I record at my private home studio. I produce most of my own music and write all of my own lyrics. It sounds controlling but it wasn't planned, it turned out that way over time. I determine where my strong markets are and where lots of my fan base hit me from and set out to reach them via the internet and independent record stores plus live shows. I get the word out on the streets and hit stages where I know my base is going to be.
Wishing you continued success!