What you will have to do
If you intend to become successful by making great music, then you should read this manual of course. And it won’t be enough to read only a few pages or chapters.
YOU WILL HAVE TO READ THE ENTIRE BOOK.
The reason for this is quite simple – today’s artists aren’t as successful as the artists of the past anymore, and people aren’t buying lots of records anymore. Music industry experts will tell you that those problems are the result of the rise of the internet and of piracy, and of kids and consumers “who simply don’t want to pay for music anymore”.
But soon you’ll learn that all of this is completely wrong. In this book we will analyze the real causes of the music industry’s problems, and this again will help us developing a strategy that will allow you to become successful with your own music. All of this will only work if you really understand what has to be done, and this will only happen if you read everything.
This manual is quite big – it has more than 1,200 pages – and reading it will take some time. If you really want to become successful and if you really want to understand what has to be done, then you may even have to read it more than once, or you will at least have to re-read some of its chapters or subchapters. Education is important, so please learn as much as you can.
By reading this manual you may save a lot of time later on, as it will help you to avoid making all of those stupid mistakes other amateur artists – and even many professionals – are making. It shall also help you to become a much better artist and to make considerable progress, things that would usually take much more time than you’ll ever lose by just reading this book.
SO TAKE THE TIME AND READ THE ENTIRE BOOK, AND DON’T DARE TO LEAVE OUT PAGES, SUBCHAPTERS, OR EVEN ENTIRE CHAPTERS.
It may feel tempting to skip the first three educational chapters, but doing so would be a terrible mistake, as those are the ones that will not only teach you what has to be done, but also why things have to be done in a certain way. Don’t forget that it may be a good idea to first learn the rules if you want to bend or even to break them later on.