The music industry is changing in front of our eyes. The internet has leveled the playing field and provides a direct line from artists to listeners, but it also means there is more competition than ever before. Major labels still dominate the charts and the balance sheets, making up 80% of music industry revenue, but nevertheless there are multiple paths to building successful and sustainable career as an independent artist.

We asked experts across the music industry—from booking and distribution to management and radio—for their advice for independent artists. Take it all in below.

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