Sparking Collaborations Among Indie Musicians


Welcome To The Indie Collaborative!

We succeed most and our music flourishes best through a collaborative effort. That often means writing/ producing/ performing together, sharing information, attending each others' concerts, turning to each other for business, marketing, and artistic advice, and supporting one another. Our goal is to provide a meaningful and fun networking experience. Each hour will include time for "informal chatting," as well as an opportunity for attendees to formally address the group about who they are, what they do, and what needs they may have.

If you’re an INDIE musician or music industry professional, please JOIN US today and be a part of our mission! Please also join our private Facebook group and follow our twitter pages (social media links are at the bottom of most pages). You must be a member before you can join the Facebook Group. There is NO cost to become a member of the Indie Collaborative, so please join today!

Eileen Sherman and Grant Maloy Smith
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Eileen Sherman and Grant Maloy Smith, co-founders
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Next Events
2020-JAN-25 - Hollywood
2020-APR-22 - New York City

Who Are We and What Do We Do?

This article from the Huffington Post explains it all - please check it out!
Click here to read the article on the Huffington Post website
Or click here to read it on this website, on our Press page.

Official Indie Collaborative Artist Emblem

Here are two graphics you can add to your concert posters, album covers, liner notes, and even your websites. You must have joined the Indie Collaborative using the link on this site to use these graphics. Please wear your IC membership with pride and help spread the word.
Version 1: Transparent PNG, suitable to white or light backgrounds
Version 2: Transparent PNG, suitable to black or dark backgrounds

Traveling with Musical Instruments

A vitally important issue with many indie music professionals is traveling by air with their precious musical instruments. We suggest that you print these documents and carry them with you when traveling by air - especially the final ruling. Not all airlines gate people are aware of these new rules! (PDF files will open in a new window or tab)
  • FINAL RULING on air travel with musical instruments - simple version PDF file
  • FINAL RULING on air travel with musical instruments - detailed version PDF file
  • FAQ about the final ruling - PDF file
  • DOT tip sheet for musicians - PDF file
  • And here’s a link to the official US Government website where you can access whatever you like:
Make a Donation!
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Note - Indie Collaborative events are in no way associated with the Recording Academy or The Grammys®
We do not have events when Grammy voting is going on
We do not allow FYC posts or commercial posts in our Facebook group
There is no requirement to be a member of NARAS or LARAS in order to join the Indie Collaborative
Are you an artist on this page? If you need us to correct or update your profile, please use the Contact form to let us know what you need changed.

Are you a member of the Indie Collaborative who would like us to add your profile to this page? Please use the Official Profile form to get your profile added.
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