OTHER MUSIC OUTFITS - Global Outlook

Other Music Outfits includes the following 25 subcategories of Perfoming and /or Recording Music Entities:

  1. Amateur Orchestras & Local Community Orchestras
  2. Brass Bands (Marching, Military, Sports, Community, etc)
  3. Buskers
  4. Cabaret Performers and Music Theatre vocal performance based acts
  5. Choirs & A Capella Groups
  6. Church Based Music Groups (including Gospel)
  7. DJ's* / Disc Jockeys* (all forms - Club DJ's, Mobile DJ's, Performing Media DJ's on Radio & TV)
  8. Duo's doing covers
  9. Eisteddfod Performers - Music & Dance
  10. Ethnic Music oufits doing traditional folk music (unique to a particular culture)
  11. Instrumentalists (solo) - Doing Covers or supporting as a Music Accompanist.
  12. Lip Sync Performers
  13. Mechanical Music Operators - Organ Grinders, Street Organs & Piano Roll Operators
  14. Music Groups - Who Do Covers (no matter what music genre) with or without vocals or those who operate as session bands for recording / live performance (doing covers).
  15. Music Theatre Orchestras, Bands & Instrumentalists
  16. Organists (Church, Community, etc)
  17. Pianists (doing non original material)
  18. Pipe Bands (Bagpipes etc)
  19. Rappers* - rapping to non original music material (unless our 60% Rule* applies - see below)
  20. School Bands and Orchestras
  21. Solo Vocalists doing covers
  22. Talent Show Contestants - TV, Radio, Community Events (E.g. the various 'Idol' programs from around the world)
  23. Television Show Bands (E.g. The CBS Orchestra on the David Letterman show)
  24. Tribute Bands who mimic well known music artists - All Genres (e.g. Australian music outfit "Babba" is an ABBA tribute band)
  25. X-cetra - All other Outfits Not Listed above

To understand what constitutes a Music Outfit, please refer to our 'Other Music Outfit - Explanation Guide' at the bottom of this screen.


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AFRICA - OTHER MUSIC OUTFITS


ASIA - OTHER MUSIC OUTFITS


EUROPE - OTHER MUSIC OUTFITS


MIDDLE EAST - OTHER MUSIC OUTFITS


NORTH AMERICA - OTHER MUSIC OUTFITS


OCEANIA - OTHER MUSIC OUTFITS


SOUTH AMERICA - OTHER MUSIC OUTFITS

Other Music Outfits - Explanation Guide

MUSIC OUTFIT vs MUSIC ARTIST?
'Music Outfits' are distinguished differently to 'Music Artists' on our site, because 'music outfits' mainly perform non-original material (or specifically 40% or less of their own material (as songwriters) in their live or recorded repetoire as local artists). We also made a point of distinguishing the difference between the two entities because we especially want to make a point of rewarding and recognising talent on our site who create their own material. This is particularly the case given our strong philiosophical persepctive of viewing the music industry from a professional recorded music product perspective and operating platform. This global outlook section for music entities on Music Industrapedia (namely 'OTHER MUSIC OUTFITS') may also include Music Outfits and formats who do not neatly fit into our other listed sections.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE (In Short: You must be a Major Recording Artist)
The only exception to being considered as a 'Music Artist' (if the music entity records mainly 'covers') is when the Music Entity's recorded covers of other artists material have been released by major record company or indie label that is noteworthy, officially recognised and validated by the Industrapedia Music Council, which is a subjective decision on our part. In this case the music entity is made up of 'Major Musicians' rather than 'Local Musicians' which then qualifies that music outfit to be reclassified as a 'Major Music Artist' within its particular world territory. An example of this could be a Club DJ, Crooner or Jazz Singer who have recorded someone else's material and perhaps largely had the songs reworked to make them their own. The music entity being signed to and released by a 'noteworthy' record label (either major or indie) will mean that we will view this music entity in a different light and recognise a neccessary change in status from being a music outfit to being a major music artist.

At the same time music outfit can never become a local music artists unless they increase the amount of original material in their repetoire and that this can be verified by the Industrapedia Music Council and their agents and / or assistants.

*60% RULE: Must include over 60% of their own material (and no more that 40% of sampling or doing covers of other peoples material to be considered a 'Local Music Artist'. Or, have recorded product released by a major or indie label that has been classified as being 'noteable' by the Industrapedia Music Council).
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