Being an independent artist doesn’t mean you need to literally be independent and do everything by yourself. Having a strong team is essential for your music career to lift off.
You will need to leverage other people’s skills, network, and experience to expand your career. These are the people you’ll need:
Music Producer– a music producer's job is to make your tracks sound better and help you make decisions about your music. You need to settle for a music producer that understands your goals and the sound you intend to create.
Mixing and Mastering Engineer– Mixing and mastering engineers will make your track sound good, and create the best possible version of your song. And the sound will be of the highest quality.
Marketing Strategist/Social Media Manager– Having a marketer is critical to the success of your music career. This is a person that helps you in awareness and just basically marketing your music to a new audience. Your music marketer should know social media marketing, email marketing, content marketing, and come up with different marketing campaigns.
Graphic/ Visual Artist– Marketing will require content creation, and that’s where a graphic designer comes in. You will need cover arts, logos and visual content for your social media.
While you can always settle for any graphic designer, or you can even do it by yourself, it’s not ideal for your brand image. You have to let a professional handle your branding. xCephasx Studios can help you with your visuals.
Building a team is essential as you progress in your music journey. The key to success is putting together a team of people with experience to help you in tasks that are nonessential. Meaning, all the work, other than your craft is delegated. It could also fill the gap for skills you don’t currently possess.