By James Pew

If you haven’t seen the first five parts of this discussion, here you go… Pt.1 Pt.2 Pt.3 Pt.4 Pt.5

Recently I had the chance to sit down and talk shop with Terry Kerr, Department head at the Nimbus School of Recording Arts. A school co-founded by legendary Canadian producer Bob Ezrin, GGGarth Richardson, Mike McCarty and Kevin Williams. This is part 6 of 6.

This is my favorite segment in this discussion. At times it may seem despairing the way Terry describes the mainstream music industry as in decline and “not hiring” young people seeking “careers” in the music business. But the hopefull message is much stronger, I think, in what Terry says is a “Brave New World in a good way.”

The opportunities for “careers” in the music biz are in creating your own opportunities, starting your own businesses, creating your own scene, in going DIY or (IDIY more accurately), in any case definitely NOT waiting or relying on anyone else to make things happen for you. More on this line in my post Thoughts on How To Ignore Everybody, and Shawn’s post 5 Key Points of “Ignore Everybody” for Musicians

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