Being an indie artist definitely has its challenges. Due to the difficulty of breaking into the business, many musicians will quit before they even get started. As an artist myself, I have found that balancing a nine to five, having limited finances to expand my brand, and networking being the top three difficulties during my career.
We as artists and entertainers need to start looking at one another as a support system verses competition. However, until individuals stop having that self-centered “I” mentality it will remain a doggie…dog world in this business. Instead of being for self, try linking up with fellow musicians or entertainers and work on forming a social media super team.
I challenge anyone that is a musician, novelist, makeup artist, no matter the trade/talent to follow me @caramel_dmv and I will follow you back. Let’s make a commitment today and lift one another up. Let’s Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, and support each other’s gifts, talents or messages. I promise we will go further in this world and our careers. Now that’s real talk!