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About Us

We're on a mission to help 1,000,000 Indies succeed.

Because music belongs to listeners and creators. Because this is our industry to change. Because the next generation of creatives deserves more than a 'fallback'.

Who is Indepreneur?

Indepreneur is the fastest growing online community for independent musicians looking to build a business with their music career. It's a resource and a network you can use to learn how to market your music, connect with other creatives, and get the right strategies to build and monetize your fan base. With thousands of students, graduates, and clients in every genre imaginable, we've become one of the world's most trusted voices sharing the best of what works in music marketing.

What We Believe

What We Do

We make music industry success possible for musicians of every level, regardless of resources or connections. If you're a musician, manager, label marketer, or music entrepreneur, we can show you how to build and monetize a fan base reliably and effectively. Most importantly, we only recommend what works by validating our strategies across dozens of artists and genres then breaking them down into step-by-step instructions anyone can follow.

Our "Why"

The best option musicians are presented with is signing a deal with companies that have exploited creative people and mishandled the music industry. We believe that independent musicians can take this industry from the dark ages to the 21st century. We believe in a better future for young creatives. We believe that - together - we can re-imagine this industry and reward passion and originality.

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The latest marketing ideologies, tailored to Indies

This guy (Circa) is the real deal. Truly a marketing genius, and unbelievably helpful. I took his online marketing course for indie musicians and it was the most empowering and enlightening tool I’ve ever found with regards to growing my fanbase. He literally SHOWS you how to do it, while clearly explaining in detail why he believes what he believes. It’s the latest marketing ideologies, tailored to indie bands. Circa tells us how to overcome the self-defeating narrative we musicians have been fed our whole lives. This course has given me a lifelong skill that I know will change my life.

Alex Kessler Indie Artist
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Worth It's Weight In Gold Records

As an independent musician I can tell you that trying to figure out how to promote your music is a very real challenge. Most musicians I know have a tendency to neglect the "business" part of "show business". Indepreneur outlines specific tactics and walks the artist through the process step by step. It's all very logical and very well laid out. The courses are priced at a fraction of their actual value. Additionally, being part of the Facebook group is worth it's weight in gold records. This community of indie artists helping one another with honest opinions, sharing wisdom, and answering one another's questions - all with the folks at Indepreneur moderating and giving their guidance.

Joni Lambert Singer/Performer
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Indepreneur is the most credible, encouraging and motivating learning experience I've had in music and I'm so glad to have found it.

I deal with issues of confidence which affect me and probably a lot of people here. But I have to say Indepreneur is the most credible, encouraging and motivating learning experience I've had in music and I'm so glad to have found it.

Norman Lamont Singer/Songwriter
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This course and this group basically changed my life.

Don’t even think twice- this course and this group basically changed my life.

Carole Facal Songwriter for Caracol/CEO Lady Music Publishing
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It could be the thing that makes your music career a ‘real’ career.

This information is life-changing. It could be the thing that makes your music career a ‘real’ career.

Nadia Howell Songwriter for Nadia Steel
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This knowledge and the community surrounding it is a STEAL for the price

Being a veteran of the digital marketing space and spending an obscene amount of money on education and coaching over the years, I can confidently tell you that the information in this course is worth WAY more than what they charge. I've actually confronted him about it! I found this community because I was hoping that someone could translate the methods taught to the business world by Digital Marketer - to the music industry, and it's crazy how well they've done it. This knowledge and the community surrounding it is a STEAL for the price, and frankly, is the ONLY way the business of music should be done

Joe Kalis Co-Founder/Owner at Small Biz Matters
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This is the stuff labels and music execs don’t want us Indies to see!

The content Kyle give is grade A as long as you apply it and stay active you will see results. This is the stuff labels and music execs don’t want us Indies to see, so to pay for the knowledge of record companies plus get a consultation with Kyle you can’t lose! ???

Chris Mateo CEO
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Thanks to Kyle, a few days ago, the album debuted at #19 on the iTunes pop chart!

