Making It As an Indie Musician
When singer-songwriter Natalie Brown lost a record deal in 2000, she started her own label with a partner, and they released the record together. That first album, Let the Candle Burn
, kicked off on internet sites such as Amazon and iTunes — and Brown has never looked back. Being independent is difficult, she acknowledges, but it means she can stay true to her own values and persona. “I don’t want to be a packaged product,” says the Canadian-born, contemporary R&B, pop and soul musician.
One factor in her success is her ability to be open to new ideas and avenues. “I jumped on the MP3 bandwagon very early,” she recalls. “To this day, I adopt any new technology to further my livelihood.” She took advantage of licensing her songs to TV and film after Colgate/Palmolive came to her in … Click to read the rest of the interview
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