I understand owning the power over your art and career is hard. Trust is a major issue and there are a lot of snakes in the grass and knives at your back. But, on the flipside, there are also a lot of good business people in this industry that are truly great at what they do. You just have to find them.
Artist Check List
- Get Educated. Utilize free resources from performing rights organizations like BMI, ASCAP and SESAC. They’re a great place to start.
- Ask Questions. Talk to other artists, tweet at professionals on Twitter, email executives. Be honest with yourself. The only way you’ll get an answer is by asking.
- Research. Once you’ve gotten a few referrals, conduct your own research. What worked for someone, might not work for you.
- Take Action. Trial and error. Remember to set realistic goals for yourself and to take it one day at a time. You’re in competition with no one but you.
If you want to be a star, you’ll need patience to shine.