The newest artist on the Madrid music scene talks about making the switch to mainstream music.
David Revuelta is only 20 years old. Yet, he has accumulated tens of thousands of Spotify listeners every month in the last few months. In addition, he has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers across a broad range of social media platforms, including (but not limited to) YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and more.
David Revuelta has been making music in his bedroom since he was a child. However, it is only in the last few years that he has indeed come into his own. The modern tendency towards streaming music online as opposed to the traditional view of the music industry has led to massive growth for artists worldwide. David is one such artist, and he has an exciting future ahead.
The Spanish Music Scene
Spanish music has too long been associated with the classical guitar. Modern, contemporary artists no longer produce the kind of music you may expect to come out of Spain. The days of listening to the classical guitar on a beach sunset are not over. However, they are taking a back seat as the pandemic affected musicians’ ability to play live.
David Revuelta believes that the future of the Spanish music industry lies in the digital. Like many other sectors, the music industry was forced to come to a standstill during COVID-19. This complete shutdown of live gig venues meant that thousands of musicians were forced to find other means of income. Many switched to the digital music scene. Places like Spotify and SoundCloud suddenly did much better than they had previously. While nobody was sitting in cafes listening to live music, they tuned in from their own home devices.
This massive shift from traditional music outlets to the digital trend made the playing field level for all artists. If you have good tunes and enough publicity, you are equally as likely to find fame as you would be, should you be a better-known artist? Musicians no longer need studios and publicists to represent them. With a big enough social media following and enough determination, you could be creating music that is paying off before you ever get ‘famous.’
Spanish Music Can Be Mainstream
We have all heard Spanish artists before, even without realizing it. Look at famous guitarist Carlos Santana, for example. There are few alive today who have not listened to his tunes. Rolling Stone magazine claims that Latin music is some of the best in the world and is just as popular as it has ever been. They name artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Erika Ender (who co-wrote Despacito), and J Belvin as Latin artists representing the masses in the world of Spanish music.
David Revuelta is set to join these massive names in the coming years. Tipped to be the next big thing on the Madrid scene, he is already on his way to becoming a social media star. We will be watching his career closely to see how it progresses next.