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  •  The EvO:R-Pedia Musicians Tips Section

    Welcome to the EvOR Tips Section. We call this section EvOR-Pedia because it is like a complete reference library for Indie musicians...Just about every tip has been used successfully so you won't find false promises and a series of books to buy after reading each tip.

    This section was painstackingly put here by musicians, for musicians so that artists that followed can take this knowledge and use it's full power.

    It's not always who you know, sometimes you just have to read the road signs.
    Charlie Harrelson
    Founder of EvO:R

    A Close Look at Independent Music
    By Cedric P Loiselle

    The indie music scene is swarmed with people all aspiring to become popular, but not to go mainstream, although there are indie singers that cross over to the mainstream industry. These people lack the financial support of major recording labels, so they have to do most of the work on their own. While there are independent music labels, these companies do not have enough funds for extensive promotion and mass production.

    On the extreme side of this spectrum, there are aspiring singers that start from scratch and are basically on their own. With their basic recording tools, they do records at home and upload them onto video-sharing websites such as YouTube and share the videos on their Twitter and/or Facebook accounts. This method is popular among small, starting-up singers who want to be heard and noticed. Some are lucky enough to catch the attention of popular music labels. You have probably heard of YouTube sensations that have started off as just an ordinary person, but are now selling albums and having world tours.

    Being in the independent music department has pros and cons. The advantage is that you can actually create new music without having to be overwhelmed by deadlines imposed by your recording company. There is a wide range of freedom in the independent music realm, and this is what artists in this particular field like. People working for major record labels do not usually enjoy this kind of freedom, because these companies are more concerned with making songs that will sell, even if those songs don't show the full artistic capabilities of the singer.

    Independent artists face a lot of challenges. In today's pop music culture, the game has become really hard and competitive. There are more artists today than there were 50 years ago. The music scene is now even flocked by people who audition at record labels or singing competitions, hoping to get noticed. A lot of these people also have YouTube or SoundCloud accounts where they can post their songs and covers. People who are shy but love to perform would prefer not to have television exposure, so they simply make modest covers and post them on social media websites that earn about a hundred views or so.

    The indie music scene has become tougher, as more hopeful artists want to get noticed. There are too many aspiring people, but independent music labels do not have enough resources to accommodate every aspiring composer, singer, songwriter, and artist. So, what independent music labels usually do is, they only select the few that have adequate talent to actually enter this industry.

    There are people who sing really well, and there are also those who rely on audio editing software to enhance the sound and tone of their voice. There are those people who have invested a lot on their music, while there are also those who are happy just singing and recording songs using their headphones and portable microphones. Some think of making music as a hobby, without plans to get rich through it. Some, on the other hand, take it really seriously. The independent music industry is basically filled with the same people you see in the mainstream music industry. These people sing, write, and mix songs. The major difference lies in the amount of money they earn.

    Indie musicians can also exist alone without the help of indie record labels. These musicians resort to the DIY method (Do-It-Yourself). They promote their own songs on various social media channels and use their social network base to sell their compositions.

    For more information about indie music and new music, visit our website sweetestdrip.com.

    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Cedric_P_Loiselle

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  • Charlie Harrelson- Founder of EvO:R and solo guitarist TL2
    A Message from the founder of EvO:R
    The Independent Music world has become so fragmented that anyone entering into this arena will be lost without having a chance of survival. What every independent musicians needs is information, understanding and a path that leads to success. Sure, you can buy a few books from authors that never played a note or loaded a single amp into a moving van. Pipe dreams are all over the Internet.

    At EvO:R we pride ourselves with sections dedicated to Independent Music News called (The EvO:R Street Journal), Musicians Success Stories and Tips called (EvO:R-pedia) and a Musicians Testimonial Section called (The Goods) dedicated to Internet based companies that deliver on their promises.

    All this news and information and we don't charge a single penny. We also respect your online privacy by refusing to track your browsing habits while on our website. We simply want to deliver the BEST news, information and success stories for the Independent Musician.

    Thank-you for visiting EvO:R and tell the world that we are out here..
    Charlie Harrelson
    Founder of EvO:R
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