At the beginning of a new year, Kevin Breuner (CD Baby’s VP of Marketing) and I like to look back on the previous year in our own music-making and think about what we’d do differently today. I’m not sure we’re ever any wiser for it (lots of musicians keep making the same mistakes over and over again — myself included), but it’s a fun exercise all the same.
With that in mind, I wanted to do two things:
1. Ask you about YOUR biggest mistakes as a musician (signing a bad contract, band infighting, onstage mishaps, poor creative or business choices, missing a big opportunity, etc.), and what you learned from them. Holler in the comments below!
2. Share some of the many “mistakes” articles and podcasts we’ve published over the years, in hopes that you can keep history from repeating itself.
10 articles about (avoiding) common mistakes musicians make when creating or promoting their music:
So, what’s your biggest gaffe, blunder, fumble, flub, or failure? Fess up in the comments below.
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[Cassette image from Shutterstock.]