The music industry is often glamorized. In movies you often see aspiring musicians getting discovered by an A&R guy after a small gig. Then, after a few strokes of luck they make it big and have lots of fans, money and women falling at their feet. Unfortunately, the music industry is not so glamorous, and in today's article Amy Sciarretto shares some of the musicians still have about the business.
Talent and ambition are great things to have. However, if you want true success, talent and ambition are only the minimum of what you need. In an industry where everyone is talented and ambitious, only few make it and it is because they spent all of their time working their hardest and pulling together the right ream for them to help propel them to where they need to go. For more on "Making It" in the music industry and what you need, check out Amy Sciarretto's article on MusicThinkTank.com.
"Despite mountains of easy-to-find evidence to the contrary, musicians still have some serious delusions about the music industry and how to “make it.” To quote the amazing Dicky Barrett of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – because what he says is #truth – “If it was an overnight success, it was one long, hard, sleepless night.” If that still hasn’t penetrated your skull, well, here are three more specific delusions musicians still have about the biz, and each one revolves around the idea that overnight successes are a serious myth."