Technology has made it possible for us independent musicians to keep complete control over our careers. Whilst the mainstream music industry is seeing cd sales fall year after year, those involved in the independent music scene are seeing theirs grow.
The old recognised way of making your way in the music business is now fading into history. Today there is no need to seek a major record deal – in fact this can often be the most destructive decision a young band can make. There were even 18 independent CD Baby artists in this years Grammies!
With the emergence of Myspace, Facebook, blogs, podcasts and Twitter it’s easier then ever for independent musicians to keep in touch with their fans. And communication technology keeps making things easier – I’m even posting this from my iPhone!
Hurrah for keeping things independent!