Sunday, May 18, 2008

May 25 on Rock Ed Radio >> "INDIE: Ako, artist"

We are often surprised when we hear a good song on mainstream radio and find out that it's self-produced. Which raises the question: "Does a big label validate talent?"

Indie labels are on the rise but the self-produced work is another beast altogether.

Let's talk to artists who manage and produce themselves. Patrick Alvarez is producing "Wonder" his first album, Aimee Marcos is the drummer of the band called The Dorques (also self-producing so far...) and Dystocia Curve is a highly prolific band that is still in the outskirts of the scene. They have recorded approximately 60 tracks by now and they plan to release an album within the year.

Poet and Executive Producer of Panoramanila Pictures, Jourdan Sebastian will tell us about the behind-the-scenes vibe of the independently produced film entitled "Ploning."

The creative scene in the Philippines is brimming with robust talent. Why wait for the breaks, they say? Well, they're not. (Bravo)

What do you think of self-producing? Will you ever self-publish, produce, record, distribute?

Artist, produce thyself!

Tell us why or why not.

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19 comments:

xxpach said...

minsan takot magproduce ang ibang companies kasi tingin nila hindi marketable. o kaya hindi masa. howell.

it's their lost.

i LOVE The Dorques!!
i've watched Ploning, and i LOVE it!
i'm just sayin. :)

veRn BuRn said...

sino-sino na bang yumaman as an indie artist?

*walang pera sa sining sabi nga ng marami..kasi ang sining ay passion talaga. nasa diskarte na ng tao yun kung pano sila magmamarket ng mga sining nila.

si lourd diba may indie published book? pwede mo ba akong payuhan if ever na pasukin ko ang ganung paraan?

yoshiyoshiyoshi said...

@vern burn yung arctic monkeys ata nabuhay sila sa mga internet downloads, siguro via usapan lang ng mga tao... feeling ko dun sila yumaman. baka mali rin ako :D

anyway, hindi ba risky yung pumasok ang isang banda sa isang big-time recording company dahil shempre mataas sigurado yung mga expectations? kaya ba nagreresort na lang yung iba to indie recording companies para hindi masyado mabigat?

salamat!

xxpach said...

meron ding ayaw magpa handle sa big record companies dahil hindi sila mabibigyan ng kalayaan na katulad ng sa independently produced. oo nga pala, minsan kumikitang kabuhayan sa ibang musicians ang paggamit ng myspace. minsan talaga kokonti lang makaka-appreciate ng talent na hinahandog mo. yun iba, nasuswertehan na nagiging kilala sila (kung through big record companies baka dahil sa magaling na pagmarket sa kanila).

Anonymous said...

maraming akong kaibigan na magaling na magaling gumawa ng kanta, talented! but they don't get the gigs, where do I tell them to go, who can they approach to get their music "out there" ?

claudia said...

I think some indie artists are better than those na nasa labels at bumebenta pero panay pa-cute! I'm not referring to anyone in particular, but some are really pa-cute! walang talent.

boysaksak said...

I don't understand Indie artists, bakit parang a notch higher yung kaartehan nila? Para lang ba talaga sa elite ang music nila?

kontra bulate said...

kelan matatapos ang pagiging indie ng indie?

Anonymous said...

Ang alam ko sa indie, artsy fartsy, super raw TALENT. ngayon kung sino sino nalang..DAhil siguro mas madali na gumawa ng FILMS, MUSIC..Pero ok din naman yun ika nga "the more, the merrier"

boysaksak said...

Do you guys still dream na masuportahan kayo ng major labels?

kontra bulate said...

Hindi kaya makalimutan din nila ang kanilang "indie" thing pag wala nang pera?

claudia said...

Sometimes, even cool bands become uncool when they're in a label. They're commanded by the label to guest on talk shows and play silly games, etc.

Anonymous said...

Indie should stay indie forever! Napapansin ko kasi sa mga indie bands na na-major label nagiging korni, masa, ganun..I know Sara Bareilles! Yung love song para sa record label nya..

Anonymous said...

What do you think about acts like Arctic MOnkeys who grew famous from net file sharing and they were eventually signed by Domino Records?

chasecross said...

Para sa mga guests nyong musicians: Ano masasabi nyo sa pagcontrol ng labels sa creativity ng artists nila para gumawa lang mga kantang bebenta?
asteeg ng topic tonight!

kontra bulate said...

Tama bang sabihin na "UNDERGROUND" daw ang indie? Eh Yano? Indie ba? Eh, everybody's singing their songs!

0920-xxx9216 said...

Self-marketing transcends the beauty of i.p.r..Since indie-ism dives in a wave of entering the fear of being unaccepted by the ones you sing your song to, I guess self-marketing breaks the barrier eh..When you do self-marketing, it's without a doubt getting consolation from letting people hear your art, music, etc..As long as you're heard, and as long as your art is expressed, that's it.. Talk about copyright systems..

kontra bulate said...

Ba't ganon?! 1 hr lang ang Rock Ed Radio. Kung san may natututunan dun maigsi. ano ba yun.

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