer

Andrew Cane & Band – Opening for AC/DC

25 03 2015

Get the vibe!
These recordings were just discovered and shows the fun, that we, the band “Cane”, had on stage opening for AC/DC at Muengersdorfer Stadium in Cologne/Germany.
It’s the very last documentation of the original line up of the band “Cane”.
The onstage camera operator was a 17 year old teenager who was excited like hell, being on the stage of his heroes AC/DC for the first time of his life. …
So sh**t happens – the movie recordings are a little shaky and the sound is a distorted camera mic. It’s only Rock and Roll!
Nevertheless – because, we know you’re a Rock and Rollers – please let us know if you like it.
You’re welcome to share it with your followers.

    Songs in the video:

1 Dancing Queen
2 Heal Me
3 Innocent Days
4 Run But Creep
5 Toy
6 Fight For Your Right To Party
7 Rock’n Roll

    Songwriters and/or original performers

1 – 4 words and music by Andrew Cane & Claudia Cane
5      words and music by Andrew Cane
6      by Beastie Boys
7      by Led Zeppelin

I Keep the Faith

18 02 2014

Andrew’s forthcoming single “I Keep the Faith” will be released on March 7th.

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Andrew Cane – Releases in May, 2012

9 05 2012

The AlternativeDanceRockRemix is available Friday, May 11, 2012!

Backstabber out on Friday, May 25, 2012!

Flyer RMX + Backstabber

The mutated son of a punk

14 04 2012

Germany, Apr 11, 2012 — On April 27, 2012 Andrew Cane releases his debut as a singer with his single “Feelings”.

With his first solo effort Andrew enters the next act in his rollercoaster-like career.  After being the puppet master behind many projects, he recorded with “Feelings” his debut as a vocalist.

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Andrew Cane Website

20 04 2011

Andrew Cane’s official website is online, now.


Song Pitching

28 04 2010

At the moment Andrew Cane is mastering loads of songs to get them ready for pitching. Some are already uploaded at the A&R section here on this page (
If you are looking for songs (pop and rock) to get them released as an artist or for your label contact me @ to get your password.

Kristina Hanses Live @ Winston Kingdom/Amsterdam

30 03 2009

Kristina Hanses

Kristina Hanses

Live Performance
04-04-2009 21:00@Winston Kingdom
Warmoesstraat 131,
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Cost:  € 6

an evening together with GRRR and Sophie Terra

Issac Hayes, Is Dead at 65

10 08 2008

Issac Hayes, Pioneering Singer, Is Dead at 65,

Isaac Hayes, the singer, songwriter and musician whose “Theme
From Shaft” won Academy and Grammy awards, died on Sunday.
He was 65.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

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