[A BMG Editorial]
I support and work with Independent artist’s. Of all mediums, be it musicians, fine artist’s, pottery maker’s, filmmaker’s, or writers, I support those who make their art and their passion come alive in what they create.
So who are the Independent artists? Who are these people behind their creations?
(Note- For the sake of continuity I’ll write who they are in the context of music, the musician. Yet to be clear what independent artists all have in common is enough to make my point across the medium board.)
First, for a meeting of the minds let’s agree that Independent Artists in this article means music that is written, performed, and produced independently of major commercial record labels, or any of their subsidiaries. Often an Indie musician creates in an autonomous approach from concept to inception, then to the execution of the music they create. Typically it is done without big studio financing, highly funded promotion campaigns, nor any label/studio support. The Independent artist does it all.
When I listen to indie musicians there comes a deep appreciation for all the hats an independent musician wears throughout the evolution of their music.
Which brings me back to my question. Who are they?
Although I cannot, nor would I presume to try to answer this question in personal terms about any artist, I do know that the following list of hats an indie artist wears is true for each artist.
Starting out as a Musician an artist soon takes on these other roles as well:
Human resource manager
Most independent musicians often juggle “day jobs” to help pay the bills; Indie artists are not in it for financial gain, there rarely is any. There’s no “Fortune” to be made; in fact it typically costs far more financially to create their music then they’ll ever likely see in return.
It’s also not about “Fame”.
Hence the many faces of the independent artists that have evolved,today, independently they create music under all those different hats.
…… we thank you! Independent Music Maker’s