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Creating music is certainly an exciting process. For some musicians, however, putting it out in the form of an album can be daunting.

Production, PR, distribution, social media, TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, publicists, bloggers…many indie artists get overwhelmed and struggle to achieve the results they were hoping to achieve with their indie album.

If you have been having difficulties releasing your record, or are an indie artist about to release your album, you’re going to really benefit from this episode of the Jazz Spotlight Podcast.

Today, we’re joined by Nashville-based award-winning singer-songwriter and blogger Shantell Ogden, who shares her story, talks about her upcoming record Ghosts in the Field and discusses a blueprint for releasing an album as an independent artist: the Indie Album Release Roadmap.

Today, We Talk About:

  • Shantell’s upcoming album Ghosts in the Field
  • The first thing to think about, when planning to release an indie album
  • How to distribute your money between the recording and promotion processes
  • The PR aspect of releasing a record (and Shantell’s advice for Do-It-Yourself PR)
  • A big PR mistake Shantell made and that she sees many indie artists make today
  • What to think about, once you have released your record
  • And More!




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