In the past, I’ve discussed how I think reading about and studying industries with business models similar to that of music can be extremely beneficial. One of my favorite industries to study is that of independent authors.
Much like musicians, authors deal with product releases and marketing, tours, motivation when working as a freelancer or independent author, etc. They can certainly relate to many other day-to-day decisions and worries that musicians face.
Here are a few articles written by authors about writing, book releases and more. Just change the words “book” to “album” and “writing” to “practicing.”
The Write Life
What about you? Do you have any articles from other industries that can be applied to music? Feel free to share them in the comments below!