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Social Media Secrets for Indie Musicians  - MTT - Music Think Tank

Social Media Secrets for Indie Musicians  - MTT - Music Think Tank | Indie Music | Scoop.it
Today, social media is the cornerstone of your music career. It’s what lets you s...
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This article gives some tips that help indie artists having a good usage of social media. It is really interesting how important is social media to the music industry. The fact that an artist can build a successful career from well management of social media is amazing. 

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Panel: The Evolution Of Indie Music Publishing: October 17, 2013 - CMJ

Panel: The Evolution Of Indie Music Publishing: October 17, 2013 - CMJ | Indie Music | Scoop.it
CMJ Panel: The Evolution Of Indie Music Publishing: October 17, 2013 CMJ Aside from explaining the important differences between major and indie labels (with an obvious bias towards the later), the panelists also addressed subjects like their...
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This article talks about a panel that discussed the evolution of indie music. The panelists talked about the difference between major labels and indie labels. Saying only the cons of the major labels, I noticed that all the members of the panel have a bias towards indie labels. I think both sides have positive and negative aspects. Also, for me, both sides are different and actually, both are playing different roles in the industry. It is important to consider different perspectives when comparing both types of labels.

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Beta: Power to the people - Irish Independent

Beta: Power to the people - Irish Independent | Indie Music | Scoop.it
Beta: Power to the people Irish Independent Major labels prefer to wait until a band has shown progress before offering their services: large-scale distribution, marketing, PR and radio – which can all take a band to the mainstream and is hard to...
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This site describes how the popularity of an artist in the digital world is affecting the music industry. In my opinion, I think it is good that people’s preferences are conducting the industry more than it did before. However, sometimes, new artist trying to innovate with new fusions and genres don’t have enough resources to get their music to the mass; and big labels don’t support them because they don’t have enough popularity in digital platforms to be considered attractive. As a result, artists are less motivated in creating new music and genres. They prefer working in what is already popular. Music will not evolve as much as it did before.

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Column: The death of Indie music (The Maneater)

Why the independent artist is becoming a thing of the past.
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This article shows a negative opinion about how the music industry works. According to the author of this article, indie music is dying because of the high cost of producing music against the low income that an indie artist can get from their music. I think the point of view of this author is too extreme. I agree with the idea that the technology is changing the way the industry works and affecting the profits that comes from record sales. It is harder now to produce an album and then cover the investments from the record sales. However, I think the industry has to adapt well to this changes. Indie artists can take advantage of new technologies and find alternative ways of earning money from their music, such as online merchandising and annual subscriptions to their sites.

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Indie music and the Internet: Local performers bypassing record labels to ... - HispanicBusiness.com

Indie music and the Internet: Local performers bypassing record labels to ...
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This article tells the testimonies of different artists that have taken the indie way to promote their music. For me, the credibility of the article is medium level. The last update date is stated, which is positive. In the negative side, the author of the article is not clearly identified and the magazine is not a mainstream site. However, the content is well organized and the stories contained in it are accurate.

 

From my point of view, it is interesting how the technology allows artists and musicians to promote their music by themselves, without spending too much money and without the support of a label. It is positive that artists can have more control of the management of their product.

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