I went indie in 1997. After two hit records as a vocalist and two publishing deals that went south because both times my publisher left the company mid-contract, it was time to DIM. (Do It Myself) It was a big learning process. And now indie artists are flourishing! They get themselves started and then a major comes along and snaps them up. And that also means other creatives are doing well too. We can’t do it ourselves. We need CD designs, PR, marketing, etc., indie small creative businesses are depending on one another. I recently hired someone to help with my YouTube channel for THE PASS. I hired a small film company to film the first run through of the project. We are all supporting one another.
There has been moaning about how bad the music business has been, there’s no money being made, the internet has ruined the value of music and I say -music has huge value – even more now than ever before. It is everywhere. That is why there are so many music videos on YouTube and Vimeo and why Google, Apple and Amazon have made millions from music streaming! There are more and more streaming options too. So many other new streaming apps are hitting the market all the time. Dozens. And the big labels are catching up too.
The internet is still kind of new (1994 in my world”worldwide web”) and things – just had to settle in. Change can be upsetting and/or uplifting. Skeptics, pessimists, optimists, all out shouting one another in today’s media driven world.
Music is music. Here’s my newest release, both my CD”s on one CD! TWO