Is music entrepreneurship all about selling a song?
Well, if you were to ask me, no, there’s so much more to it than just that.
But the general perception of music entrepreneurship seems to be that it’s all about being good at marketing and writing songs that have mass market appeal.
And marketing is important, but I view music entrepreneurship as something more holistic.
It’s about changing your mindset and your lifestyle. It’s about striving to be better in every area of life. It’s about setting up systems. It’s about seeing opportunities where others see none.
I think bringing your whole self – your humanness – to your entrepreneurial efforts is absolutely essential to your success and fulfillment.
If music is just a means to an end for you, I can think of much better businesses for you to be in.
I believe music entrepreneurship is about living a life that’s both prosperous and fulfilling. If you just want to make money, there are plenty of other things you could be doing.
In this episode, you will discover:
- Why I’ve been reading up on chronic fatigue lately.
- How I usually spend my Sunday nights.
- What the general perception of music entrepreneurship seems to be, and why I’m not satisfied with it.
- Why I think we need to be cautious of the trendiness of entrepreneurship.
- Why I see myself as being closer to a freelancer or wantrepreneur at times than a full-fledged entrepreneur.
- How I would advise you if you were to ask me how to write and record “a song that sells”.
- Why I believe in making the most of the music you’ve already created.
- Why I believe becoming an entrepreneur requires a mindset shift.
- How a mindset change leads to a lifestyle change.
- Why I think continual improvement – or Kaizen – is so important.
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
- #084: Marcio Novelli Interview – Turning Hardship into Inspiration
- #078: Defining Your Music Career Success (I discuss Andrew W.K.’s column in this episode of the podcast)
- Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, and Financial Destiny! by Tony Robbins (affiliate link – definitely recommended!)
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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.