I always thought that the goal as a music artist was to get signed to a major label. After the music industry started to change a bit I realized that the major label thing may not be the path for me. I chose to go an alternate route as an artist. I have made the choice to handle my own music career.
Because I have chosen to be independent, I have to do more work. All of the work that a label would do for me is now my responsibility. I have to market myself, book my own shows, distribute my music, figure out ways to get my music played and a host of other things.
After doing tons of research, I found that there are a lot of resources to help me do this thing myself. I even found an awesome book, The Indie Band Survival Guide that I am currently reading. I plan to share my thoughts and lessons learned as I make my way through the book.
I realize that I may have made some mistakes on the way, since I’ve started my journey, but it’s okay. I will just dust myself off and continue to move forward.
Are you an independent artist? What you made you decide to go that route?