I’ve been listening a lot recently to this audio download titled “How to Make a Living as a Full-Time Indie Musician”.
Music marketing author Bob Baker interviewed indie successful artist John Taglieri and picked his brains on how John took control of his indie music career, what steps he took and how he has been able to give up the day job to focus on music full-time.
There are were many similarities discussed which parallel building a good business, things like
- Determining your vision as an artist
- Setting regular goals to achieve
- Figuring out what success means to you
- Working on the baby steps every day to push you forward
They discuss the pro’s and con’s of the indie music path versus the major music path. John describes a major label record deal as a bad car loan and he explains why.
They discuss plenty more insightful topics including using Myspace, publicity and building a fan base.
You can learn more about it on Bob Baker’s website.