In episode 41 of DAWCast: Music Entrepreneurship, David and Anna catch up and talk about music entrepreneurship, as well as Tommy Tallarico’s TED talk, Video Games – Art in Disguise.
To some people, music entrepreneurship means starting their own business and becoming a self-employed expert. It means earning money on their own terms.
To others, music entrepreneurship describes how they already feel about their music career. They know and understand that music involves business, and they don’t feel that there is a separation between the two.
Still others might feel that music entrepreneurship is a bit of mystery. They don’t feel as though the two words really belong together.
No matter how you define it, it is quite simply the act of problem solving. Where some see problems, others see challenges, and thus opportunities. Entrepreneurs are hindered less by everyday obstacles that come their way. They are committed to their goals, and they find a way to make them a reality, even against dubious odds.
Entrepreneurship often begins with value. If you can provide value to the world, money will find you. If you begin with money in mind, though you might earn some, you will have a harder time building meaningful relationships and a solid reputation.
If you’ve ever wondered whether or not there might be more to playing music than just getting by, or just making a living, the entrepreneurship angle will fit you like a glove.
If you want to take a 9 to 5 job and purse music in your nonproductive time, there is nothing wrong with that either.
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Author: David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.