Why Be Independent?

Recording: Why Be Independent?, Mar 13, 2019


With 37.23% of the US market share, the independent sector holds its largest market share in decades. The gatekeepers that once stood in the way of independent labels and artists are no longer a barrier to entry. With artist-friendly deals, creative control, advances in technology/data, and a multitude of digital platforms and services willing to distribute independent music, independent labels and their artists are thriving.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate