In this past week as a #musician, I've found that a great deal of the music industry is like book publishing – an industry I know intimately well.
The arguments for label vs indie are the same as publisher vs indie. The challenges and opportunities for indie artists are almost identical to those for indie authors. And the average income isn't too far off either. In both creative landscapes, only the ones that get big (like sold out stadium concerts big) are making great money.
Most are doing this on the side.
Most still have their day job.
All of this tends to validate my 19 year old choices. I told myself then that I couldn't be a composer full time, and so if I wanted to provide for my passion I needed another income avenue. The problem being that I didn't continue to play, compose or perform. So, what is it really my passion?
I'm not going to lie, I'm still not sure.
What I do know is that exploring music further is something I can (and want) do #ontheside. In evenings and on weekends, just like the other 90% of musicians out there.
But for #pigpilots, it's on to the next #pilotidea
tl;dr I'm about 75% sure I made the right decision 10 years ago. Now, for the next one.
Author Bree Weber Published 1/29/2018, 10:21:38 AM Permalink