This is a positive and inspiring post by Bob Baker of the music marketing blog The Buzz Factor:
Last week I received an email from a Canadian named John Ioannou. The message opened this way:
"Hi Bob. Here's a true story about a musician, his dream, and proof that opportunity knocks!"
I was on the verge of closing the email to read later, but something prompted me to continue. And I'm glad I did.
I've often reminded aspiring musicians over the years that there are many paths to success. There are no guarantees. What works well for one artist often will not work at all for another.
And some of the things that end up working seem so outlandish (and even foolish) at first glance. Such was the case with John's story.
The message continued ...
"There's a really talented kid named Scotty James who attended high school in Canada and decided after graduation that music would be his full-time job.
"Armed with only a guitar and a dream, Scotty humbly has been going door to door to people's homes busking for cash - ten bucks a song to raise money for his first album."
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