A new strategy is starting to pay off.
Indie music is booming, with the number of indie labels increasing from 3,700 in 2011 to 7,400 in 2016.
Many are getting bigger.
Indie labels, like the ones we’ve profiled here, have been successful in diversifying their business models and expanding their distribution channels, which means more songs can be produced and sold to more consumers.
Now, as they expand, indie labels will need to make more money.
Some of their revenue comes from digital downloads.
But if they’re trying to get more sales out of the music they produce, they’ll have to go digital as well.
Here are some ways indie labels can do this:The idea for the Indie Music Marketplace is a simple one.
Indie musicians and labels will be able to sell their music through a variety of platforms and apps.
These will include iTunes, Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud, YouTube and more.
Indie artists can sell their songs on their own websites or through music streaming services like Spotify, YouTube or Apple Music.
These platforms will all allow artists to make money, with some paying less than others.
The bigger the company, the less they’ll earn.
For example, an independent label like Tame Impala will likely earn less than a major label like A&R, as both labels are self-contained entities.
Independent labels will also have to pay artists royalties, since they’re not a subsidiary of major labels.
And there are additional costs associated with these platforms.
But what does all of this mean for the indie music industry?
Here’s what it will mean for your favorite indie artists and their fans.
A few years ago, indie musicians and producers had to take an increasingly large amount of time away from making music.
Now, indie artists can devote more time to their work.
They’ll get to work on new material, including new music and new recordings.
Indies also have more time for creative projects.
For example, they can use their music for advertising or promotional purposes, such as putting their music in an exhibit at a museum or selling it to local businesses.
The idea is that more artists and labels can focus on making music and getting it out there.
A lot of the success of indie music comes from being able to reach more fans.
And the more you can reach, the more listeners you can attract.
In 2017, more than 1.5 million people downloaded more than 9 million songs.
That number was nearly five times higher than the amount of songs played during the entire 2017 NBA playoffs.
As more people discover indie music, they will be more likely to buy the music, too.
Indie bands will also get more visibility.
The number of people listening to indie music rose to more than 40 million in 2016 from fewer than 30 million in 2015.
More people will be listening to music through streaming services in the future, too, including Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube.
Indias most-watched music video, “Lion” , reached more than 10 million viewers, making it the most watched music video in history.
The video is a tribute to singer-songwriter Ryan Adams and her song “Tales from the Borderlands,” which inspired the series Borderlands.
Indians have also found ways to market their music to a wider audience.
Indie songwriter/producer Chris Bell has recorded more than 30 songs with the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Beyoncé.
Indie artist/producers Justin Vernon and Mike McCrum have collaborated with artists like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Justin Timberlake.
The labels they’ve worked with have made some of their most popular songs available on iTunes, Soundexchange and other streaming services.
But the most exciting thing is that indie artists will also be able take a bigger share of the profits.
Indie record labels are already making more money than ever before, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with a total revenue of more than $1.3 billion.
But they’re starting to get a little more creative with how they spend that money.
In 2016, independent labels reported a profit of $1 billion.
And they’re still growing, so they’ll likely continue to get bigger in the coming years.
And while indie labels are gaining market share, many are still struggling.
The overall share of digital downloads in the U.S. dropped from 22 percent in 2016 to 15 percent in 2017.
And a new report from Nielsen Soundscan shows that the number one download source for music was the iTunes App Store, up from 9 percent in 2015 and 6 percent in 2012.
But as the market shifts to streaming, more people will get to enjoy indie music.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing our weekly list of the top 10 most downloaded songs on Spotify, Spotify Premium, SoundExchange and more, with analysis from the music business experts at the New York Times and other major outlets.
We’re excited about this future.
What do you think of the IndieMusic Marketplace?