CHAPTER B-3Being a Business

We’re often amazed at some of our students. They believe being a music producer is all about glamorous studio sessions, parties, and gigs. But it’s really a unique blend of business and creativity, regrettably not even in equal measure!

The world of music production relies on the flexible and independent services of a whole host of professionals. Over time, as we’ve already established, these professionals are of a freelance nature and manage their own business.

What this means in effect is that as soon as you work for yourself, you’re actually a business. Not a large corporation of course, but still a business and one that needs to pay attention to the rules, regulations, and taxes that your territory insists upon. ...

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