Slipping Away (a diversion into indie music)

by - January 31, 2012


While I work on my writing, my partner is usually downstairs in his home studio working on his music. Technology has brought big changes to music, and now anyone with a decent computer can record and produce their own music. Of course, like writing, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication, even more than writing because the indie music producer has to compose lyrics, play instruments, and record and produce the finished product.

My partner is a perfectionist/procrastinator but has finally finished one of his songs, co-produced a video, and published the song on Bandcamp, a website which enables artists to sell their music directly to their fans. I was surprised at how easy it was for him to publish the song on Bandcamp. No joining fees, a 15% commission, and the money from each sale goes straight into your Paypal account. That's right, as soon as a sale happens you get the money straight away. And they don't withold taxes either. It all sounded a lot easier than self-publishing on Amazon.

I'm so glad he's done it!

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