One of the key aspects of being an independent musician is education- whether it’s about Self PR, DIY marketing, the various ways you can monetize your music or what’s going on in the independent music scene all over the world. To help you get started, we’ve shortlisted the 5 most helpful blogs from all around the world- to keep you updated, educated and inspired.
Pitchfork is the web's most popular independent music resource, with expansive daily coverage of international indie rock, hip-hop, electronic, pop, metal, and experimental music. The site publishes daily reviews, features, and interviews, as well as real-time music news coverage.
The Line of Best Fit covers the best in new and alternative sounds. Simply put, the site solely talks about their genuine love of music, championing the best new music from the UK and beyond. They’ve received various titles for being the most influential music blog in UK and the world.
Hypebot.com founded in 2005 by Bruce Houghton is one of the most trusted music industry and music-technology related blogs. It caters to a minimum of thousand music industry professionals worldwide on a daily basis.
Music Think Tank is an advice blog managed by Hypebot.com. It provides insights and interesting reads for artists who practice the DIY mode of promoting their music. We recommend this blog for all indie artists who’re yet to learn the basics of marketing, collaborating and getting things done.
And of course, the list isn’t complete without Amanda F---ing Palmer!
Amanda Palmer shook up the independent music scene by not only bringing to light but also mastering the art of asking. This rockstar, crowdfunding diva, and TED speaker’s blog is an inspiration for all indie artists to understand the importance of a strong community of fans, how artists can build one for themselves on their own and what all they can achieve by simply asking.
The other blogs worth noting are The DIY Musician
, Music Reddit
and the Soundcloud Blog
. Is there a blog that you follow but we missed out on? Let us know!