Being the No. 1 Decision-Maker: Noname’s Independent Grind

May 13, 2019 | DIY Artists

When Chicago rapper Noname first appeared on “Lost” off Chance the Rapper’s second mixtape, Acid Rap, little did she know that she would evolve to become one of the leading figures in the independent music movement 5 years later. Asked […]

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How do Independent Artists Make Money Without a Record Label?

May 7, 2019 | DIY Artists

Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired magazine, wrote a very influential essay back in 2008 on the notion of 1,000 true fans. “To be a successful creator you don’t need millions. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions […]

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Independent Artists: What is Your Version of Success?

November 19, 2018 | DIY Artists

As independent artists, you’re in danger of constantly comparing yourself with artists on major labels with millions of dollars behind them, funding professional studios, marketing budgets, radio placements, promotion on Spotify playlists and plenty more initiatives. You are not in […]

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How to Apply Lean Startup Methodologies to Your Independent Music Career

October 28, 2018 | DIY Artists

With the rise of digital platforms, streaming services, easy access to music production tools, music business knowledge and global connectivity, independent artists have more power now than ever to create music they love, build a fanbase around the world and […]

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5 Signs You’re Becoming a Successful Independent Artist

October 8, 2018 | DIY Artists

For any independent artist out, one of the biggest challenges that you likely need to overcome is knowing if you are on the right track to achieving success in your career. Success, after all, is quite relative. Some people would […]

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