What Success Could Look Like in the Modern Music Industry

Hi all,

I just wanted to share this article I found a little while back. It’s a longer read, and definitely more focused on the “business” side of “music business,” but I thought there were some neat little tips and examples throughout, so I thought I’d share!

Main Takeaways:

  • Discover your voice and find joy in the process.

  • Curb your expectations and be flexible.

  • Own your work, only sell ownership of your work when you need to, and sell it on your terms.

  • As a musician you are an entrepreneur. You have to focus on your brand and do more than make compelling art to make a living.

  • Make money beyond your music with additional/complementary side-hustles.

  • Don’t be afraid to try new genres/work and “build out” if you find yourself stuck.

  • Almost anyone can become an artist today because of the internet. This is great, but that means you must continue to improve yourself and work harder than anyone else, each day.

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