Sunday, May 4, 2008

Substance Abuse

No, not what you think.

I am referring to the over abundance of blogs littering the Internet concerning the "New Music Environment"...most of them having a great deal of substance.

To much even.

I click away at all the various blogs across the web (see links on the sidebar) and each of them has valuable information to impart. Unfortunately the amount of information sometimes has me spinning my wheels ferociously!

I think it is wonderful that so many bright people are out there providing such useful information. It is just that I find myself a bit hazed (akin to a deer in the headlights) after reading some of them.

I have often thought after reading some of them that it might be better for someone other than the Independent Artist to be gathering up all this info...Like the Independent Artists manager?

I have begun to feel that it is becoming to much "business" and not enough art. Sure, I think the artist should be well informed but it has struck me that the manager is the one who needs most of this information.

How many Independent Artists can afford managers? Maybe that is why these blogs exist in the first place? Maybe these helpful blogs are our virtual Managers?

Not sure really. I will flesh this out more in the future.

Cheers,
m e e k
m u s i c

1 comment:

Rob said...

Sorry, but wanting to just focus on art while the manager/whoever handles the business side is just a dream.

You owe it to yourself to learn all the ins and outs of the business. No one is spared from having to do this. Frankly, it comes off as selfish. Sure, every artist wants to simply focus on his/her art, but it just doesn't work that way in this day and age.

I know it's a lot to digest as an indie artist, but hang in there. Good luck!