• Frank Iva

Six Truths Every DIY Artist Needs to Hear

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

Frank Iva playing Nord Keyboards at the Rock Church
Frank Iva on Keys at Rock Church

These days more and more artists are embarking on self-releasing their music and I am one of those artists. I have been a musician for over 20 years. I have directed multiple choirs and worship teams, taught music/piano, worked as a session musician, worked as a producer and record engineer, played with multiple bands from jazz to Christian contemporary to Top 40… I have played it all. But the one thing I had never ventured into until lately was recording and releasing my own music. (Actually, that’s a lie, in 2008, I recorded and released a dance track on YouTube called Number Moja, in support of the Obama campaign- Don’t google it; I’ve since taken it down.)

Anyway, 11 months ago I launched Frank Iva Music to record and self-release my music as well as help other artists release their music. I am a practicing DIY artist, this blog-post is dedicated to sharing about my journey in the hope that a few aspiring as well as established DIY artists, will be inspired. If you frequently ask the questions:

  • How do I self-release my music on a limited budget?

  • Is it actually possible to be a DIY artist?

  • What if I don’t have any spare cash… is it possible?

Then read on!