I believe that the up and coming cats have a good shot to make a presence in the industry. This due to the digital highway. The resources are there well sorta. When the up and comers see those slick web sights and videos , they get inspired. Then you do whatever you can to match it….. sorta.
Indie has been commercialized to the up most. Those pages you see are bought and paid for with heavy pockets. Those videos are produced with the best talent and software money can buy. It’s smoke and mirrors. It’s for most working stiffs a never ending carrot on a stick paradigm. You will have to find investors and such just so you don’t miss your bills. Just dropping in a little reality. I wouldn’t discourage anyone from doing what they can. However the point is for one to really evaluate the landscape. Those grunge cats faking the blue collar artist role are just that, fakes. Stone washed jeans with holes on the knee are rolling with a 100.00$ price tag from niche stores. The cats in them have about as much indie in them as the desert has fish.