Props to Kyle. About a year & a half ago, Meghan Linsey & I began independently producing her new record. All we had were songs & a message. We had limited financial resources, and we had no idea how we were going to pull off an impactful release with our small team. We busted our asses getting an infrastructure in place to engage fans and nurture those relationships much thanks to Kyle. A few days ago, the album debuted at #19 on the iTunes pop chart along with some pretty damn good company, and we've been fulfilling merch orders all day. Just wanted to write this as a testament to the fact that there is no substitute for the grind, and there is no substitute for a real plan. Thanks Kyle! Good luck to everyone too! ??

Tyler Cain Producer / Artist
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I feel like my music career has a whole new light and it really showed me that it is possible to operate your own marketing campaign right from your home. No labels involved!

I would recommend the Fan Finder Course to anyone who is looking to drive traffic and learn how to market cost-effectively. I have learned so much valuable information and have been taught how to use so many new tools that I didn't even know existed! They were right there at my disposal, but honestly, I wouldn't have been able to figure out how to navigate through it all if it weren't for the daily lessons over the duration of the 12-day course. If I could rate Indepreneur 10 stars I would. I have formed a great business relationship with the team and I'm excited about the future. I feel like my music career has a whole new light and it really showed me that it is possible to operate your own marketing campaign right from your home. No labels involved! I can go on all day about how great the course is but it still wouldn't be enough...don't keep your career on the back burner any longer. Take the wheel and put forth the necessary drive to start and finish the fan finder course! It moves at a great pace for you to absorb all the information in a way that isn't overwhelming. You'll walk away ready to be the best Indie possible!

James Norman Independent Artist
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His ambition is to help create 1 million independent musicians whilst he is on the planet, and I not only hope he achieves this goal, but I'm 100% certain that he will.

If you are an independent artist or even an artist who is seeking a recording deal within the industry, you NEED to get it touch with these guys! Not only will you come to realize the true benefits of staying independent, but by joining the Fan Finder Master Course, they can teach you how to market yourself properly, and reach the right audience for your music, building lifelong relationships along the way. I first discovered Indepreneur after taking the "AudioTrip 2", an album released by Nino Bless in late 2016. The album was given directly to the fans using email marketing, as a 12-day interactive experience, which to me, was innovative and revolutionary. Circa, who runs Indepreneur alongside Mario, and also a very talented musician himself, was the man behind the marketing strategy of the project. He knows his s**t, and the "AudioTrip 2" project is the perfect case study to display this. Not only is he very knowledgeable, but he's also a great guy, offering motivation, help, and guidance along every step of the way. His ambition is to help create 1 million independent musicians whilst he is on the planet, and I not only hope he achieves this goal, but I'm 100% certain that he will. So if you have talent and music is your passion, but you feel lost and hopeless with no idea how to promote yourself, reach out TODAY, and be ready to be inspired! It will blow your mind and above all, change your life!!

James Cox Label Owner / Rapper
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F**K THE GATE KEEPERS! ?

Just wanted to say, I’ve been in the group for a while now and I still get mega excited when I see someone post. The ideas, the questions, the answers, the success stories, it’s all so inspiring and for that I thank you all!

F**K THE GATE KEEPERS! ?

Stan Hill Band Member of Bud Sugar
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As an Indie artist, it can be a real challenge to get music to your fans, but Indepreneur has developed an amazing system to make that happen.

I've had such a great experience working with Kyle and Indepreneur!! More and more people are experiencing my music, and it's all thanks to this great company and the content they offer!!! As an Indie artist, it can be a real challenge to get music to your fans, but Indepreneur has developed an amazing system to make that happen. Highly recommend!!! Kyle is the mannnnn!

Jonah McLean Electronic Artist DUX
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We've been getting people from all over the world asking to come play!

We've gotten so much positive feedback (especially through Manychat) about our music. We've been getting people from all over the world asking to come play!

Canaan Frederick Independent Artist
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I am getting messages from people wanting me to come play shows in their area!

I am getting messages from people wanting me to come play shows in their area, had 50 opt-ins to my launch in 2 days, and I haven't even advertised that towards my 75% VV yet, just shared it to my page.

Joel Monroe Independent Artist
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Just got my first 100k views with this method today!

Just got my first 100k views with this method today.

