Popular Myths About Starting A Music Career
While the music industry can certainly be challenging, many of the ideas and stories that scare artists off from the music biz are, in actuality, complete myths. Here, we dispel some of these false theories.
In this recent piece on MusicThinkTank, contributor Jonathan Blake works to clear up some of the myths which often circulate about starting a career in the music industry.
“Money: ‘you can’t make a living as a musician‘
Now this one has been debunked time and time again. If you rely on one single source of income as an independent artist, chances are you’re going to struggle. There are a number of ways you can create and sustain an income as a musician, but you won’t just land a huge pay-out straight away. Turning your passion into payment requires hard work and dedication. You need to establish plenty of income sources rather than relying on one, and be prepared to have patience while you invest time into building them up. Remember that being a musician is a lot like running a business. You need to establish the business in order for it to be successful. Having more sources of revenue while also make you more stable.”