Sunday, January 16, 2011

D.I.Y or DIE!

~ Rick Goetz rules as does his Musician Coaching Blog. He recently capped off 2010 with "The Top 5 Business Mistakes of 2010"... Music business that is, in case you weren't following. If you are setting your dreams and goals on a future as a musician, I highly suggest you read the entire article HERE. In the meantime, here is a teaser to get you going...

I will let you in on a little insider secret – since the un-bundling of the album EVERYONE is making this shit up as they go along. There is no hard science to the initial stages of breaking new artists – it is a series of best guesses. Since no one is ever going to care about your career more than you do (at least I hope not) you may as well give it a try for yourself. Even if you fail you will no more about the job and be better qualified to find the right person who compliments your strengths and weaknesses.

There will, of course, be times when you are forced to wait for circumstances to change. It happens to all of us no matter what business we are in but I urge you to find ways of making these periods productive. No matter what major event in your career is looming large – get out and play, meet people and record as much as possible and remember – there is never going to be a perfect time to start that next phase of your career. Something will always be in your way if you let it.

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