You know what they say about Fast, Cheap and Great? That you can only pick two. You’ve guessed it, as independents, we don’t have any money and since we want to create something great, it won’t be as fast as we’d hope.
In these days of guerrilla music business there’s a need, scratch that, an obligation to get your hands dirty. It’s not enough to say “I just play this here guitar” and let the manager / label do the rest. As a big chunk of the revenues disappeared, an indie musician has to pinch his nose and dive into paperwork and other areas pertaining to his business of creating music. Educational.