I Am Independent - For Independent Music Artists
I Am Independent - For Independent Music Artists
I Am Independent
Stories, advice and discussions to resource, encourage and support Independent Music Artists
S4, EP 7 - Section 1 of our Online Bootcamp Video Course - Where you're starting from and knowing your why
There is still a week left to take advantage of our 50% off deal for our brand new I Am Independent Bootcamp Video Course.  Thank you so much to those of you who have signed up already.  This week we start a mini series where we talk through what you can expect from each section of the video course.  This week we cover section one which looks at Where you are as an artist and where you want to get to as well as knowing your 'why'.  If you're not convinced that the course can help you yet then have a listen as we breakdown why this section is particularly important. You can get in touch with us on Instagram or Facebook or send us a voice message. Instagram @weareindependentartists  Facebook @weareindependentartists Use the discount code IAMSALE for 50% off our brand new Bootcamp Video Course until the end of January 2022: www.IamIndependent.co.uk/bootcamp --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/i-am-independent/message
Jan 23, 2022
28 min
S4, EP 6 - When do you need a live agent and how to get one with Hannah Shogbola
Hannah Shogbola works in the Live Music industry representing over 25 clients from Hak Baker to Jaguar to Fredwave to Helena Star and many more.  Hannah is one of the only Black female agents in the UK. She’s also one of the few people to sell out Brixton Academy, Roundhouse and The Forum, which she did when she was under-30! In this week's episode Hannah gives insight into the live music sector, how to get started, what agents look for and how you might get one.  Hannah is also the founder of Daju which helps to showcase and develop artists.  It's another great episode with lots of gems. Follow Daju on Instagram: @daju_ldn You can get in touch with us on Instagram or Facebook or send us a voice message. Instagram @weareindependentartists  Facebook @weareindependentartists Don't forget you can now sign up for our brand new I Am Independent Bootcamp Video Course.  Use the code 'IAMSALE' to get 50% off until the end of January.  Sign up at www.iamindependent.co.uk/bootcamp  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/i-am-independent/message
Jan 16, 2022
37 min
S4, EP 5 - Announcing our brand new bootcamp video course for Independent Artists
Well we've hinted at it all season and today we finally announce what we've been working on last year - our brand new bootcamp video course for Independent Artists!  Back in 2019 we were doing in-person workshops for Independent artists which we took online during lockdown.  It worked so well that we decided to film a video course that can be available to Independent Artists everywhere to work through in their own time and at their own pace.  The course is in 4 parts covering everything from knowing your 'why' as an artist, music admin, gigging, social media, preparing for a release, writing a press release, creating your 12-18 month plan and much more.  You'll also find a helpful FAQ section at the end of each part.  Have a listen to this episode and we'll tell you more about it. We've worked hard on this course and we really hope it is useful to the many artist who get in touch with us with questions about the independent artist journey and how to get started. We always want to make sure that our resources are accessible and affordable so until the end of January 2022 the course is available with a 50% discount.  The course launches this Friday 14th January 2022 all you need to do is sign up via our website and use the code: IAMSALE You can get in touch with us on Instagram or Facebook or send us a voice message. Instagram @weareindependentartists  Facebook @weareindependentartists Use the discount code IAMSALE for 50% off our brand new Bootcamp Video Course from Friday 14th until the end of January 2022: www.IamIndependent.co.uk/bootcamp --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/i-am-independent/message
Jan 9, 2022
12 min
S4, EP4 - Ending 2021 well, starting 2022 ready!
2021 has been a tough year for Independent artists but you made it!  Well done! But before you log off and wind down why not reflect on your wins as well as your challenges and spend a bit of time thinking ahead to your plans for 2022.  In this episode, as well as sharing some music industry news, we recap on how to write your 12-18 month plan.  It's a great time to put pen to paper and plan to succeed.  P.S. Don't miss next week's episode as we have some exciting news to share with you. You can get in touch with us on Instagram or Facebook or send us a voice message. Instagram @weareindependentartists  Facebook @weareindependentartists Subscribe for a free 10-day guide: www.IamIndependent.co.uk  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/i-am-independent/message
Dec 26, 2021
33 min
S4, EP 3 - Des Agyekumhene on NFTs & Crypto in the music industry
You have probably heard the terms 'Crypto' and 'NFT' thrown around over the last year or so but perhaps you've not fully grasped the scope of possibility in terms of artists and the music industry. It can seem complicated so we're particularly excited to bring you this truly illuminating chat with Des who is something of an expert on the subject.  Des is also an artist manager and is currently studying for a PHD on the topic of music streaming.  He's extremely knowledgable but also is great at explaining the Crypto and NFT phenomena and how it can benefit artists in particular. It's not too late to get involved and this chat might just be the thing to get you started! Follow Des on Instagram @soga.world You can get in touch with us on Instagram or Facebook or send us a voice message. Instagram @weareindependentartists  Facebook @weareindependentartists Subscribe for a free 10-day guide: www.IamIndependent.co.uk  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/i-am-independent/message
Dec 19, 2021
1 hr 18 min
S4, EP 2 - Selina Wedderburn on Music Rights, Marketing and more...
