These days, a career in the music business rarely consists of just writing and performing songs, and independent artists looking to make it in the current music industry should also be working to hone their production skills, for the sake of both their and their band's success.
In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Nick Cesarz looks at five compelling reasons artists should take the time to learn the ins and outs of music production.
"Whether your band becomes the next Imagine Dragons or just plays to fifty people for the next three years, learning music production can play a very valuable role in securing a side income for you while you build your band up. Let’s face it… playing in a band won’t always pay the bills. If you decide that you want to do the whole band thing and not keep a day job, doing music production on the side can be a very lucrative and fun opportunity. "