I have this obligation to young people who aspire to be professional recording artists – whether they are rappers, singers, producers, songwriters, etc.
I will NOT lie to you or sell you a dream. The music industry is a place full of lies, douchebags, fuckboys, conmen/women & scum bags.
My place amongst all these people is to educate those who don’t know while exposing the scams & different kinds of fuckery that artists fall victim to much too often.
The music industry is a business fulla smoke & mirrors. I can only try to show you the clear path. If you choose to be misled down one of those dark alleys….you’re guaranteed to get mugged, robbed & more by the predators who feed off of ignorant & naive artists.
Arm yourself with a thorough education on how the business of music works – or you WILL end up a victim.
1)Learn how the industry works.
2)Make a plan that is viable for YOU
3)Find a budget or investor
4)Follow your plan
5)Outwork EVERYONE else
Tony Guidry is Senior Marketing Manager for A Scratchy Throat.
A Scratchy Throat – the brainchild of music industry mainstay Wendy Day – provides professional social media marketing specifically designed for today’s aspiring artists.