Supporting Independent Artists

 Supporting Independent Artists

 I often have people that hear my music make the comment “that I should be doing this for a living.”  I find that one of the highest compliments that a musician can get.  That being said,  I challenge you as a fan of the music to find an independent artist that inspires you.  There’s no excuse not to seek out these individuals.  The internet has opened up so many doors for artists, much like myself.  I’ve had the opportunity to share my music with millions, primarily through YouTube.  Unfortunately,  the monetary funds are not that great for independent artists.  My challenge for you is to not only seek out artists, but buy their music.  I’m not saying spend the money to buy an entire album necessarily.  Just send the artist a message and let them know you want to support their art.  Sites like PayPal are great ways to send artists a buck or two.  I’m not begging for money for myself.  I just know that independent artists do not have the funds for advertising that record labels provide for more popular artists.  I see people complaining about mainstream music on a daily basis.  The only way to change the system is to help the artists in the trenches grow their audience and finance their music. Studios, equipment, and most importantly time are not free.  Anyway, just something that’s been on my mind as of late. Take care my friends. 

                  JP 3/25/18