With the past decade of decentralization in the music industry, there are plenty of opportunities for musicians to find and connect with fans on their own, provide products at varying price points to these fans, and pull off creative marketing campaigns to help existing fans tell your story to their friends.
In many cases, established artists have had years of label support to help create a dedicated fanbase, which these artists can then continue to tap into directly, even if they are no longer affiliated with the label. For developing, unsigned artists, there can certainly be a bit of a "Catch 22" when it comes to funding the activities they need to engage in to find their core fanbase, engage with this fanbase, and ultimately monetize this fanbase. How does a developing artist fund the marketing initiatives necessary to generate a core fanbase, without having a fanbase to tap into?
In this presentation, we'll discuss the various methods that musicians and music business entrepreneurs can use to fund their activities, from traditional opportunities to more cutting-edge options for generating funding.