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IMD Mission: To help you achieve success in the Music Industry. IMD was formed for you, the Independent artist. Weather your goal is to remain independent, or if you're in the market for a record deal, there are many tools available to you on this URL that will help you reach your maximum potential, whatever path you choose. Doing all the right things in the Music Business is how you build success, exposing it to the right people in the industry is how Independent Music becomes professional.  This is our mission. IMD only works with artists who act professionally. IMD has the right to deny it's services to any artist who acts rude, asinine, condescending or unprofessional.

 

So what is success in the Music Industry? While there are no guarantees in any profession you pursue there are a number of factors to consider when presenting your music to those in the industry that can make your dreams become a reality. If done properly the end result can truly change your life, or at least help you to quit a day job. Some factors to consider are; a great attitude, a good marketable sound & image, good writing and playing abilities, an industry standard production, legal "camp" or representation, & above all a solid  presentation all your musical achievements. Positive exposure of all this to the right people is where things can get interesting. These people have the resources necessary to take your independent operation to the next level.

 

Having what it takes The biggest mistake Iíve seen bands make over the years is sitting around, waiting for a record label to show up, and offer them a record deal, or make them millionaires. How about for now we put aside the Limousines, the Hot tub parties, & Playboy Mansion Invitations, and set a much more realistic goal for yourself - achieving success as an independent artist first. Iím here to tell you before you sell out a Stadium, you must first sell out the local club. Before you mount a Gold Record on the wall, you must first sell thousands of CDís from the trunk of your car. Before you conquer the world, you must first conquer a certain city or locale. If you're not willing to do any of the above, then this line of work is not for you. Many new bands and artists out there severely underestimate the amount of work it takes just to quit their day job. If your band does not gross a million dollars in the first year, does that equate to failure?  Absolutely not. Setting realistic ďmilestonesĒ or goals in anything you do is a stepping-stone to success. Being a popular artist or band has it's way of being contagious especially via word of mouth. If your doing everything right, typically all the questions answer themselves over time. In any business venture you can even expect a certain degree of failure along the way. But if you stick with it, donít give up, remain sharp, consistent, and even get a little lucky - it can be the wildest ride youíll ever experience.    

 

 

 

Disclaimer IMD only works with artists who act professionally and has the right to deny it's  services to any artist. Purchasing music reviews at IMD does not guarantee a positive review. Music reviews may be deleted upon request but no refund shall be issued for these reviews. CD's and other media will not be returned to their place of origin. IMD accepts both physical CD's and links. All reviews will be written, approved and posted within 4-6 weeks of payment. IMD has an ongoing partnership with many different PR firms, companies and websites, however IMD is not responsible if one of these sites that features your review goes offline due to a security breach, hacking or goes out of business. The artists have a responsibility to copy the content of all their reviews in a timely manner to be used in their own promotional media tools apart from the site links.

 

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"Music is not a dress rehearsal, it's your life - through music."

 

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