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Start Now, No Funding Needed
Becoming a musician and starting a business have a lot in common. If you’re an independent musician, you’re in business for yourself, and the product you’re selling is your music. It’s a lot of work and responsibility, and sometimes the task can seem daunting – so daunting that it prevents musicians from taking the necessary steps to get work done.
In an article titled “Start Now. No funding needed,” CD Baby founder Derek Sivers, says starting small is the first step to creating something big. It’s important to turn your ideas into reality by actually doing something – even if it’s something small.
If you don’t have a record deal, produce a CD on your own. If you don’t have expensive equipment, find cheaper alternatives. Regardless of what your ultimate goal is – playing at a prestigious venue, or with musicians you idolize – it starts with you going out and doing something today.
Article written by Isaku Kageyama, music professional at Berklee College of Music, traditional Japanese drummer and WeLoveYourSongs collaborator.
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