IDC - Independent Distribution Collective

Artist, Label, or General Business Consultation

With the modern ability to successfully create and sell content as an independent label or artist, many need help when it comes to planning and building their business or career. There are more opportunities to connect directly with fans available to independents than ever before, and as such it is difficult to autonomously create and implement the best strategies to reach these fans and grow into a successful independent business.

IDC President and Founder Steffen Franz is a longtime Artist Manager who also teaches music business and basic business building for up-and-coming artists and labels. Together with additional music industry professionals on the IDC Team, we offer a la carte management and consultation services to help you learn and understand as many aspects about the independent music industry as possible.

Clients fill out a simple questionnaire that details all aspects of their career, including established goals and plans for the future. Once completed, this questionnaire will allow IDC management consultants to better understand the label or artist's current status and how best to get their career on track. This service includes phone consultations or in-person meetings if the artist can reach San Francisco. Tangible assets will be provided, including marketing plans and strategies, contact lists, and various important forms and documents relating to career planning and business structures.

To discuss hourly rates based on the needs of your project, please call (415) 292-7007.

Featured Artists

Pete Kronowitt

The hunger Americans feel for change is palpable, and San Francisco-based Pete Kronowitt voices this urgency adeptly in his newest album "A Lone Voice." The emotive songs fuse acoustic pop and indie-folk, while evoking an era when music was made to battle injustice. The album masterfully explores themes ranging from socio-political struggles to musings on the human condition. [MORE]