NYT: Artists Find Backers as Labels Wane

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by emor, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. emor


    May 16, 2004
    "There was a time when most aspiring musicians had the same dream: to sign a deal with a major record label.
    "Now, with the structure of the music business shifting radically, some industry iconoclasts are sidestepping the music giants and inventing new ways for artists to make and market their music — without ever signing a traditional recording contract."

  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    For me a good paying day job supports my music hobby.
  3. JT Bass

    JT Bass

    Jun 2, 2009
    Interesting, thanks for posting. It is very much a DIY environment now, but I really think that's to the local musician's advantage. For relatively little cost you can manage your own booking, recording, producing, distribution... everything, really. No more grinding away night after night hoping to 'get found'. As the article says though, you need 'considerable entreprenurial energy.' Its tough to make time to even maintain the band's website these days...