Every Friday on this blog is “Makin’ it Happen Friday”, where I feature another musician who’s found a way to make a living playing music. I am constantly inspired by others, and hope to pass that inspiration on to you.
OK, so I know that it’s Sunday, not Friday. Due to unforeseen circumstances I was not able to get a “Makin’ it Happen Friday” post up on time this week. Also, I know that Trent Reznor is not exactly the kind of indie musician I’ve been featuring in this column. But he has posted some thoughts on his blog that have been getting lots of attention in the blogosphere, and for good reason.
Trent doesn’t need to follow his own advice. He’s already made a name for himself. But his advise to not-so-famous musicians is spot-on. Sure, there’s lots of other things we need to do. But what he says here is pure gold and a good start.
If you have anything to add, please feel free to do so in the comments. Maybe we can make this a collaborative how-to for us all to adhere to. I’d love to hear what you’ve done that’s been successful!