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Should you REALLY get into your music business?
After all – many new talents have started. But unfortunately, many have fallen away, losing interest when they don’t have the support that matches their expectations, they consider money to be the problem, or the business is just too hard. So how do you know if this is the game for you? How do you know if you will be different and really make a difference in this business? This post will very quickly give you five signs that maybe you” shouldn’t” invest your time into the music business for yourself.
YOU SHOULD NOT INVEST IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IF:
YOU CAN NOT COMMIT TO ANYTHING This should not be a jump-in, jump-out “hobby.” Investing in your music business can be a life-changing event as you will be dedicating time, energy, research, development, and money to cut out a slither of recognition and exposure to your music/message. Anything less than an honest commitment is only going to result in disappointment. You have to really, really want it. Do you? Then prove it!
YOU’D RATHER WATCH OTHERS SUCCEED
Everyday exciting stories are being told on internet sites, blogs, newspapers, magazines, etc. How successful many talents or entertainers are in our market. Perhaps, though, you are just the kind of person who likes watching others find success and would simply encourage them. If that’s you, and you really don’t want success as a talent, then this isn’t the area for you. If you do it for the art, then GREAT! But when you want to make money, then it is a business. So you’re going to need to stop watching and start doing.
YOU WANT YOUR INCOME GUARANTEED
Were you born with a silver spoon in your mouth? Some of you have, and others have not. Maybe you are just content with the wealth you already have and don’t risk losing it. In that case, you don’t NEED the music business (unless you just want to get in the game). The income in the Music Business can be exponential, and it can also be non-existent. Do you have the resolve and commitment to work to the point of being able to create income at an expectancy level? You go to work, you get a check. This work does not guarantee you anything more than what you put into it, and even that isn’t guaranteed. I can guarantee you more work in development, practice, growth, legalities, meetings, planning, presentations, performances, branding, marketing, and more research and learning. Got it! - #NoDaysOff
YOU WON’T READ ANYTHING EVER – As a professional, you’ll need to read. Period. This does not necessarily mean reading books (though reading books is a great information source!) However, you may need to read contracts, blogs, newspaper articles, leases, or one of a thousand other documents. If you refuse to read, ever – The Music Business might not be for you. The industry might look easy, but it’s intricate, and why many do not make it far. It would be better to HAVE and not need than NEED and not have… Knowledge. You’re reading right now, so you got this one.
YOU DON’T WANT TO BUILD THE LIFE YOU’VE ENVISIONED
We all have dreams, but many don’t see them clearly enough to go and get it. Many apply invisible obstacles in front of themselves, giving a mental block to ever getting started or pursuing their dream. “It’s too hard” – Success isn’t easy. “I don’t have the time” – But you have time for things that have less meaning… make time. “I don’t have the money”
Money is a utility to find your why.
Why do you want to live this dream? Your why is a reason more significant than your fear/challenges.
The music business isn't for everyone, and for that matter, no industry is perfect for every person. However, if it is the one you've chosen for yourself, make sure you get into it for a reason (s) that matters most to you. You may quit without a reason to support your journey when times get challenging. Decide what you want for your career. Envision what it will look like when you get there. Begin to build your business to look like your vision. And don't give up until you've reached your goal.
Don't get into the music business if:
YOU CAN NOT COMMIT TO ANYTHING
YOU'D RATHER WATCH OTHERS SUCCEED
YOU WANT YOUR INCOME GUARANTEED
YOU WON'T READ ANYTHING EVER
YOU DON'T WANT TO BUILD THE LIFE YOU'VE ENVISIONED
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