I do not mind admitting I am fast reaching middle age. The panic I used to constantly feel as I mourned my lost youth no longer haunts me. Putting in a fifty hour week to keep the man happy is all behind me. I have packed it all in and hit the road with my guitar strapped on, covering all the songs sung by the heroes of my youth.Everybody in the music business these days is bemoaning its demise. Anybody who will listen gets told the story of diminishing sales and internet piracy stealing copyright fees. In fact, the internet is truly a great leveler for the entrepreneurial in spirit. It is just a new way of becoming famous and very rich quickly. The social networking sites that abound at present can catapult a relatively obscure name to stardom overnight. There is, however, still a lucrative enough side to the music business which is – the covers artist.These days I get stressed trying to decide which shoes to wear. My only source of worry comes from breaking a string. The only person I have to answer to is me.I can earn a little over twice as much money, before tax… Read full this story
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