BTS’ Suga has made comments about how labels “see the artist as a product” in a recent interview.
Fender releases ‘Artist Playbook’ – a guide to navigating the music industry as an independent artist.
In recent years there has been an explosion of DIY labels and one of the reasons for this may be thanks to the internet and e-commerce.
Independent record labels saw a market share of 26% during 2020 according to the BPI and Aim.
There are now more DIY labels operating successfully than perhaps ever before but how do they help artists?
In the final edition of our DIY Till We Die article series we chat to Blitzcat Records, a DIY label operating in London.
During our ‘DIY Till We Die’ article series we chatted to an array of independent artists, one thing that stood clear was that it allowed them total creative freedom.
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Being an independent artist allows for total creative control and freedom but this does come with difficulties.
Taking the music world head on as an independent artist may give the creator more freedom but it can be a difficult road.