Careers in Culture – Careers in Music and Sound Recording

> The indie CD

The independent label is an alternative to the large, non-Canadian commercial record companies – the “majors”. Artists can try to either get on with an indie label or start their own label and sell their CDs or DVDs themselves at performances and on the Internet. People who participate in the development of an indie CD or DVD include:

  • Artist manager
  • Booking agent
  • CD/DVD manufacturer
  • Distributor
  • Graphic designer
  • Independent promotion representative
  • Mastering/Duplication engineer
  • Music producer
  • Music publisher
  • Music studio owner
  • Performer
  • Promoter
  • Publicity agent
  • Record label manager
  • Record label owner
  • Songwriter
  • Tracking representative