I like being independent because...
When I tell people I'm a recording artist, performer, musician, or singer/songwriter they ask me, "oh, are you looking to get signed?" I say no. Why, because it's a lot more fun and rewarding if you're independent. Here are the reasons why...
• I'm in charge of my own paycheck, I give myself a raise whenever I feel like it
• I hire my own team
• I get 100% of my sales
• I'm my own boss
• No executives dictate when I write or what I write about
• I perform when and where I want
• I'm not bound to anyone's contract
and most importantly,
• No one owns me
So, the answer is, no. I'm not looking to get signed. While I commend the mainstream artists for "making it big." I'm commited to independence. My definition of making it big is different than fame and fortune. I make it big, when I've touched people's hearts in a real way. When my music encourages the person who just went through a tough break-up. When I've inspired someone to live life according to their God-given purpose. When I can make a true living from my art through live performances, Merch Sales, touring, teaching, and licensing as an independent artist. Who says you need a record label for that? That's "making it big" for me. The music is just so much more real that way. Don't you think?