While few can ever hope to compare to level of talent and success that Beyoncé has achieved, there are some valuable takeaways from her recent Netflix documentary 'Homecoming' that all artists can learn from.
Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix
Beyoncé is a once in a generation talent, but there is something artists and professionals at every level of music can learn from her latest documentary.
It is hard to imagine anyone connected to the internet is unaware that Beyoncé recently released her first concert film. Homecoming arrived exclusively on Netflix in mid-April and immediately became a global sensation. The film, which takes an in-depth look at Bey’s 2018 headlining performance at Coachella, has been hailed by critics and fans alike as a definitive piece of pop culture history. It’s a time capsule of sorts, highlighting two performances that confirmed the legend of Beyoncé and secured her place in pop music history for generations to come.
Unfortunately, no amount of work you or I will ever do can make us Beyoncé. She is a singular force of nature that never has and never will be duplicated. We can, however, learn from the experiences documented in Homecoming and become better music professionals.
In this episode of Music Biz 101, host James Shotwell breaks down three lessons artists from all walks of life can learn from the artist and her film, as well as how music professionals can improve their skills by joining the BeyHive. Take a look:
Homecoming is available now on Netflix worldwide.
James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.