Persia-Michael Greene Milano Independent Artist
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My budget wasn't big but within 48hrs my video was shown all across the globe to thousands of people!

The interweb blows my mind. My budget wasn't big but within 48hrs my video was shown all across the globe to thousands of people. It racked up an impressive 21k in views and was shared about 250 times. Not to mention I talked to some pretty awesome people. All thanks to my music, this company and FB ads. I even turned a few haters into fans. It was lit af!

Tom Stewart Vocalist
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I was able to bring my opt-ins on Manychat down to around $0.50 a lead!

I was able to bring my opt-ins on Manychat down to around $0.50 a lead! I use a lead magnet which was the studio version of the song which features in my main video.

I then opted the lead into a sequence asking if they wanted to receive my upcoming album launch by email or by messenger. 99% of my eventual opt-ins chose messenger!

The crazy thing is my demographic is from 40-60 years old.
You would think they were email people. No, they want messenger. Who would have guessed?

Open rates are running at 80% on Manychat! I go to sales funnel in the next few weeks fingers crossed!

Kevin Nolan Independent Artist
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A big thanks to Indepreneur and Kyle Lemaire for the course which is the best investment we've made in our marketing development!!!

We've launched an opt-in campaign with Manychat 5 days ago. This is our 1st FB ad campaign and now we understand what the Buddy system really means.

The past few days we've had a lot of messages in our Manychat sequences. Some people comment on every song we send one day at a time and after 1 or 2 days are asking where they can buy the new album!!!

A big thanks to Indepreneur and Kyle Lemaire for the course which is the best investment we've made in our marketing development!!!

Christophe Danetz
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Before signing up for Indepreneur and taking the fan finder course, practically no-one heard my music.

Before signing up for Indepreneur and taking the fan finder course, practically no-one heard my music.

My first video was just a lyric video - but it's a great way to get my name out there to begin to create a following as I continue to develop more engaging content. I've had 12K views, 308 reactions, and 202 shares so far! This is exciting, and I can't wait to figure out more. I'm so glad I found you guys! Kyle Lemaire, Mario Manzi

Jason Dowty Independent Artist
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If you're serious about making a living through your music, go for it!

If you're serious about making a living through your music, go for it! Even if you're not ready yet. Doing it this way eliminates any excuses. You spent the money, now you have to do it!

Tim Mazur Independent Artist
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Master Course is a must buy! It's a no-brainer if you want your music heard and a chance to sell it.

Master Course is a must buy! It's a no-brainer if you want your music heard and a chance to sell it. There aren't many ways for us to make money like real superstars.

Frank White Independent Artist
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I didn't know what to expect when I signed up but if you've got solid content it's 1000% worth it!

I didn't know what to expect when I signed up for all of this, but if you've got solid content it's 1000% worth it. Completely blown away by the results.

Pat Walsh Independent Artist
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1 Week: 1,000 new FB Likes! This stuff works!

1 Week: 1,000 new FB Likes! This stuff works! Keep going ???

Ed Isola Lead Singer, The 502s
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My monthly listener base is now about 6 times larger than it was half a year ago on Spotify, and I’m seeing a very positive increase in Apple Music revenue too!

Very grateful for the mileage I’m getting from the “Fan Finder” concept!
My video has gotten 20.5k views in less than 3 weeks!
The video budget was $0 ?
Total advertising budget so far is the equivalent of about 3 takeaway coffees ?

As some of you know, I set out to get cold audiences interested in my music, with the goal of building streaming numbers. My monthly listener base is now about 6 times larger than it was half a year ago on Spotify, and I’m seeing a very positive increase in Apple Music revenue too!

Andy Salvanos Independent Artist
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I've gotten to the point where fans are messaging me pretty much every day and traction is moving to other platforms!

I launched my first video and it's now at 60K views, almost 2K likes, 460 shares and a crap ton of comments I've gotten to the point where fans are messaging me pretty much every day and traction is moving to other platforms, specifically YouTube. I've also added a little over 350 new fans to the page too ? Stoked to move into the coming weeks and closer to launch the full project!!

A.J Crew Independent Artist
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The Master-Course is the best thing that ever happened to me!

