Gone are the days of artists shopping demos to big record companies hoping for a big record deal. Now artists and music-mogul hopefuls can create their own indie record company and produce music and master recordings with the help of new software tools. They can produce music right out of their own home recording studio.
It's never been easier to create a home recording studio. With no more than software, an audio digital recorder, a microphone and a speaker, artists can create music that sounds like it was produced with the help of a professional music engineer. New software tools can also take an artist through the steps of recording the digital audio, engineering and creating a master recording ready for publishing.
There are also software tools available that can help with the business side of the music industry. Many software tools were created by professionals who used to hold powerful positions at major record labels.
These new software tools show artists how to distribute and promote music, and even manage the business of an indie record label. There are even tools to help artists determine if their record is a hit, something that used to require buildings full of expensive record executives to determine.
There are even templates and tools available for everything, from distributing music publishing royalties to contracts to signing artists. Now almost anyone can start their own record company or label. With a click of a mouse, artists have the power to take control of their own music.