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#1

For people interested in working in the music industry, there’s a site called Music Tank that has quite a lot of info on it http://www.musictank.co.uk/.

It’s not the world’s greatest site with respect to unbiased information, and the music industry is full of sharks trying to make a quick buck out of young hopefuls, but it is an industry where hard work and tireless promotion can pay off.

If I ever could have been a rock star, well, who would turn that down? Beats any 9-5…!


#2

I don’t think anybody really ever makes any money out of music - you have to be super-good to retire off it, and have your tunes played forever.

You do get £60 per radio play though if you are the songwriter, i.e. 10 plays = £600 without lifting a finger, not bad really.


#3

I should point out I have a blog entitled ‘How to Make It in the Music Industry’ here.

http://blog.chriscentral.com

I spend my days songwriting, rehearsing and the evenings performing. I thought writing about it would be nice too.

Hope this helps.


#4

[QUOTE=ojitsu;214]I don’t think anybody really ever makes any money out of music - you have to be super-good to retire off it, and have your tunes played forever.

You do get £60 per radio play though if you are the songwriter, i.e. 10 plays = £600 without lifting a finger, not bad really.[/QUOTE]

Guess that’s why most of Coldplay hit the Times rich list this year. Every radio station everywhere must play them every hour.


#5

Did they really? That’s mental. I guess they do get played a lot!

If anyone can think of a band name for me that would be top. I’m riding with ‘freo’ at the moment, but wondering if anyone can do better.