Musicians – if you are at all “serious” about your music, and you are looking to create a sustainable career from your craft, while building a tribe of people that will support it, then like it or not, you’ve embarked on the path of the entrepreneur. And being an entrepreneur comes with its fair share of ups and downs, twists and turns, and a few barrel rolls in between.
Think you're ready for it?
It doesn't matter if you are successful right out the gate (you probably won't be), but failure will provide you with greater lessons than any class or article, and you will be far more educated and experienced on how to make your next move. As the character Morpheus tells Neo in the film The Matrix:
"There's a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path."
So musicians, I encourage you to take the entrepreneur roller coaster, at the very least for the growth opportunities that come along for the ride. You won't soon regret it.