Inspiring you with stories of creative people finding ways to make money in the music industry.

Do you love music? Do you want to make money off of it?

Welcome to the tribe.

I'm producing an audio documentary following the journey of musicians trying to "make it" in a new music industry. Well, that's what it started as. But really, I'm documenting the stories of creative people finding ways to make money in the music industry.

In whatever way they can, in as many different ways as they can.

Some musicians dream of touring the world, playing soldout venues with cheering crowds. Some musicians dream of spending their days in recording studios producing the music in their heads into recorded magic.

There are incredibly talented musicians who make a career as session players in studios, or as members of someone else's band. Some don't identify themselves as musicians, but are a fundamental part of the music business. Audio engineers, label owners, live sound engineers, venue owners, the list goes on... And that's barely scraping the tip of the iceberg in the long list of ways you can make money as a musician.

What kind of career in music do you want?

The music industry has been disrupted by technology just like many other industries. It's enabled the rise of the "DIY Musician."

So when the "gatekeepers" are gone, and the only thing standing between your music and "success" is your ability to focus, and do it yourself, what kind of career and life do you make? How do you do it?

These are questions I've been asking myself, and every musician I meet, for a long, long time. It's about time we had some answers.

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