For most people, the dream is to have a job you love so much that it doesn’t feel like work. While this can seem like little more than a fantasy, there are ways that you can turn it into your reality.
We’ll preface this by saying that there’s no magic workaround or way to trick the system: to get where you want to be takes commitment, dedication, and passion. The first step in getting there, however, is simple: you set a goal and work out how best you can achieve it.
For those who have spent their entire lives wishing they could be employed within the music industry, one way to get there is by building your own business. While this is not an easy solution, it is absolutely achievable so long as you’re focused enough to work out exactly what it is that you want.
With this in mind, here are just three of the many ventures you might want to consider.
Build your own studio
Before an artist can ever record or release their music, there has to be a studio involved, and someone has to own and manage it. If you wish that that person could be you, the best way to make that happen is by building a studio from the ground up. Realistically, you have two options open to you: you can either buy an already existing building and modify it or you can construct your own.
If it’s the latter you’d prefer, you’ll need some professional help, and cutting corners is not an option. You should only use craftsmen who come highly recommended, have an impressive portfolio of previous work, and are properly insured to boot. This means, for example, making sure that roofers have proper roofing insurance, so that should anything go wrong during construction, both you and they are covered. The same concept applies to builders, electricians, plumbers, handymen, and anyone else involved in building your new business.
Sell music equipment
If you feel that building your own studio wouldn’t be the right fit for you, you could also look into selling musical equipment. For those who have played themselves, this is often a sterling career choice, as it allows you to put your expertise to use each and every day. In addition, you’re likely to come into contact with lots of fantastic instruments and equipment, and will also get to talk to and advise people who share your passion.
To get started, you have two options: you can either buy an existing concern from someone who is selling up or create your own venture from scratch. While the latter can be a good option for those who want to make their mark on the music world and aren’t afraid to put in the hard work, the former might be better for those who are slightly more risk-averse.
Start a music events company
Another option is to start your own music events company. It’s entirely up to you what sort of form this would take: you could hire artists and help them to find gigs or else work with those in the hospitality industry to source performers. Alternatively, you could organize your own festivals and charge for attendance.
Either way, you would be getting to do something that helped you to celebrate your love of music, while also bringing joy and enjoyment to all of the people lucky enough to attend your events.
Tell us, would you ever consider giving up your day job and branching out with your very own music-centric business?