Uniqueness – an often overlooked artistic attribute

Have you ever looked at the mirror and asked yourself the question "Are you a unique artist"? Every human been is unique, I know.. My mom has always said that I am special, too. But are you a truly unique artist? I bet that 99 out of 100 DIY indie artists will answer an absolute … Continue reading Uniqueness – an often overlooked artistic attribute

Why DIY indie music doesn’t work (for most musicians) – Part 5

If you have read parts 1-4 of this article, you must have realized that the global state of music is the worst it has ever been in terms of artistic value. I am not saying that ALL music sucks, I just say that true talent, musicianship and unique, emotionally valuable music is becoming rare and … Continue reading Why DIY indie music doesn’t work (for most musicians) – Part 5

Why DIY indie music doesn’t work (for most musicians) – Part 4

Last week I have talked about the DIY music dream that has become the main driver for this industry where artists "control" their art, but are still making less money than the salesman in Guitar Center that sold them their shiny guitar. Did anyone stop for a moment to ask WHY? I know that many … Continue reading Why DIY indie music doesn’t work (for most musicians) – Part 4

Why DIY indie music doesn’t work (for most musicians) – Part 3

To all DIY indie musicians – you've been sold a dream! WAKE UP! It seems that the situation has gone out of proportion. Now, when every one of three people is a musician, every one of ten people has a song on Youtube, and every one of 50 people in the world is now working … Continue reading Why DIY indie music doesn’t work (for most musicians) – Part 3

Why DIY indie music doesn’t work (for most musicians) – Part 2

Last weekend, I have published the first part of this article, in order to raise a discussion about today's DIY indie music trend. Apparently, out of all people who read this, with the vast majority of readers being independent DIY artists/musicians, no one seemed to have an opinion about the situation. There might be two … Continue reading Why DIY indie music doesn’t work (for most musicians) – Part 2

Why DIY indie music doesn’t work (for most musicians) – Part 1

Over the last decade, the music industry (formerly known as the record industry), has gone through a huge and undeniable change. The major labels that used to dominate the music sales have started to lose sales due to a dramatic breakthrough in digital technology. On the listener's side, it became much easier to acquire new … Continue reading Why DIY indie music doesn’t work (for most musicians) – Part 1