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Indie artists are new No. 1 in music industry

Indie artists are new No. 1 in music industry | Independent Artists Making Money | Scoop.it
The growth of streaming music services and shared playlists, and the continued strength of YouTube, unleashed new forces on the music business last year — catapulting independent artists onto the c...
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The Ny Post is a mostly credible site. In my opinion independent is the best way to go in the music industry. 

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Ryan Lewis - Will Macklemore Stay Independent Or Sign To A Label?

Ryan Lewis - Will Macklemore Stay Independent Or Sign To A Label? | Independent Artists Making Money | Scoop.it
"Right now, we're doing it ourselves," Macklemore says of staying independent for the time being.
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Mtv shows a lot of truth about the artists lives. This is an interview so i believe it to be very credible as a source.

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Macklemore Believed In Himself, Told Major Labels To Screw Off, Then Got Rich On His Own Terms

Macklemore Believed In Himself, Told Major Labels To Screw Off, Then Got Rich On His Own Terms | Independent Artists Making Money | Scoop.it
The first time I heard the song "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore, I thought two things: 1) I love this song and 2) some day soon I will be very sick of it....
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Staying independent seems to be the main step in the whole "being an indie artist and making money game plan". 

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How Macklemore Tapped Major Label Muscle to Market an Indie Album - Speakeasy - WSJ

How Macklemore Tapped Major Label Muscle to Market an Indie Album - Speakeasy - WSJ | Independent Artists Making Money | Scoop.it
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won four Grammys Sunday night, including the coveted award for best rap album for "The Heist." Although billed as an indie album, the pair tapped major label marketing muscle to get their music to the masses.
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To actually win a grammy is known as  one of the greatest achievements to an artist. To win a grammy without any major label backing had to take hard work.

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Macklemore Changes The Game

Macklemore Changes The Game | Independent Artists Making Money | Scoop.it
THE GAME HAS CHANGED (PART 1)
Written by Charles Fisher; edited by Randy Fisher

Say what you want about the Source Magazine’s “Unsigned Hype” Alumni Artist Macklemore and his partner Ryan Le
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To be at the height of the charts in views as well as units sold as an indie artist is a great achievement and the new age of the Internet helps a lot.

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