Touring: A must for Indie Artists
In the last few months, I've been asked by quite a few people the same question: "how do you make your money as an artist?" Certain people still assume that music sales are the cash cow for artist. Well, with Streaming services rolling into town and paying us poor artists 0.0001 of a penny, there isn't much hope to make tons of money. If we look at the top of the hip hop industry, folks like J Cole only made 100k from Streaming, we talking about an artist that went PLATINUM.
I'm under no illusion of success, it takes hard work to make it in this industry. You have to be business savvy and creative: creatively business savvy.
I'm still learning alot as a music business excuetive, but I know one thing for sure, if I can accomplish the things they sell in dreams, on my own, I am in really good shape.
I've produced and releases my first project with my own funding and now, I've booked my own tour with the homie Alfred Banks from New Orleans.
The River Kings Tour is kicking off August 26th in Memphis with a private event in partnership with Rhodes College and The Mike Curb Institute.
Show money, is good money, it's really our only money :) Let's go get it!