1 Thing You Would Not Like To Miss If You're An Independent Artist!
If you’re an independent artist, you probably would have gone through the fight between Money vs. Passion. Talking about the same with an IT official who was once a bass guitarist for a Delhi based band, we understood how deeply musicians have been affected. He said remembering the old days, “I had to join the company because of pressure from my parents and also not many bands have a stable living out of music.”
This is not the only example; there are hundreds of other youngsters who are facing the same heat so if you think that you’re the only one in misery, you can have a little comfort there.
The reasons for the same are many, starting with the fact that India is becoming a cauldron of independent artists - large number of bands and individual artists are emerging from every part of the country but due to less opportunities only a few lasts in long run. Musicians have to work in alternative fields as majority cannot generate a living out of music. This is not the fate of only less popular bands, even the members of popular bands like Decibel, Scribe, MenWhoPause work in different fields apart from music.
When would the situation change? And how?
Although there have been an increase in the number of venues - concerts, clubs, lounges, food festivals etc. which are supporting live music but still there are grey areas that reveal the fight for majority of the musicians since their web music goes unheard.
One dimension which is still unexplored for the independent musicians is creating music for the brands. Imagine if you could move from web music to creating music for some of the best fashion outlets to play in their stores!? This is a way that your music could not only reach to hundreds and thousands of people but also generate decent income.
One such opportunity has been created by Songdew wherein one of the leading Fashion brand Fabindia is inviting all the musicians across India to create or share their music for their stores across globe. If you are a musician then your music could reach all Fabindia stores across globe and you have a chance to win up-to 1,00,000 cash prize for your tracks. Such opportunities are rare in independent music scene but as they say that the first few steps are the hardest to take, rest of the way becomes easier with time.
For all those who are interested, the opportunity is live for next few days. To apply and upload your track, follow the link mentioned below: