Monday, May 21, 2012
Knowledge Is Power
To be a success in any industry requires that you study and continue to gain knowledge about your field but for some reason most of us don't think that this applies to the music industry. We often complain about being treated unfairly or not being paid well. We spend so much of our time focusing on fame and money that we miss the boat. We think money will give us the freedom and control we seek but that's not necessarily so. We must remember that knowledge is power. I consult a LOT of people and it never ceases to amaze me how some of the most talented people have no clue about the most basic things in this industry such as how to register a copyright, set up a publishing company, file with soundscan, register with BDS . . .etc. There is a long list of things that EVERY person seeking success in this industry should know. I've seen people get investors and go through the money so fast because they lacked the knowledge of what to do with the money to make more money. This industry, like any other, is full of sharks and they make money of other people's ignorance. We MUST continue to study and look at this business as a science. The more knowledge you have the more valuable you are and the more you can contribute. People often ask me why I give away so much free information. I do so as a way to help inspire others to be self motivated and independent thinkers and not just look at the so called fame and fortune. The true riches are found in the amount of knowledge you acquire. Record deals come and go as does fame but knowledge will last you a lifetime. No one can take it away from you. Now go empower yourself and enjoy the journey.
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