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Yourownmusic Presents the Top 12 Indie Artists of 2023

Jake Shaw & his company Yourownmusic have put together a list of some independent artists you need to have on your radar. Here are a few artists you should have on your radar going into 2024.

“Allen Witcher”

Known in the entertainment industry as Leo (Leo the Rapper); a name inspired by the legendary Leonardo Da Vinci, which reflects his remarkable versatility in the world of art. Leo is undoubtedly one of the most promising Artist/Director combinations emerging from Kentucky, a state with a rich artistic heritage that includes luminaries like Jack Harlow, Bryson Tiller, Marzz, and Vory. Follow him here 


In the heart of the Southwest, a rising star is on the horizon, and his name is Dremon. Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dremon is making waves in the music industry with his unique style and dedication to crafting memorable tunes. With music produced by Bangladesh, Fontainn of Podium Muzik, Johnny Gusto, Dj Sherry and counting Dremon can fit into any playlist without feeling out of place. The versatility of his music solidifies his position shifting in the industry. His new single #Shiftin Produced by Fontainn (Podium Muzik) has already gaining momentum breaking radio, 2k24 & editorial placements on Spotify.

“MoneyPrinter G”

A Rising rap artist out of Brockton Massachusetts is making waves in the hip-hop community.

MoneyPrinter’s career has exploded this past year. He has released several successful singles and is promoting his upcoming debut EP currently. Lately performing for shows in Chicago, Virginia and Boston; MoneyPrinter G is known for his energetic live performances and his catchy, relatable lyrics.

“Prodi Reign”

The Artist/Producer/Audio Engineer who began expanding his career at a very young age. Prodi Reign is a multi talented self proclaimed visionary who has made his presence evident by setting a major quality standard with self produced & engineered music alongside visuals that are unmatched in creativity. All the while charting #9 on the Global Digital Radio Charts and running his own recording studio Prodigious Recordings, visionary work ethic becomes evident. Prodi Reign is definitely pushing boundaries as an artist, delivering a bouncy rap style alongside deeper messages as well as elements of rock/pop-punk. With his new single “Moonwalk” breaking Sirius XM Shade 45 & his upcoming EP Blank Stare about to hit airwaves this rapper/rockstar believes he fosters a unique gift fit to be musically a leader of the new generation. Check him out here 


Is an I Heart Radio indie singer/songwriter in Orlando, Florida, USA. He broke onto the international music scene as a male vocalist on Star Search ‘89 with Ed McMahon. The original version of his song One Love One World was a featured download for over 10 years on the United Nations, UNESCO project New Songs For Peace. Craymo has won or been a finalist in several international song and video competitions. He has licensed many of his songs in indie films and TV shows and was an opening act for Smashmouth.


The three piece feel-good pop/rock band from a small town in Alberta Canada. Coming off the heels of releasing their first LP in summer of 2022, and garnering 750,000 streams on that release alone, they have a follow up sophomore recording releasing October 27th 2023 called Stuck in Your Head. It’s a crazy catchy, upbeat collection of mental health themed songs. Justin, the lead singer and songwriter pulled elements and themes from his own mental health struggles into these songs. Their new single: Sitcom is a banger you do not want to miss if you’ve felt bored or stuck watching too much TV. This band is family. The lead singer is married to the drummer Chelsey, all the while juggling parenthood. They have become the “fun music for fun people '' band to take notice of, and they are just getting warmed up. Follow them here


Chicago rapper CantBuyDeem, born Glenn Beamon Jr., emerged from the challenging environment of Englewood on Chicago's south side. Despite the adversities, he engaged in both typical childhood activities and sought entrepreneurial opportunities to earn money. Amidst the prevalent violence and drug issues in his neighborhood, Deem remains devoted to Chicago, aiming to shift the narrative that “money can buy you everything.

“King Moore”

Was clearly born with a big stage presence. Inspired by YouTube videos he’d watch at age 3, Moore asked his dad if he could perform, too. And when the two years was up that his dad told him he had to wait, King wasted no time. At the age of 5, he reminded his parents, “I'm ready to start performing!" It would take just another two years after he began singing and rapping to release his first single “Big Dreams,” on his 7th birthday. 

Letting his musical DNA shine through, King captivates with his catchy riffs, smooth dance moves and unique sense of style. Soon after "Big Dreams, he released his second single, “Pen Game,” streaming on all platforms. His musical influences include Michael Jackson, Rhianna, Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown, Drake, Lil Baby, and Rod Wave.


Is a (Austin, Texas) based producer and vocalist specializing in various genres including pop, Trap, hip hop and several variations of Electronic Dance Music including Dubstep, House and melodic Bass.

In 2023 Raddix was inducted into the Grammys/ Recording Academy as part of the new member class. Raddix Impressively became a Grammys member before the age of 30, cementing his legacy in the music and entertainment industry.

“Javon Everett”

Professionally known as Visionz2turnt (V2T) is a rapper and Actor who pins down the industry with content all listeners can resonate with. Born in Washington, D.C, the young rapper never backs down and continues to work hard to his end goal. His music is about real life events and shows all sides of the struggle and pain we go through on a daily basis. The latest song “Mental War '' is about battling with one’s mental health in the beginning of the song and overcoming it in the end realizing we are all at war with ourselves and who we want to become.

“Jake Clements”

Miami/Missouri based independent artist Jake Clements is an artist with a story to tell, describing his sound is a hard task but his music is definitely worth checking out.

Curtis Foster

Curtis Foster is an alternative hip-hop artist with his roots planted firmly in Chicago. He meticulously crafts his tracks to showcase versatility in rhythm and melody, resulting in a recognizable sound that's consistent yet versatile.

From an early age he was drawn to music as a means of both expression and comfort, finding relatability in words penned by his favorite artists.. He fell in love with the creative wordplay and storytelling that was so prominent in rapping. This, in conjunction with the way a lyricist could relate their personal struggles on a level where so many could relate, drew Foster into writing his own lyrics, and eventually recording and releasing songs for the world to hear.

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