Sunday, November 03, 2013

Music Business Survival: Three Important Questions Every Artist Should Ask When Making Career Decisions

On I've posted a new article, Music Business Survival: How to Balance Practicality with "Being Yourself," and Three Important Questions.

The articfle was originally meant to be a blog post for this space (hence the blog-style writing of it), but during the editing process I realized it contained the three questions that are crucial for artists to ask themselves if they want to maintain their mental stability while pursuing a career in the music business. So, I reworked it as a post for's Body and Soul section.

In this business, or any high-stakes business, people will constantly ask you to do things you do not want to do. Some will ask you to do things that are illegal, unhealthy, against your set of personal ethics, or what many people may consider to be morally reprehensible.
Some will even push your boundaries just to see how far they can take you out of them.

That doesn't mean everyone does any of these things, but at some point, you will be asked.

A music industry career can be fun. The "business" part of the "music business" is also deadly serious.

You must learn how to handle this.

Hopefully, my post will give you some ideas of where to begin.


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