Originally Posted by niteshift
Yep, how about something along the lines of 'Write and Produce the Song' and then , the hardest part, 'Sell the Song'.....
cheers, niteshift

Yeah, that's the basics!
Actually, to really find out what it takes, maybe ask some artists that started learning piano at age 5 or 6.

Next steps: learn to read, play and perform music at a young age.

Then continue with group and/or private lessons and get into a band or orchestra by Middle or High School days.

If they're talented and really love music, they'll probably get a major in music at the college or university level.

After all this education and practical experience, they'll select a "niche" in the music industry that they want to do for a living such as: teaching, performing, composing, recording, engineering, production, business, publishing, marketing, etc. The last three are particularly useful if they got a double-major such as Music & Business.

You could boil it down to a few basic steps:
1. Education
2. Composing & arranging
3. Production
4. Business, Marketing & Sales.


There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach