Tips for New Independent Artists and Producers

I once heard Kevin Hart say "Everybody wants to be famous...Nobody wants to put the work in". Regardless of what your opinion of him is, this is something a lot of Artists and Producers get confused with initially. Putting in the work doesn't just mean making a lot of material then spamming as many people as you can on social media with it. Investments and Relationships are key to your success, after all it is a business so it will adhere to capitalist policies. Knowledge of what you're doing will not only give you a better understanding so you can evolve, but also will keep you from getting taken advantage of.

Tips for New Indy Artists

Build relationships, build capital (savings account will do), and learn as much as you can now before you get your feet too wet. Learning through experience can also be good, however it can backfire on you quick if you don't understand what is happening. Keep a humble yet confident attitude when you meet people, and always treat them the way you want to be treated. Furthermore, never rely on your music/production to pay the bills. That's why it's important to Love what you are doing, because it will keep you going in the right direction.

  • Build Capital by starting a Savings Account
  • Build Relationships by treating people you normally spam as People
  • Hire a Professional to Create your Logo/Covers or Learn Graphic Design
  • Keep a Humble yet Confident Attitude 
  • Keep your Day Job...or Night Job 

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