Dr. William Smith and Kenya M. Johnson discuss 5 factors to consider when you’re no longer a novice in the music industry and needing to shift your focus on other creative interests.  These factors include:

  1. “Don’t throw the baby out with the water”- in other words, don’t lose touch with your primary talent and craft in music as it can still serve as a basis to what you may venture into next.
  2. Don’t be afraid to shift your focus
  3. Don’t get caught up in labels and finding the perfect title for what you want to do next
  4. Follow your bliss and passion
  5. Allow time for development in your new venture

While the discussion is geared primarily towards more seasoned independent artists, its also a wonderful guide for newer artists as they continue to grow and develop within today’s current music industry.