Why Every Artist Should Start A Business

Your music lays a foundation for everything you do in the business world. As your popularity increases opportunities will inevitably arise. Starting a venture to support your music will leverage your position as an artist, while enterprises in other areas can have the same effect and even outlast your music career.
A business allows you to have more control over your income, but artists don’t always have time to dedicate to a business full time. However, working with a team of people you like, trust, and respect who have expertise in your line of business will give you the ability to implement your ideas. Many artists start with a small team to gain a greater share of a current situation, ie touring, merchandise, music etc. Further business ideas can be found by reviewing your highest and most regular outgoings, and by looking at ways to save time and money for people.

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Deb McKoy is the Founder and Consultant at Peppergrain Ltd, London, UK. She began her career as a recording artist, achieving success in the UK national charts before going on to help businesses and individuals maximise their brand.

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