This week we chat to the wonderful Selina Wedderburn who has had an interesting and varied career in the music industry.  From Team Manager at PPL within the licensing department, to Operations Manager at Your Army Ltd - one of the UK’s biggest independent music promotions companies. Selina is also Co-Founder and Director of her own platform, 'Tempo & Flow'.  Her varied knowledge of the industry and passion for music makes this an informative and engaging chat with lots of great takeaways for you Independent artists. Follow Selina on Instagram @Selina_music_page Follow @Tempoandflow Follow @yourarmy_ You can get in touch with us on Instagram or Facebook or send us a voice message. Instagram @weareindependentartists  Facebook @weareindependentartists Subscribe for a free 10-day guide: www.IamIndependent.co.uk  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/i-am-independent/message
Dec 12, 2021
54 min
S4, EP1 - Nick Eziefula: Music Lawyer by day, Rapper and Artist Manager by night
We're back with a brand new season of the I Am Independent podcast!  Kicking off season 4 we talk to the brilliant and lovely Nick Eziefula who is a partner at Simkins LLP, one of the UK's leading media and entertainment law firms. Nick is passionate about music and is an artist himself as well as an artist manager.  Nick gives us insights on what to look for in a music lawyer, what he wished independent artist knew about the industry and explains why he thinks it's a better time to be an independent artist right now than any other time. We rarely get the opportunity to hear this kind of advice from a lawyer so candidly so this should prove a really valuable and useful chat. Follow Nick on Instagram @nickeziefula You can get in touch with us on Instagram or Facebook or send us a voice message. Instagram @weareindependentartists  Facebook @weareindependentartists Subscribe for a free 10-day guide: www.IamIndependent.co.uk  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/i-am-independent/message
Dec 5, 2021
59 min
S3, EP20 - Producing an album with Bianca Rose and Jake Isaac
For our season 3 finale we have a conversation between Bianca Rose and Jake Isaac about the process of Jake producing Bianca's latest album, 'If You Knew, Would You Care?'  It holds some great insight from both artist and producer perspective and as the relationship worked so well for this project we thought perhaps there is some useful tips for you as independent artists within this conversation.   We are now taking a short break while we put all our efforts into finishing off something very exciting that we have been working on for some time and we hope to let you in on that early Autumn time.  In the meantime, keep on keeping on.  We see you independent artists, we appreciate you, we champion you and we're here for you. Follow Jake Isaac on Instagram @iamjakeisaac Follow Bianca Rose on Instagram @itsthatbiancarose Let us know your experiences on our Instagram or Facebook pages or send us a voice message. Instagram @weareindependentartists  Facebook @weareindependentartists Subscribe for a free 10-day guide: www.IamIndependent.co.uk  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/i-am-independent/message
Aug 3, 2021
20 min
S3, EP19 - Creating great visuals and music videos with Cat Couture
This week Bianca has a chat with the creative director for her recent album campaign for 'If You Knew, Would You Care?'.  Cat Couture from Amoroso Films is a creative through and through. There is not much she can't do creatively and she's also an independent artist herself.  Cat was such a key part of Bianca's creative process for her album campaign that we thought we'd share with you a really insightful conversation they had where you'll learn about how to prepare to approach a videographer/director, what is your responsibility and what is theirs, how to communicate your ideas, how to work creatively on a small budget and much more. Follow Cat Couture on Instagram @iamcatcouture Follow Amoroso Films on Instagram @amorosofilms Let us know your experiences on our Instagram or Facebook pages or send us a voice message. Instagram @weareindependentartists  Facebook @weareindependentartists Subscribe for a free 10-day guide: www.IamIndependent.co.uk  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/i-am-independent/message
Jul 5, 2021
45 min
S3, EP 18 - The Journey of an Album with Bianca & Loretta - Part 2
This week is part 2 of our chat about what we learned through the creation to release process of Bianca Rose's latest album 'If You Knew, Would You Care?' In this part we cover working with Label Services, working with a PR company, collaborating with other artists and producers, budgeting and levelling up.  It can be a difficult and emotional process creating and putting out a body of artistic work but with each cycle you can learn something to improve for next time.  We hope this chat gives you some tips and advice with your own releases as we've been really pleased with the results of this campaign. Follow Bianca Rose on Instagram @itsthatbiancarose Let us know your experiences on our Instagram or Facebook pages or send us a voice message. Instagram @weareindependentartists  Facebook @weareindependentartists Subscribe for a free 10-day guide: www.IamIndependent.co.uk  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/i-am-independent/message
Jun 27, 2021
33 min
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