If you’re a musician, then you are probably aware of how Spotify has changed the process of achieving recognition and helping you to make a name for yourself or your band. When it was first launched, no one expected Spotify to be anything more than another playlist site where people could download and, organize music that was already being played
Thanks to the internet, there has been lots of changes to the ways we buy and sell products and services. Music streaming is one of several changes to the way we access entertainment and this is a positive for both content creators and consumers. Through services like Spotify, independent music creators can market their music to a global audience. With
There is so much talk about the various facets of the industry available to bands, recording artists, and DJ’s. Focus is usually on all of the roadblocks to success that keep independent music off the radio and only promote music made by major label artists who hardly need the promotion. These roadblocks are real, and they are tough to overcome.
You can look at the limits of being an independent artist from one of two perspectives. The first perspective is all about being fierce with your independence and not accepting any collaboration with a record label (who will split the revenue with you) or even a PR agency. These are usually underground artists who take an oppositional stance towards the
As an artist, you want to work with people you can trust. There might be tons of ‘industry people’ out there offering to bring your DJ skills to the beaches of Ibiza without having ever met you in person. This kind of thing happens a lot in edm music, a genre with the most marketing hype going for it. It’s
Young bands or DJ’s starting to in music are naturally going to be super hyped if a record label approaches with an offer. The cut throat nature of the industry is such that artists feel obligated to take every opportunity that presents itself, and a record label coming forward with a deal is definitely not something to sneeze at.