Re: Getting funded by a record label
Im gonna chime in here again and give another, more relevant case example. Theres a band called Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah! that are completely independent; they worked and marketed their band appropriately and within a few years had a silver or gold (300,000 copies sold) album. They were able to keep all of the money since they were independent.
What this means is that you have to work much, much harder than musicians in the past when it comes to self marketing; however, if youre smart, work hard, and play good music, you can manage to make some money in this new market.
You can check out more of their story if you google it. I dont know their full story, but thats the basic outline of it.
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