Getting Past the Gatekeepers
May 2017

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the music industry and becoming a successful musician. Let's take a look at some of those misconceptions in this month's article.

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5 Music Industry Myths That Hurt Your Music Career

by Tom Hess

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Want to build your music career faster? Stop believing these music industry myths:

Music Career Myth #1: You must be young to make it in the music industry.

Reality: Your age matters very little to bands and companies in the music business. There are thousands of professional musicians in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s in every area of the music industry. Your age won't be an obstacle unless YOU make it one.

The music business is like any other business. When you have value to offer and possess drive, determination and work ethic, you can become successful at any age.

Learn what music companies really look for in musicians and develop these skills (more on this below). This makes you highly attractive to everyone in the music industry.

Read more here!

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