About Audible Hype
My name is Justin Boland and I work for World Around Records. You can catch me on The Twitter and The Facebook. Audible Hype is about independent artists making money, building careers and quitting day jobs. I've been writing here since 2009, so there's a ton of material...
My overall perspective is summed up in three articles:
- Nobody is Going to Put You On - you will not get signed until you have your own business up and running, the days of A&R expense accounts are gone, it is still possible to make good money as an independent artist.
- Love Thy Hater - how to deal with negative feedback and turn it into a business asset. This is one of the most important skills you can develop if you're serious about your career.
- The Year of the Glut - a harsh wake-up call about the odds against you and the economic facts of life: there are more people competing for less money, every year.
I am a hick from Vermont who reads too much but doesn't think enough, and my own rap career is non-existent. Don't take anything I say too seriously. All the real value here is from people wiser than me. In fact, only read the stuff in quotes. That's a good rule of thumb here.