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Why You’re Not Making Money With Your Music

If trying to turn music into your front hustle makes you feel like this guy…

Example of how working harder doesn’t = more value

 Don’t worry, I’ve been in your exact shoes, and it’s not your fault.

There’s a mainstream “story” that’s been fed to us for years that paints the picture of the starving artist who works a crap job and suffers for their art until some Record Label big wig comes to the rescue, funds their entire career, and makes them a star.

We’ve been indoctrinated to believe that some gatekeeper is going to let us into the cool kids club, give us some sort of “deal”, and that’s when we'll finally “make it”.

Even when you go to music school, while you might get an amazing education teaching you theoretical principles, they fail to teach you how to actually make money as a musician.

So, it’s no wonder there are so many artists starving for their art.  

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3 Lies You’ve Been Told About Becoming a Professional Producer

You know what really grinds my gears?

When people spread misinformation about how to monetize your career as a producer.

So, today I want to clear up some of the biggest myths and misunderstandings that people, unfortunately, believe when it comes to going pro as a producer.

You might have heard one or more of these myths around the internet or from friends who aren't experts…

But I'm here to tell you, they're nothing more than words that people use to hold themselves back (and sometimes people use them as an excuse to never take action!)

 

Myth #1: You'll have to put in your 10,000 hours before you can get paid to produce

First of all, that 10,000-hour rule is so misrepresented that even Malcolm Gladwell (the creator of the idea) has said he's tried to distance himself from it. 

The reality is that, yes, 10,000 hours, on average, is the time it takes to master any one skill set.

However, there is an entire spectrum of work that you can get as a producer before...

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