Step 3: Profit!

Like a lot of people I made a few New Years resolutions. You know the deal; read more, exercise, eat better, that kind of thing. These are the things that are on my list every years, but this year there was something new.

Make a living making music.

Yeah, that’s a bit reach right there, make a living making music. That’s one of those things that people are supposed to dream about when they are 15, not 55. But as much as I might like to be 40 years younger that’s just not the case, and if I’m ever going to do this there’s not a lot of time left to get my act in gear.

Of course, it’s one thing to say make a living making music and quite another thing to actually do it. It feels like that South Park episode where the garden gnomes lay out their plan.

  1. Steal underwear.
  2. Profit!

Sure, there are a lot of books out there about making money in the music business, but somehow none of them seem to apply to me. Maybe I just haven’t internalized the goal. Maybe it’s a matter of self confidence. Whatever the reason I just can’t see myself hustling for gigs at Barns and Noble or playing twice a month at the farmers’ market.

Author: tmsbrdo

I've been a member of the SCA since 1984, lived in three kingdoms and writen some music you may have heard.