On one side we have the queen DIY musician, Amanda Palmer. Ready to pounce from the other side, we have Taylor Swift, a global music superstar.
Who has a better career? Taylor has unequivocally achieved more album sales, ticket sales, merchandise, etc.
But who is happier? Who has a nicer life?
To some artists, the idea of selling your own music, booking your own tour and doing your own publicity sounds like a headache. To others, getting up at 4am for radio interviews and working with a committee of writers/producers/label reps to produce music sounds like pure torture.
In this article I’m going to break down the positives and negatives of both a DIY music career or a career as a mainstream artist. Continue Reading