I often reach out to artists to share their music and a huge answer I get is that they are waiting to release new music. But honestly look at it from a fan base perspective. How many times have you been listening to music by your favorite artist and came across a song that you have never heard of? How many times have you discovered a new album by an artist you just discovered? Music doesn’t get old. I remember when I had just started listening to Michael Jackson. I went through his entire catalogue from him and then to the Jackson 5 Days. I even discovered music by him and other artist. I was obsessed! But my point is music doesn’t expire.
As an indie artist if you don’t have a huge fan base all of your music is new. No matter what song you share there are millions of people who have not heard it so keep sharing it! Don’t put your music in a vault in fear of it not being perfect enough or people will hear flaws in it. Stop thinking like an artist for a minute and think like a listener. At this point it’s no longer up to you what others like to listen to. I have beats that I made years ago that just got recorded to and noticed not long ago. There are always new ears and new people looking for exactly your sound and many of the songs that just hit the charts were being promoted years before now but we just now are hearing them.
So my advice. Yes create as much as you want and need to but continue to share your earlier work. Allow people to hear the growth. Promote the work at times when the year calls for it. If you have a R&B song you haven’t shared in awhile promote it during Valentine’s Day or cuddle season. Got a smoking song prepare to promote in April. There is always a way to get new ears to your music. And guess what. Once they hear that song they will listen to your recent work too.