The music industry has changed dramatically in recent years. Advances in new technologies and the popularity of social media tools have made it easier than ever to promote yourself as a freelance musician.
- Social networks
Social media and the Internet have made it easier for independent groups and musicians to communicate and interact with their fans and followers. In the past, promoting yourself as a musician meant going out, shaking hands and handing out a stack of kites. Today you can connect with millions of potential fans without getting up from your computer chair at home. Even without leaving the room, you can create a huge number of subscribers just by spending time creating an account on some of the most popular social networks and communicating with people interested in your musical style. If you don’t pay attention to your fascination with social media, it may mean that your potential fans don’t pay you money for your new album.
- Online distribution
The spread of music over the Internet has forever changed the way fans can improve their music and allowed independent musicians to compete with the most popular bands and artists in the music industry, simply by paying a small fee to an internet distribution company for distributing their albums and huge singles. online stores such as iTunes and Amazon. Before iTunes, the music industry relied heavily on radio performances, and independent artists and musicians usually had to pay a little out of pocket to turn on the radio several times. Your success in the music industry largely depended on the depth of your portfolio, but not now. Online distribution services such as TuneCore and CD Baby give you the ability to distribute your songs around the world for a small fraction of the price you would pay on a day of radio.
- Digital recording
Advances in computer technology allowed the average independent musician to record a high-quality album from the comfort of his own home. The need for a professional recording studio and paying large sums for studio time has dropped dramatically in recent years due to the ability to record an entire album from an improvised studio in a closet in the bedroom or even in the bathroom.