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So You Want To Be A Musician (Are You F*******g Nuts?) Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Record Labels….To Sign or Not To Sign? That is the Question! The pinnacle of a young band’s ambition back in the day was more often than not securing a record deal with a music label. Record label advances were a sought-after commodity to help get a band up and running, and the PR backing of a major label…

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So You Want To Be A Musician – Chapter 3

Chapter 3. Changes There are so many things that are wrong with this screwed up industry these days it is hard to know where to begin. One particular bug bear of mine that has come to my attention over the past few weeks via posts on Facebook and other sources is this: bands giving their new EP or album away…

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So You Want To Be A Musician – Chapter 1

Chapter 1. Welcome To The Jungle The world of music has never been more available than it is now, largely thanks to the advent of the internet. It has made it easier to create music across different countries to the point that all the band members do not even need to be in the same place at the same time…

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So You Want To Be A Musician (Are You Fucking Nuts!) Introduction

So, you want to be a musician? Are you fucking nuts? An introduction to the Dark Side I intended to release the many chapters that have been created for this book a year or so ago, but like most things in life something comes along that screws the plans up. In my case it was ill health and multiple hospital…

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