So you’re looking into unsigned and indie music, but you’re not sure how to start. Look no further, as we present the beginner’s guide to this practice.

Music is everywhere and a lot of it sounds alike. Most everything on the radio is formulaic which is great for the masses but not terribly interesting. If you’re like most people who search for different sounds and excitement in music, you need look no further than unsigned and indie music. It’s usually unsigned and indie music where you’re able to hear bands who are trying to stand

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Royalties in this digital age can be a big problem for unsigned and indie musicians. Many of the services that stream music have faced criticism over recent years. One of the more popular names mentioned is Spotify which has been said to pay a very little amount to bands, with indie bands often suffering the most given their lack of financial support.

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Finding success in the music industry takes talent, dedication and often luck.  You have to be willing to work hard and make connections with other people.  Sometimes it means you have to be willing to sing or write songs for less money than you would like as you make your way towards success.  As a college student, it may even mean taking online classes, becoming a part-time student or even halting your education to dedicate more time to your music career.  There are a few tips for artists who are unsigned or working in the indie music industry.

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When a musician wants to use a DVD replication service it’s important that they know what it means.  Replicated discs are made by having data put into the surface of the disc, which is usually referred to as burning a disc.  The data is embedded into the disc by burning extremely small holes in the dye layer of a DVD designed for recording.  This is what is used for major commercial musical releases but also for unsigned and indie music releases.

Prior to beginning the replication process a client’s master is closely examined for any signs of data corruption.  A glass master with all the important data from the client’s master is then created.  The replication process starts when a glass master, that is free of flaws, is used to create a stamper.  This stamper is then inserted into an injection molding machine.

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Deep in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina, there is a neighborhood called Glenwood.  And in this neighborhood, scattered throughout various houses and apartments, is a community of friends who play music together.  They call themselves The Collection, and can range from eight members to fifteen on any given day, depending on who’s available.  Founder of the band David Wimbish leads the group with vocals and guitar, providing a framework for strings, brass, percussion and anything else to come around.  Wimbish and his wife, Mira, have worked hard to make this band as open and inviting as possible, and as a result, The Collection has friends and fans involved all over the country and spreading quickly into a worldwide community.

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At the recent World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced that it is entering the music streaming space with iTunes Radio.  Though it already has a lucrative business with iTunes, it is a natural move as Apple will be targeting casual listeners who are likely to stream through its mobile devices.  It is also suspected that the service will be implemented in a way as to drive sales on iTunes.

What the announcement also happens to signal, however, is a disruption in the internet radio industry, one that has reignited the debate over artist royalties.  With another prominent tech player in the mix, the subject is even gaining the attention of world-famous music artists.

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