The Master-Course is the best thing that ever happened to me. Our first video campaign did over 160k views, 2.5k post reactions, 300 comments, and 1600 shares. While adding 1k Fans!

Larry J Houston Promotions Director at Trax Records
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Easily beats over $500+ worth of courses I've seen!

Going through the Fan Finder Mastercourse - I was very impressed with the amount of value being shared. Easily beats over $500+ worth of courses I've seen!

Michael Walker Keyboardist at Paradise Fears

Kyle "Circa" Lemaire
The Present (INDIEPRO)

Kyle is an independent soul/blues singer and songwriter and marketing nerd. With over a decade of experience hacking together solutions for small- and medium-business, Kyle has led the charge in discovering and refining marketing solutions for independent musicians. As Founder & CEO of Indepreneur, Kyle assists a new generation of independent artists in the "Page 1 Rewrite" of music industry marketing strategies.

Corrin Campbell
The Present (INDIEFOUNDER)

Corrin is a 10-year music industry and marketing veteran (literally). In service as Marketing Coordinator, Corrin was instrumental in forming a partnership between the U.S. Army and the Vans Warped Tour. Whether serving on tours of duty overseas or tour legs, Corrin has brought unique, inimitable marketing prowess to the field of DIY musicianship. As Co-Founder of Indepreneur, Corrin seeks to shift power in the industry back to Indies.

Jack McCarthy
The Present (IndieX)

Coming from humble roots working with independent artists in the Philadelphia music scene, Jack has toured around the country as a guitar-tech-turned-touring guitarist. Jack also has a decade worth of experience bringing results-driven marketing and caffeine-feuled creativity to small businesses. Now, as our IndieX Agency Lead, Jack lends that experience to discovering and implementing new strategies for our clients and students.

Ed Isola
The Engine

Ed serves as Account Manager and Ed-of-all-trades for IndieX agency artists, but he's ALSO the Lead Singer of Florida folk band, the 502s. The 502s made waves in 2017 when they released their debut album, "Because We Had To", using our Ultimate Album Launch method. Thousands of fans, hundreds of albums sold, and 1 European tour later, the 502s are ready to release their follow up and build on the massive success of their debut!

Graci Phillips
The Source, The Heart

Whether an Indie needs help in our private community or support for our member area, Graci ensures that every Indie has helped. As an independent musician herself, Graci first came to Indepreneur as a student of the IndieFounder coaching program. Leading the charge in developing Indepreneur's community-based initiatives, Graci brings a fresh perspective and dedication to ensuring that every Indie gets the help they need.

Jesse Gillenwalters
The Coach, The Future

Long-time Indepreneur student and community member turned team member; Jesse serves as a dedicated instructor for our IndieFounder Coaching program. As "The Future", Jesse is also responsible for testing new strategies at the front lines for the Indepreneur knowledge base. Originally from Binghamton, NY, Jesse moved to Nashville in 2015 to spread his unique style of synthpop (see: "gloitchpop").

Andrew Ficker (The Dropout)
The Dev

Ed serves as Account Manager and Ed-of-all-trades for IndieX agency artists, but he's ALSO the Lead Singer of Florida folk band, the 502s. The 502s made waves in 2017 when they released their debut album, "Because We Had To", using our Ultimate Album Launch method. Thousands of fans, hundreds of albums sold, and 1 European tour later, the 502s are ready to release their follow up and build on the massive success of their debut!

CJ Febles (Via CJ)
The Source, The Heart

Whether an Indie needs help in our private community or support for our member area, Graci ensures that every Indie has helped. As an independent musician herself, Graci first came to Indepreneur as a student of the IndieFounder coaching program. Leading the charge in developing Indepreneur's community-based initiatives, Graci brings a fresh perspective and dedication to ensuring that every Indie gets the help they need.

Jesse Gillenwalters
The Coach, The Future

Long-time Indepreneur student and community member turned team member; Jesse serves as a dedicated instructor for our IndieFounder Coaching program. As "The Future", Jesse is also responsible for testing new strategies at the front lines for the Indepreneur knowledge base. Originally from Binghamton, NY, Jesse moved to Nashville in 2015 to spread his unique style of synthpop (see: "gloitchpop").