The music industry is a tough business to break into, especially for independent musicians. However, Chris Hocking, the founder of Indiy and Indiy Distro thinks things are looking up for the local music scene in Athens. As an experienced music industry expert with over 20 years of experience, Chris’s move to Athens could be a game-changer for the city’s independent musicians.
Athens has a rich cultural history, and its music scene has always been vibrant. There are many talented musicians, but they face many challenges in trying to succeed in the industry. As an independent musician, it’s not easy to get your music heard and build a fan base. There are so many other musicians out there, and it’s tough to stand out from the crowd.
It’s no secret that the Greek music industry has lagged behind its Western counterparts in terms of technology and infrastructure. However, things are moving in the right direction! With the help of innovative tools, platforms and ecosystems Greece are gaining access to the resources it needs to succeed. The future of music tech in Greece is looking bright, and it’s an exciting time to be a part of the local music scene!
Chris founded Indiy in 2020 to help independent musicians succeed in the music industry. Indiy is a platform that allows musicians to sell their services. It empowers independent musicians by giving them the tools they need to succeed. With over 50,000 independent musicians already using the platform, Indiy has already made a significant impact.
Chris’s move to Athens is a smart one. He sees a lot of untapped potential in the city’s music scene. “Athens is a city with a rich cultural history and a vibrant music scene,” Chris said. “There are so many talented musicians here, and I’m excited to be a part of helping them achieve their goals and bring their music to a wider audience.”
As a Digital Project Manager for Athens Music Week happening from May 29th to June 1st, 2023, Chris is already making a significant impact. Athens Music Week is an excellent opportunity for musicians and industry professionals to come together and learn from each other. Chris and his team are planning some exciting events, and the impact it will have on the music scene in Greece and the wider region will be significant.
But Chris’s contributions to the music industry in Athens do not end with Indiy and Athens Music Week. He is also an advisor to Mood, a music tech company with an amazing app that lets you see what is being played in nightlife venues in real-time. Mood’s app could be a game-changer for the music industry, not only in Athens but the world. It provides valuable information about what is popular in the city’s clubs and bars, allowing them to tailor their music to customers’ needs.
Indiy Distro, on the other hand, provides independent musicians, small labels and publishers with the tech they need to be in the digital world properly. “We take care of all the technical details, so musicians can focus on what they do best – creating great music,” Chris said.
“We have been lucky enough to work with some really cool labels like Urbano Vibe Music Group, Mental Sect and Neverain Records. In our endeavours, we have been able to bring listeners songs from MC Yinka, Fundracar and the next big artist from Greece SPYR
Indiy, Indiy Distro, and Mood could all play a significant role in the future success of Greeces music industry. It’s an exciting time for music in Greece, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.