In this article, I will be revealing to you how to release your music as an independent artist.
One of the worst things a musician will attempt to do while starting out his musical career is trying to release an EP or album.
And the simple reason is that you are going to put yourself through so much stress in trying to push all the music in that EP or album out at the same time.
Moreover, online music consumers will not care to spend that much time listening to more than one track at once from a musician they haven’t heard about before.
Therefore, more money, energy, and time will be spent on promoting an EP or album by an upcoming musician.
How do artist release their music?
The best way to release your music as an independent artist is to use the ‘single-release strategy” which implies releasing your music as singles and nit as an EP or album.
This is because, when you release your music as singles, you will be able to invest all your resources, time, and energy into making that one track really stand out.
What you need to do.
- Get at least 4 to 5 tracks ready upfront, and of course, the 4 or 5 tracks are the required tracks for an EP.
- Set at least 3 to 4 months between the release of each of those singles, and give yourself a 3 to 4 months gap between each release.
- Put aside a budget that will enable you to distribute your songs as you release them to digital stores, promote them on music blogs, submit them to playlists and run Ads to reach a wider audience.
- With each release, you must then target how to build and grow your fanbase. Keep in mind that there are most people that will shine your music when they come across it for the first time, but when they happen upon it again, especially if they hear another person playing it, they are definitely going to consume your music instantly.
Everybody loves to go with the trend, so the more people are seeing your songs on blogs, or some other people consuming them, they will never hesitate to follow suit.