August 10th, 2012
There are a lot of music channels you can get with http://www.cable-tv.com/, but do you ever stop and wonder about how some of these mainstream groups got to where they are? It might surprise you to know that some of the biggest stars in music started small. The Beatles took on gigs in various dives around England, Rush toured the local bar and high school dance circuit and even Queen started out as a garage band before becoming as big as they are now.
Those of you reading this might have thought about starting up an indie band or may even have one going. You might be asking “What’s the difference between me and them?”
Plenty, but nothing that should ultimately shove a brick wall in your face. For one, back then, there were not nearly as many outlets to get your work and music out as there are today. You have the internet and you have various sites and services that allow you to display and distribute your music to millions of viewers all over the web.
However, part of moving from indie to mainstream means playing the game. You might think that music the art is more important than the money, but mainstream is all about the money. This is where the two ideals can conflict and you really ought to figure out where your band is going before you make the leap.