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June 22, 2011

7 Ways to Destroy Your Music Career - The Video

Tired of experts who always put a positive spin on everything? Great. Here are seven simple steps you can take right now to completely ruin your music career!

This is a brand new video version of a 7 Ways to Destroy Your Music Career blog post I ran about a year and a half ago. If you want to read (and pass along) that text version, you'll find it here.

What do YOU think of my seven tongue-in-cheek steps to failure? What would you add to the list? I welcome your comments.


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posted by Bob Baker @ 8:52 AM   9 comments


At Jun 22, 2011, 12:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adding to Step 1, all songwriters should enter contests where they are required to give up ownership to their songs, such as in the case of the Cable News Networks’ Morning Express Rise and Shine Song Contest.

At Jun 22, 2011, 12:35:00 PM, Blogger Anne Leighton said...

Hey Mr. Baker,

Really loved your performance on this one. Gonna FB this.

your fan,

At Jun 23, 2011, 3:44:00 AM, Anonymous Bryan van Putten said...

lolll i had trouble with the sarcasm..really good!

At Jun 23, 2011, 8:11:00 AM, Blogger Will said...

I'm living proof that you can give away free stuff online, interact with over 4300 fans on facebook and twitter, collect email addresses, get over 1.4 million views and 4000 youtube subscribers and still make almost no money! lol

At Jun 29, 2011, 2:10:00 PM, Blogger Sam Bhattacharya said...

One more way to failure:

Act like the only way to achieve a successful music career is to get signed to a major record label.

At Jun 30, 2011, 6:47:00 AM, Anonymous Seamus Anthony said...

This reminds me of an article called "Zen and the Art of NOT Becoming a Rock Star" by some cool guy .. ok I wrote it.

At Jul 26, 2011, 3:27:00 PM, Blogger DaynaKovacic said...

I love the last tip! ;-) It's not about me! I think people need to ask themselves what their motives are for trying to break into the business. It's not about making yourself happy. Don't ask what people can do for you. Ask what you can do for people without giving away your power. Love it!

At Aug 16, 2011, 8:37:00 AM, Anonymous Artist Development said...

So many artist just want a record deal and don't want to put in real work. It takes hard work to make it in the business I know because I was in it for 10 years.Build your own brand and market yourself and things will fall in place.

At Aug 8, 2012, 9:30:00 AM, Anonymous Hookjaw Brown said...

Another fast way to fail is to NOT have a marketing plan. Any kind of plan helps you move along towards a goal. Oh, one should have an achievable goal also.


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