Nonetheless, she was feeling a little down about her album release and so I took her numbers and did a little extrapolation to show her just how possible it would be for her to put in a little additional effort and achieve her dream of a profitable and sustainable music career.
I thought I’d share those numbers with a little make-shift music business plan that I threw together and show you what you’re realistically looking at. It doesn’t matter if you have a track record, whether you tour, whether you are 16 or 60…
Watch this video breakdown of what it takes to succeed as a musician now… When you look at it like that, we really have NO excuses for not succeeding as artists.
We simply need to adapt to this new music industry, add a few skills to the skill set (or hire someone who has them), and make it happen.
Anyone who is willing to put in the work can accomplish this.
This involves a little math, so I thought I’d make a quick video to show you the breakdown. Those stats suggest that your chances of success as a new artist are 300% WORSE than getting struck – and KILLED – by lightening. Meanwhile, making a REAL living as an independent artist can be as simple as driving less than 200 people to your site each day.
But when the album dropped, and much to her dismay, instead of selling thousands, she sold just a few hundred.
This left her feeling that her chances of success in the music industry were pretty much non-existent.
The predominant music in the skateboard culture is Heavy Metal and is played at every skatepark in the area.
From the beginning the group realized that the music itself was creating negative actions on the part of young skateboarders and was facilitating a culture of selfishness and violence.