EPISODE 3.10: Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy talks opportunities and challenges for independent artists

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Season 3

“There comes a moment when you have to shake hands with Spotify just to get your name out there, I think. If I am ever in the position to be able to take myself off Spotify, I will certainly do that.” – Bill Laurance

Award-winning pianist and producer Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy sat down with us during the Aftersun tour and shared his opinion on being an artist in this day and age. Bill elaborated on how musicians can use the way the music industry is developing to their advantage, opportunities and threats of being an independent artist compared to going major, why he has not considered crowdfunding for any of his releases, and the ceremony of listening to vinyl. Enjoy this very insightful interview. We surely did!