The CEO of Rock Blog

The Quest of a Student/Entrepreneur to Add Value in Music and Business

I am learning about the music industry

It is why I started this blog in the first place. I am no expert. In fact, it amazes me how little I know, despite the books I read, the blogs I visit and musicians I talk to.

It is for this reason I want readers to ask questions. It will let me know what to search for, and what questions I would forget to ask in the first place.

I am focusing on making this blog a place where artists, fans, and businesspeople can learn about the music industry, and develop themselves into the type of people they need to be in this wild world.

When I focus on building readership, it is to promote more questions and answers.

The biggest question I would like to help answer, and use this info to guide artists to commercial success, is the question of priorities.

When promoting your work  in the past, this business used to have an understandable model, one that said “if you do X, Y, and Z, there is a guaranteed 5% chance of success”. I think it was a lousy model, but one most people could wrap their head without much trouble.

Now it seems the industry says “If you do A,B,C,D….through Z everyday you will be famous for a little while, even if you have almost no time to get really good at music. Even then, where does the money come from?”

What do you focus on? There could literally be thousands of answers to this question, with hundreds of those answers being right!

My point is, there is so little that I know and I am a beginner when it comes to actively working in this area. While I won’t be a beginner forever, it is what I am now.


October 1, 2009 - Posted by | Personal

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