In part one of “Life as a sideman” I talk about a the somewhat uncomfortable topic of the longevity for musicians…especially as sidemen or “hired guns.” In part 2 I take a deeper dive into running your business as a sideman and offer 7 critical things to keep in mind as your navigating the waters of being a “solopreneur” in the music business.
“The music business is not a good place for people who don’t know things.” – Mary J. Blige (Tweet this)
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Dream Cymbals: Dream Cymbals are a different kind of cymbal company because they keep it simple. Their approach is simple: Make high-quality, handcrafted cymbals and gongs and sell them for a reasonable price. PLUS, you an bring your old, cymbals (even if they’re cracked) and trade them in for a new dream cymbal. For every inch of cymbal you bring in, you get $1 off your cymbal. Have a broken 20″ crash? Trade it in for $20 off your next Dream Cymbal. The coolest part is they recycle the old, broken-down cymbals and use the material to make their crotales and crop circles. Check them out at DreamCymbals.com