Episode art: Five Lies Too Many Musicians Believe | Overcoming Common Music Myths
Five Lies Too Many Musicians Believe | Overcoming Common Music Myths

All too often, artists say their goal is to “be famous” and on the cover of Rolling Stone or another magazine.

When really, what the artist wants at heart is to make music for the rest of their life without working a day job that sucks their soul.

You don’t need to be famous to meet reasonable goals in music.

If you can convince just 1000 fans to pay you $5 a month for your content, you’ll be earning $60,000 per year! Obviously, that doesn’t factor in business expenses but it’s a great figure to start with.

Listen now to learn more about the lie of fame, as well as four other detrimental lies that are commonly spread in the music community.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why “famous” isn’t a goal for a band
  • How to ride the long tail of the industry to make a living without being a superstar
  • Why pay to play isn’t (always) evil
  • How to harness pay to play to grow your band
  • Why anyone who says filing for copyright doesn’t matter is wrong
  • Why there’s no right or wrong way to do anything in music
  • How to make sure the people running your band care about your success

Listen now!

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