It has been 4 years since I left the music business that I called home for over 30 years.
I always compare that time to the legend of Camelot. Might for Right. An artist would cross the moat into the walls of this amazing place that would help develop, make a record and put on a tour so fans could hear their music.
It was a special place back then when the industry was just beginning to figure out who and what it was.
It went from selling records out of a car one day to employees in office buildings the next, wondering what holidays they could take off!
What happened, you ask? The Business got bigger than the talent. It got cocky, plain and simple.
And from the cocoon, the butterfly emerges, willing to take on the freedom of space.
We now live in a world where the business is in the starring role of the Star Trek Enterprise. A ship that is run with such precision that when it is given a piece of art that takes your breath away, it can swing into action and promote, brand, market ,sell, distribute and collect …all with a touch of a button.
It does not need to be involved in the creative process of making the art anymore. It can be creative in leading and running the machine.
So where does that leave the rest of the Universe? To hold time and space for the music industry . You are the industry. You are here to create what you envision for you to succeed. Build your own dream.
Empower yourself so that you can have the career you want. No matter what obstacles you face.
The trick….Challenge yourself to develop and get better.