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5 Things Every Independent Artist Should Be Doing In 2022

Independent Artist

1. Creating Daily Content

Artist development is a thing of the past. Record labels are looking for artists with a following already, this is why staying active on social media is essential in 2022. Back in the day your music would create a buzz resulting in a fan base or following. Nowadays, you need to create a following first, then sell the music. This is how artists like Bhad Bhabie and the Island Boys are able to exist in todays market. They created a following before their music careers even began. 

TikTok is a great modern tool for the independent artist. Having over 1 billion users in over 150 countries and hundreds of millions of downloads in the US alone this platform is great to expand your audience. Social media should be used a your own personal reality show giving your followers a peek into your life. 

2. Releasing Music On a Regular Basis

With over 60,000 releases per day on Spotify alone it is essential to stay consistent with releasing music as an independent artist in 2022 so you can stand out. With so much content available and people’s attention span is getting shorter and shorter, it is important to keep your audience fed on a regular basis. More music equals more streams, equals more revenue. It’s a win-win for both you and the audience. Releasing more music helps with your online presence, and all increase you chances of being heard by the right people.

3. Networking With Other Creatives

Networking with other artists is another great way to expand your fanbase. Networking can lead to collaboration and cross promotion which will only help grow your brand. Apps like Vampr (tinder for musicians) are great ways to meet other independent artists, musicians, and make potential music industry connections.  Artists should be sharing their resources with one another to help each other grow, there is enough room for everybody to win.e

4. Local Performances

Performing at local venues will not only help to get your name out there but will start to give you performance experience which will help you get more comfortable on stage and in front of an audience. you are only one person away from taking the next step forward in your career you never know who could be watching at some of these local performances.