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Jumpstart Your Music Career by Simon Cann

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Chapter 1. First Principles

It has never been so easy to have a career in music.

  • Barriers to entry have never been lower. Gear is cheaper than it has ever been and can produce higher quality results, the need for musical skills are low (although skill can help, but technology can do more), and the cost of distribution is close to zero.

  • The access to fans—and the ways to find fans—have never been easier.

  • The options to generate income (and to transmit money into your bank account) have never been more plentiful.

So why isn’t everyone who makes music a multimillionaire?

There is probably a range of reasons for everyone who has “failed” to make a living making music. For instance, they may be awful, they may have gotten ripped off, or they may have had ...

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