EATING VS. ARTING
The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose—and is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.”
President John F. Kennedy - Look Magazine (1962)
Here is the question. Do you want to be an artist, or do you want to eat? A lot of musicians hold so dearly to the idea of being artists that they miss the reality, you still need to eat. Music is a business. This is Eating vs. Arting. Any art is a business but music requires even more dedication to the business side because the margins are so small. A profitable music business requires constant attention and laser focus on the many moving parts. These many layers of the business enable you to eat from your art.
Seriously, this is about transforming your art to a music business and taking it to the next level. If you are up for that, keep reading. If you aren’t ready to approach music as a business and do the hard stuff that that involves, then thank you for your time. Please pass this along to someone who’s ready to get to work. If you are ready to dig down and work on the nuts and bolts of your business - I mean REALLY dig in and get into the weeds, then let’s get to work.
It’s also important to note that this book is for MUSICIANS. Those people who really play, live, breathe and exist for music. Let’s talk about the various areas that will be covered throughout MusicMakers.io and in this book.