That idea got me thinking about our digital-age of music...Is the target audience of physical albums really the musicians that create them and perhaps other musicians that can appreciate what goes into such a project?
While I do think there is still a viable place for physical CDs in our current indie music industry (mainly to sell at live shows so fans can support their indie heroes with a memento of their live concert experience), as a musician I can attest that a physical album is definitely a badge of dedication to the art musicians produce. It’s a symbol to proudly show that you are serious about your craft. You want others to share in your enthusiasm, and of course you want folks to also buy and enjoy the music you labored over as validation for the journey you’ve embarked upon. However, the effort is perhaps most appreciated by none other than the creator of the art, and/or those fellow musicians who understand that feeling. This common badge that indies proudly display is part of how indie musicians build camaraderie in our music community.
By: Nick Venturella