Greetings, fellow music enthusiasts! I’m Ray Kisum, and I’m thrilled to welcome you to my corner of the digital universe – a space pulsating with the vibrant energy of independent music.

Who is Ray Kisum?

Well, I’m a lifelong devotee to the enchanting world of music. My music story began in the hallowed halls of Franjo Kuhač elementary music school in Osijek, Croatia. There, I spent five years immersed in the world of classical music and playing the accordion. Those early years laid the foundation of my musical knowledge that will lead me to my future love, playing keyboards and creating my own music.

Fast forward to today, and I find myself with over 14 years of experience playing keyboards in various bands, writing songs and producing music as an independent musician. In that time I also got a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia.

The Blog

Music, for me, is more than a sequence of notes. It’s an exploration of emotions, a conduit for self-expression, and a universal language that transcends boundaries. It’s this profound connection with music that led me to embark on the journey of creating this blog.

Here, I aim to share everything I have learned over the years about being an independent musician. Articles will cover topics like writing songs, mixing and mastering in the home studio, marketing your music, and even some stories from my music journey.

Why Independent Music Matters

In a world dominated by mainstream trends, independent music stands as a beacon of authenticity and creativity. It’s about breaking free from the confines of industry norms and creating art that speaks from the heart.

As an independent musician myself, I’ve experienced the highs and lows of this journey. The exhilaration of creating something from nothing. The struggle to be heard in a crowded digital space, and the joy of connecting with an audience that resonates with your sound.

Join the Melodic Voyage

Whether you’re a seasoned artist seeking new perspectives or a budding musician eager to embark on this melodic voyage, I invite you to join me on this rhythmic adventure. Let’s explore the boundless possibilities of music together—where creativity knows no limits, and the independent spirit thrives.

Thank you for being a part of this musical odyssey. Here’s to the past year and the harmonious chapters yet to be written. May your melodies be ever vibrant, and your rhythm resonate with the heartbeat of your passion.

Kind regards, Ray Kisum