Mark Twain once said, “… The more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make.” However, this doesn’t necessarily hold true in the music industry. While the creative process can help keep an artist motivated, earning a living at it is quite another story.
An artist is filled with passion about their masterpiece while the suits use the latest charts and graphs from radio playlists, PR reports or chart figures to project and calculate ROI (return on investment). Creating a financially lucrative hit song is as likely as hitting a state lotto jackpot. The annoying business side of music is where the creative person often becomes an ostrich with his head in the sand.
Further adding to this topic G-Eeazy explains in part two our interview how he deals with “The Dichotomy of Creativity Vs Business In Music“.
The single biggest challenge for an artist regarding the music business is the eye-opening truth they discover as they pursue their dream. The business side of music always reveals gut-wrenching realities that seem impossible to endure at times, but the more prepared and educated you are, the more successful you will be.
Also watch below our “Business of Music” playlist on Amaru Don TV’s youtube channel to gain valuable insight in the music business.