Music Business Marketplace – Myths

music-business-marketplaceThis is going to be but a small part of this industry that we’re going to discuss today. And this topic just might become some what of a main stay on this site. As I know that many artists/guitarist can and will benefit from the information provided.

Not only that but it will save you money and put your career in your hands, which is where it should be anyway.

Let me first say that I’m going to talk to you as though we’r just sitting around shootin the shit. And if that offends you I am sorry but hey we’re guitar players and most of us work in bands and thats just how most of us talk. So if your getting a little squeamish nows the time to leave! We’ll wait for you, as we’re going to have a band meeting are you ready?


Music Industry

If your searching for a direction and you are a new guitar player then this is pretty much going to be for your benefit. And it might well help us older guitar players too. As most of us already know this stuff. Those that don’t I hope you can glean a gold nugget out of this to change the coarse your on.

We’re going to try to tear down some of these so called truths you hear, because they are not the guiding principles of this industry. Most of them are “MYTHS” and as such if you pay attention to them and design your goals around them you will ultimately fail!

I for one don’t want that to happen to you. I believe in you even if you don’t.

 Here’s The Real Truth 

No matter how good you are, you can not nor will ever be able to get on with Major Record Labels or the Publishers or the Agencies. I don’t care if your a Rock Guitar God, that door has music-business-marketplacebeen closed for new and/or emerging talent for more years than I can count.

You have to take a new approach to get into this marketplace today. The good news!

There are many ways to do this, I mean if you want to be a working musician and not a superstar. But first lets go be Myth Busters. (I just had to go there lol)


music-business-marketplaceMyths the Science Fiction Facts

1. To make it in the business you have to be on a Major Record Label?

2. You have to be on the road to be successful?
3. All serious musicians move to Nashville, New York, Los Angeles or London to be successful?
4. Find a Label that only has one artist on the roster?
5. Having a friend at the radio station will get your songs played? 454

Tom Waits Press Conference – Makes My Point!


These are just a few of the many Myths about what it takes to be successful in the music industry. Here at Treble Clef Reviews we take your career as serious as your acoustic guitars.
In Part 2 of this post we will be addressing each of these so called facts. So make sure you check back in on Wednesday for Part 2 of: Music Business Marketplace – Myths

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4 thoughts on “Music Business Marketplace – Myths

    1. Markus Post author

      Hey thank you Debra, I like it when you stop by. Also glad you liked part 1 of Music business marketplace – myths.
      Part 2 your gonna like the truth in it. Hope to see you there.

      Thanks 🙂

  1. Larry gove

    Look forward to the next level.
    I like the idea of maybe playing for a living.
    Still have to be a pipefitter and maybe perform on weekends, weddings, wakes, funerals, exciting places.
    Thanks, Markus.
    Always enjoy the reading and leave here learning something.

    1. Markus Post author

      I hear what your saying Larry.You can make a living playing guitar if you want.
      There are many ways to do this.And boy can I tell you of some exciting places I’ve played.
      With a little planning you could turn that around and be a pipe fitter on the week ends. Good to talk with you.
      Come back and see us.

      Thanks 🙂


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