5 Music Industry Lies That Damage Your Music Career

Note: Becoming a pro musician does not require going to university. Going to college for music only helps you build your musical skills. Doing this will not help you grow a career in music. There are tons of people who get music degrees and never make good money in music.notas musicales

You can also find many other effective ways to become a better musician other than going to university. Taking lessons with a virtuoso guitar teacher will help you master the instrument much faster.

Question: “But Tom Hess, can I just get a degree in music business?”

Answer: Professors who teach music business usually are not successful in the music industry. They are simply educators. They teach you about the music industry, but not how to grow a career in the music industry. For instance, in classes for music business you might learn how contracts are made, how tours get promoted and how royalties work. This information is good to know, but it won’t help you:

*Join the band you want to be in.

*Earn a huge income through music.

*Actually get signed to a recording contract.

*Put together a successful tour.

*Get publishing deals.

*Sustain success in your music career for a long time.

You only get these these kinds of results when you work closely with a mentor who has accomplished these things already.

Music Career Myth #4. You need to live in large city to become a successful pro musician.

Reality: It doesn’t matter what city you live in. YOU are the key element.

It is extremely common for music companies to work together with musicians who live thousands of miles away or further! Discover the principles that help you build a successful music career and apply them in your own life. This will help you achieve success no matter where you live.

Music Career Myth #5. You need good music industry connections to achieve success.

Reality: Music industry connections do not always lead to significant results in music. For instance, if you just happened to meet the president of major music company, would that lead you to a record deal? Chances are slim, unless:

1. You’ve already built up tons of value to offer.

2. You’ve already made a reputation for yourself and are known for being loyal, have a hard work ethic, can be trusted and has a solid mindset for business. People in the music business always check these things first before deciding to work with someone.

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