Our friend over at Anchor Music News (and former client of ours) brought up a really good topic: Why are punk bands ditching their genre? Our very own Angela Mastrogiacomo contributed to this discussion (alongside Kristen Baker of Third String Productions and Josh Flores from Shadow of Whales) with her reasoning as to why this is happening. Read all about it HERE. What do you think about it?
Many bands view labeling as limiting. They might explore different genres to discover their strengths. The variety could attract a larger audience. Eventually, though, they might want to shrink their scope.
In a basic example, if you are an indie/pop/rock/electronic band, make a song under each genre. Which songs get more attention? Which songs did your band enjoy making the most? Answering these questions allows you to narrow your focus. Classify your music, and you become part of a community surrounding that genre.