Making a career in music? A contradiction in terms? Not at all if you approach it in the right way, that said there probably isn't a 'right' way if there was we would have all done it! However, there is a sure' way to do it, which will help you avoid the myriad of pooh traps that lie along the way to your goal.
M2S Music has developed a number of articles entitled 'A Career in Music?' which are primarily aimed at those who are already starting to make their way or who have just started to make their way in the music business or would like to. It is not a 'How to' guide in the true sense and it will not give you all of the answers, but it will give you an idea of what to consider when embarking on a career in the music business from a practical hands on point of view.
If you write or perform music as a solo artist or band and have an ambition to start a career in music then these articles will enlighten you about various aspects of the music business and Making a Career in Music.
"Really useful and helpful" - Student Swindon Academy of Sound and Music
"I wish I had known this stuff before I started out" - Student Weston College
"I have found this really helpful, so much I did not know" - Eddie Williams USA
"Thank you so much for this, I will most certainly spread the word about your services you have given me some great pointers. I love your section about appearance, even the skin section!" - Rhiannon - "Ridinghood" Cardiff
"A Career in Music?" consists of the following topics, which are being updated regularly to ensure you get the best information.These are available to purcahse for only £9.99p each or £99.99p for the complete set which will be sent to you on a monthly basis as a course thereby saving you almost £20. However, to get the best out of these we run workshops or one to one sessions tailored to meet the needs of the client. They are now available as individual workshops, please contact us for more information.
The Basics - Do you really want to work in the music business?
Starting Out - What you need to do, who you can rely on?
Songwriting and Copyright - What is required to write a song? Understanding Copyright, where to get help.
Publishing - How to deal with publishers, advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing
Marketing - Understanding the importance of marketing
What is the Work Like? - Overveiw of what is expected of you in the music business
Forming a Band or Going Solo? - Why do bands Break up? How might this be avoided?
Performing and Presentation - Do's and Don'ts of performing and presentation.
Getting Work - Agents, Managers, Promoters & DIY - Looking at various ways in which to obtain work.
Finances and Self-Employment - Understand what it is to be Self Employed, Establish financial needs.
Costing & Pricing Work - Identifying income streams, Understand the balance between income and outgoings.
Getting Signed - Who do you talk to?
Hints and Tips - Have some good hints and tips to fall back on
Brian Inglis is available as an SME to talk about various aspects of the music business and is suitable for networking events and colleges contact us to find out more.
Following the information and guidance within the pamphlets does not guarantee employment in the music industry and M2S Music cannot guarantee that that all the techniques therein will work for all individuals.
Simply email Brian at brianInglis@m2smusic.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
A Career in Music?
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