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I came across this article today by Chris Rockett which lists six skills that he says you’ll need to make it as a musician – and it’s a good list.

In particular, I’ll listen to anyone who starts their list of requirements with talent. As you’ll know if you come by these parts regularly, I think it’s the one thing everybody forgets!

My definition of success is to build a profitable and reliable income and fan base around your music, that can sustain you without a 9 to 5 job.

If that sounds like something you would like to achieve you need to acquire the skills below as soon as possible.

Musical talent alone is not enough these days; to run your own career you need to build a set of skills that will see you through the tough times. Some of these will take work and are very hard to achieve which is why a lot of people just give up and go back to a job that they hate, because at least they can feel like they are winning at something.

It’s well worth a read.

And, it reminded me of a post on our blog that I hadn’t looked at in a long time that takes a slightly sterner view of what is required. You can find it here under the very catchy title – All you need to know about the music business.

It makes it clear what you need if you’re going to win!

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