I had an email from a reader the other day where he mentioned that he was a musician who was working a full-time job and on his spare time he was trying to get gigs and constantly uploading videos to YouTube and Facebook to see if he could get exposure. He told me he has being trying to live as an artist for the past 5 years and has had no luck doing it, but has saved some money. Now he was thinking of opening his own business which was limo rental cape coral or continue trying with his music
So, if you are reading this right now there are two things you should do, one is always treat whatever you are doing as a business. If music is your hobby it will never pay off, but if you take it seriously you might have a chance. Second, sometimes in order to achieve our dreams we must make sacrifices and if that means using your savings to live a year to truly focus on your music then that is what you should do, but only if you really want it. If are unsure then it’s simply not for you.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is if you don’t take yourself or your music seriously no one else will..
Now in comparison to a friend of mine who owns diseno web miami and has had a small business almost all his life I can tell you that running a business can be stressful and it might not be as easy as some people make it sound. Which is why if you are seriously considering launching your own business you should be 100% sure you are willing to go full-time with it and remove all distractions including your music.
That’s my opinion and yes I do believe that music industry is a business and if you are trying to profit from it you should learn it.