Over the last few years the music industry has changed and morphed in so many ways. All for the better, in my opinion. What once was guarded by major labels has now opened itself to anyone with a computer and some basic music skills. The artist is now it's everything. From engineer to publicist and that's a looong arc of activity right there.
The brochure said "have your music reach the world by using the internet" and while that's true ,the devil is definitely in the details. I can remember feverishly sending out "check out my music"(Yes, I was that guy once) in chat rooms and instant messages. It was like running a mile to gain an inch. But to me, as an indie artist, it was well worth the effort. It's now easier than ever to reach out to someone and with more choices of "how to" than there are grapes on a vineyard! However, sometimes too many choices can be as bad as none.
I write that to write this. To survive doing music has made me more diversified in my journey than I could have ever imagined. Simply because it's all I really know how to do, and for that matter, all I really wanna do. So now I teach guitar, write, engineer, produce and market our music (I mean, who doesn't? ;-) Mikeconde.com is set up for it to be available . We have a patreon account and run affiliates on mygoodlist.com for those that are um, let's say, more passive when it comes to supporting a cause. I'm subtle like that and while it may be the death of me I just feel better about myself doing it that way.
So onward into more of the new we go. As a new writing cycle begins and I have plenty of ammo for it! I like knowing that we have in place everything the music needs for it to survive even that much longer. I truly love what I do no matter who enjoys it with me. I'd shout alone in the forest if I had to. But I love when I get shouts back.
All my love