“Do it yourself.” When said like a command, those three words sound pretty hostile. In practice, however, DIY is being embraced. From authors to soccer moms, people have taken to creating things on their own. Self-publishing has exploded as a way for writers to get work published without facing endless numbers of rejection letters. Homemade goods can be found everywhere, with sites like Etsy functioning as virtual craft fairs.
So what happens when you apply the DIY attitude to music? Well, you get artists like singer/songwriter Andrew Kavanagh, who just released his first album on iTunes and Bandcamp. Kavanagh wrote, recorded, produced, and is currently selling his 12-track, self-titled album without any help or outside input.