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.