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10 Great Tips to Help You Fail as an Independent Artist

Article by Scott James of  The Independent Rockstar Blog originally posted inEchoes on 10/14/10.

 width=We’ve all seen and read posts and eBooks about how to “˜succeed’ as independent and to be honest, I’ve even written a few.   But what about those of us who are bent on failure?   Those of us who would like to know how to shoot ourselves in the foot as efficiently and painfully as possible? Those of us who would like to be more unsuccessful and confused?  Well this post is for you!

Some of these things I’ve done myself, and I can assure you ““ they work amazingly well!   Others I’ve merely watched in admiration as true masters of blunder and confusion have performed their magic before my very eyes.

So here it is, my guide to failure for the independent artist:

1. Steal Your Own Thunder
Got a new CD in the works?  Awesome!  Make sure you release every version of every demo and every mix you record during the process on Facebook, Reverbnation, Myspace and anywhere else you can find.   Try to confuse your fans so that they’re not really sure if you have a CD out yet or not.   Don’t set a release date well in advance or plan your promotion to build anticipation.   Try to make you (read the whole story here)