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The rest of the world
I think fame itself is not a rewarding thing. The most you can say is that it gets you a seat in restaurants. –David Bowie
If you really want to become successful, then you will have to sell your music – or, more precisely, your albums – to people you don’t know personally and who do not live in your region or town.
Those are the fans that make the big difference between an unsuccessful local amateur and a big international star. Remember that experts will tell you that becoming successful by selling albums isn’t possible anymore, that the album is dead in fact, that you can only make money with live performances selling very expensive concert tickets, and so on.
As I told you before, all of this is only true if you’re making bad music, and that won’t be our plan anyway. In chapters 4,5 and 6 you will learn how to produce a great album and in chapters 7, 8, 9 and 10 you will learn how to market and distribute it. But before we can proceed, we will need to analyze how people think and (re)act, so that you will understand why people will want to buy your music.