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