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aww-de-oh wrote:Treating "it" as a buisness, or not..
Depends on your goals.
If you intend on making a living (or trying to) from music, you'd better be treating it as a buisness. Learn the legal stuff, learn the money flow, learn the copyright, stay organized -is a good place to start. It's harder to get ripped off when you know what's going on. If you are doing deals get a good lawyer, they are definately worth their weight in gold! (i get more buisness from my lawyer...)
If music is a hobby, treat it as however you wish.
Nothing wrong with this being a hobby. Going full bore trying to make it is not for most people, as there's a lot of sacrifice. There's even more people out there trying to do the same thing, and only the same amount of chances. (not to mention you can pretty much count out one revenue source because of piracy...)
Actually, if you are just starting out today... have a backup plan! The future of this buisness is uncertain at best.
aww-de-oh wrote:All i was saying is that if treating this as a buisness, in the literal sense, there's things to know that will help you to that end.
Side note: Even if your goal is to get signed to a label, today's reality dictates that you're going to have to start as an independant. In order to get there, you need to learn the buisness side of things right off the bat (as soon as you're serious). It's kinda sad that the artist can't just focus on being a better artist (of course this is still necessary).. today starting out, you need to wear all hats!
Jowboy wrote:Nice job on the English. Not bad at all for a rap artist from Denmark.
Jowboy wrote:Yes. That was a compliment, with a sardonic insult thrown in on the end. I'm just harassing you with the whole hip-hop thing.
Jowboy wrote:I know what you mean about school. I'm working on my Master's and they don't really take to kindly to "...but I had this really cool guitar riff idea that I just had to get down!!!"
Jowboy wrote:Ah. Sarcasm doesn't translate well via text I guess. Forget the insult. It was meant to be funny, like a good natured ribbing. It wasn't. Take the compliment. I was able to understand your blogs quite well. You even managed to use colloquial phrases correctly, which is impressive. Often people who aren't native speakers won't use local sayings the right way. That goes for all languages. I totally murder Spanish sayings and my mother-in-law is always laughing at me. It's because I translate literally.
Jowboy wrote:LOL. I blog too, and it can be real bugger to try and do it on a schedule!
Jowboy wrote:Good blog. Let us know when the album is out. I'd like to listen, explicit lyrics and all.
Jowboy wrote:You know, I deleted the line in my post asking whether it was in English or not. I would say that I will learn Danish, but I'm having a hard enough time mastering Spanish, and after that my wife wants to learn Mandarin Chinese. I'll listen anyways.
Ouch!Jowboy wrote:You know, I deleted the line in my post asking whether it was in English or not. I would say that I will learn Danish, but I'm having a hard enough time mastering Spanish, and after that my wife wants to learn Mandarin Chinese. I'll listen anyways.
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