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9/8-9/13 Indy Artists step your game up

Posted by novoscene on September 8, 2008

Probably more than any other time in history it’s a great time to be an independent artist, as long as you know how to hustle.  From music to publishing to fashion and film making, if you’re on your game it’s possible to take control out of the hands of the big companies and put your career squarely on your own creative shoulders.

But just because it’s possible doesn’t mean it’s easy.  Unless you understand your industry and the resources available, having access to digital distribution, online marketing and indie labels doesn’t really mean much.  And that’s the reasoning behind Independent Artist’s Week, taking place this week in San Francisco.  Throughout the week. workshops and showcases will be going down throughout the city, kicking off tonight at MoAd with the panel discussion “Getting Down to Business:  The State of Independent Arts.”

The talk will feature legendary Public Enemy front man Chuck D, Hard Knock Radio’s Davey D.  journalist Eric K. Arnold and representatives from the Hip Hop Dance Fest, Current TV, Guerrilla Management and INGrooves.  Each panelist will give an insider’s view on the various components affecting the indie music industry including album sales, downloads, concert sales, crossing over into other art mediums.

Other events include Tuesday’s music showcase over at Polenge Lounge, Thursday’s Bring Your Own Art artist marketplace and Saturday’s Music ‘n Film Conference.  Indy Artists week: Kicking the lazy, irresponsible artist cliche squarely in the ass since 2008.  Check out the Infin8 Sync website for the full schedule and event details.-Kwan

Getting Down to Business: The State of Independent Arts
Sept. 8
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission St. San Francisco

Independent Artist’s Week
Sept. 8-13
Various locations and times throughout San Fransico


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