Vote for Megatrax’s SXSW Panel- The Independence Trade-Off: Self vs. Sell

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The Independence Trade-Off: Self vs. Sell in a White Noise World 
Do It Yourself. Decide It Yourself. Delegate it. Don’t micro-manage it. Trust in others. License it. Loan it. Sell it all the way out. Wherever we fall along the spectrum — and most of us fall in many different places these days — it’s a question that has only gained importance as a whole new world of creative, marketing, and distribution mechanisms has opened before us: when is the time to hold on to it all, and when do we let go of what we’ve made? It’s not just signing to a label versus self-releasing now. It’s film and commercial licensing, radio play and promotions, direct-to-fan relations and even the production of the work itself. Or as some of the most creative and most successfully sold-out artists of all time might have put it: “Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody.” Will your independence vanish in the haze?

Questions Answered

  1. How can an independent artist make connections & money in production music?
  2. How can an independent artist connect with music supervisors to get their music into media?
  3. How can independent artists succeed with a direct-to-fans sales model for music & merch?
  4. How can independent artists build a fan base and book big shows without the support of a major label?
  5. How can independent artists get radio play on mainstream radio?


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Megatrax Megatrax Production Music is the leading independent music source. Megatrax is dedicated to creating, licensing and delivering the finest quality production and custom music and best customer service in the industry. At Megatrax, our philosophy has always been to stay ahead of technology and to create exceptional quality music. Our commitment to excellence is evident in both the music we produce and the carefully selected catalogs that we represent. Our staff is dedicated to serving you in every way possible and our service team is focused on your specific production requirements. We have a list of products and services that are unmatched in the production music industry and are constantly evolving with your changing needs.

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