The Age of Independent Music

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Technology is UNDOUBTEDLY opening the doors for independent artists. From producing to promoting, musicians can make a name for themselves in the industry. Rappers like Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, Russ, and Bryson Tiller, all started their careers on SoundCloud and gained significant recognition leading to fame. With effective use of social media and promotional techniques, you too can build a successful music career all on your own.

The industry is evolving to recognize the work of independent artists by including streamed music on the Billboard 100 list, and even changing the requirements of the Grammy Awards to include streamed music. It wasn’t long ago that without the support of a major record label, this type of recognition wasn’t possible. However, today it is more than possible to build an independent career that gains recognition from fans, and the music industry.

Chance the Rapper is a perfect example of building a successful independent career. After becoming the first independent artist to receive a Grammy nomination, and take home not one, but three awards in 2017, he has opened doors for other independent artists to follow in his footsteps.

It’s clear there is an opportunity for independent musicians to utilize the resources available to them in order to boost their reach. AFRP is one of the potential avenues towards making your music heard, but there’s a lot artists can do on their own to promote their sound.

If you’re looking for more on how to build your music career, check out our blog “Tips for promoting your music on social media!” and let us help you get your tracks heard. Submit your tracks for FREE and we will share your music with our followers, helping you grow a notable fan base.