It seems lately quite a challenge to maintain an interest being an independent artist. I like writing music or doing EDM DJ style mixes just to satisfy my inspiration at times I'll listen to some great DJ's to get some of the inspiration from it seems these days though that its getting harder and harder to stand out from the crowd putting my music on Bandcamp and creating as I always do used to be fun but you look down the path as a music producer and realize selling downloads no longer works. So I looked at and was successfully submitting music for sync licensing the past several years as an alternative, is this the right path to keep sending my music?
I'm not really sure anymore but I have also submitted my work into the smaller self publishing platforms where you have a chance to have your music licensed seems to be more interest for me pushing web design these days then anything else. I would love to see what other like minded musicians have been feeling over the recent years. -Dean
Though web design is also a rather challenging thing to get into I just figured I would jump in and give it a shot as well. building themes for WordPress seems like the way to go.
Looking at the future
As much as I feel over the years I still love creating music not only does it keep my sanity writing music is still wonderful especially with the software tools that we as music producers have today that we did not have many years ago.
Learning and switching from using loops and samples has me investing in vst instruments and using the presets that come with many of the programs finding what works and what does not and then creating my own midi based loops to keep the style I have been so accustomed to using over the many years.
Next year I plan to be adding a lot more music to self publishing platforms to expand my library of content that can be made available for licensing and also prepare a custom made set schedule doing unique mix sets on my website to see how well I can go at creating after hours sets they will be much slower to produce than a singular mix and will contain individual custom made tracks for each set to keep things interesting. You will most likely find them on my website here or over on my bandcamp page should you desire them :).