The music business is in the gutter right now. Sales are down, downloading is up, and mags covering the category are either shrinking, folding — or folding, relaunching, and then shrinking. What’s a music-loving media pro to do?
Change with the times, of course. While you might not be able to pen that 3,000-word Bono profile anymore, there’s still space for music critics in print. In this week’s kick-off to mediabistro.com’s second annual Profit From Your Passion series, we’ve got the goods on how you can stay afloat and get paid to listen to Vampire Weekend. (Sidebar: My 2005 iPod conked out this week. Anyone know what the sad face message means?)
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