The Music Industry is a cruel and shallow money trench where thieves and pimps run free? But how did it get like this?
Fundamentally there are two key issues at play: 1. The music business is a cool sexy industry where, for musicians and songwriters, fortunes are made and lives are changed forever and 2. It's an industry that is shrouded in mystery for those on the outside. And when the naive interface with the unscrupulous it's never likely to end well.
That's part of the reason I started writing Machiavelli's Guide to the Music Industry. To educate those, musicians, artists and songwriters who aspire. So that, perhaps, they'll be a little more guarded when dealing with the unscrupulous. This week, Machiavelli, aka Trev from our very own Circle Recording Studios in Birmingham, tackles the thorny subject of band and artist management. Read it here: