Music guide for an Indie musician
Building a solid relationship with fans is very important for success as an indie musician. To endure and develop your fan base further an artist should connect with the audience both online and personally. One of the possible ways to achieve that is by performing live as frequently as possible, spreading your music across different locations by performing in more than a few venues. This way, you get to capture new fans and keep the existing ones content.
As an indie musician, connecting with fans over the internet is also a very popular option these days. With increased usage and popularity of social media websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube provide for as great platforms for small indie musicians to spread their wings and fly. It gives an artist the freedom to post their music, promote it, and gain fans. It makes it easy for new, unestablished yet talented individuals to reveal their art to the world.
The ease with which one can use social media to promote their music, also makes it the very reason for an artist success to have a much lower probability. This easy entry to these platforms increases competition to great heights. There are so many songs and videos available on these open web platforms that listeners might not even pay a visit to your piece, and you might remain unknown for too long.
This is where paid streaming platforms like Spotify and iTunes can help artists. Some artists have hesitations about uploading their music on these streaming services, but as a small indie musician, who is attempting to establish your profile and target new fans, getting play listed on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora is an instrumental way to get discovered soon by putting your music before new listeners. And in this process, small specialist aggregators who mainly serve indie musicians or independent labels can greatly be of help. They often charge a percentage cut as fees for getting your music discovered on popular streaming platforms.
Thus, if your art picks up and gains popularity, but you still prefer to remain indie, you can get yourself a specialized aggregator. Such aggregators do loads of pre-selection filtering on their clienteles and endeavor to work exclusively with artists with immense potential and talent. For starting artists, on the contrary, getting this kind of a deal could be very difficult. However, if you still want your music to be distributed on streaming services, you can opt for bulk aggregators.