Category Archives: Music Business

Being a professional indie musician isn’t for everyone: Lessons from Charles Ives and Shellac

If you’re trying to make even a partial living as an indie musician you’re a businessperson, and the news gets worse… You’re a small business. That’s a tough row to hoe as it’s unlikely you’ll have much support. You’re going … Continue reading

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Can we increase tangible collaboration between independent musicians?

Last night I awoke to find I had drifted off in front of the television. That’s never a great feeling but I happened to hear something I wouldn’t normally have which softened the blow. There was a poker tournament on … Continue reading

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Independent, impecunious and heading for the recording studio: An exhortation to prepare excellently

A lovely coincidence of inform­ation occurred today that give me a chance to beat a drum for using good studios to record your music, if at all possible, and to do this sensibly by preparing thoroughly for the recording sessions. … Continue reading

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