Some music experts regularly write reviews for other music lovers. They have deep knowledge in multiple music genres and often listen to pieces of music repeatedly before writing a review. They understand how to discover the sensations and nuances that average listeners can’t. However, music reviewers are still people, there are cases when their opinions are accurate and objective; but sometimes they are not.
Music reviewers earn a living by setting ratings for music and sometimes their reviews will include comparison with previous songs released by the same musicians, or songs released by other musicians at the same genre.
Music reviewers often make a prediction whether new released albums or singles, will become a hit or flop. Average music fans will also know whether the released songs will be worth the asking price. In the case, newcomer musicians, reviewers could also tell us whether they have longevity in the competitive music industry.
In general, we could get better reviews from people who specialize in a specific genre, because they are likely more knowledgeable. As an example, reviewers who specialize on rock music may be less likely to listen to hip hop or country music. Only very few music reviewers who have deep appreciation on all kinds of music and can provide their honest opinions. They will never say that classical music is less interesting than jazz music, as an example.
We should listen to reviewers who believe that any kind of musical piece is an artistic expression that we should appreciate. Each should be reviewed objectively and judged on its own merit.
Overall, music reviewers must be able to provide unbiased opinions, based on their knowledge or experience. If a song feels poorly composed and arranged, reviewer should have an open mind to know whether the musician has a unique intention or the musician is simply unable to produce songs properly.
If reviewers feel that some audience will appreciate specific newly-released songs, they should provide honest recommendation and offers good reviews based on their point of view. This could only be achieved by reviewers who are very objective and have a very good sense in providing their opinions. Musicians may have worked hard to produce their songs and reviewers need to be respectful enough by providing their honest reviews.
New producers and musicians can submit their works to local magazine or newspapers for reviews. They could also provide short sample of the music on the Internet through YouTube or other sharing services. Once their songs receive enough recognition among experts, reviewers and average music fans; their songs could make it to TV and even movies. It is clear that musicians can’t control the entire music reviewing process.
Their task is to provide honest work that experts, reviewers and music fans may appreciate. Obviously, good music review will boost the career of new musicians and they need to take proper steps to make sure that their work will be well-accepted. If their initial works don’t receive positive reviews, it is necessary to consider whether their early songs are not good enough according to current market standards.