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I've always had a strange notion of selling my music. I felt it is never there, a point where I would be able to offer it for monetary value. Music is subjective in its own right, and what one person might consider worth buying, another might not. One might think something is worth nothing, and another might buy it in the thousands.
It's always interesting to see peoples approach to monetizing their music, whether on major websites such as iTunes, Google Play, etc or independently on Bandcamp, Loudr(Soundrop). I feel like as an independent artist the power of how much you charge is in your control but it also begs the difficulty question of what is the correct price? What does an artist feel his music is worth? And I think that question can never be answered, it always evolves and changes along the way. Only recently have I began to set prices on my music on Bandcamp, for several reasons as you might know. Although I haven't received a single sale on any of my singles except for Unmasked. And even that was heavily advertised everywhere, from my Facebook where I have over 380 friends, to my Twitter where have over 400 followers. Several music websites. I think the hardest part a musician will face is self promotion, it is very hard to get out there and get noticed. There are many way to go about this, collaboration with more popular artists, signing up for major websites such as iTunes.
I've never wanted to be part of a major Record Label because my music isn't something that fits the common genre. It is dare I say, a bit too unique for peoples tastes? I feel like it gets glossed over, or people might not fully understand what I am trying to portray through my music, somewhere along the line art gets lost in translation and I think I am experiencing that at this very moment. I'll try not to gloom over this too much, and try to make something more "commercial" if I dare say so myself? I want people to listen to my music, anywhere, even if they are not explicitly know that they are listening to me and think "Yep, that is Grandvision's music" just based off the style, the unique feel of the music.