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    Surviving in the music industry

    The music industry is filled with more failure stories than success stories. The agonizing tales of struggling artists are rarely noticed unless they become stars. However, as CD sales continue to decline and the industry tries to redefine itself, there are more opportunities for singers to shape their own destinies.

    Artists are beginning to take more responsibility for their futures and realizing that the usual paths in the music industry do not have to limit them. Rory Uphold has been chronicling her journey in Hollywood on Twitter, and in a recent interview she reveals how struggling artists can survive. Uphold, who is a musician and actress, shares that determination is the key to finding your niche and success. She released her first album in 2008 and has been part of multiple concerts. Her music has been used in movies including “The Victim” and other films.

    The traditional music industry rules are breaking apart as people turn to the Internet to discover new artists and songs. This has created more opportunities for musicians to showcase their talents and defy the industry. The ability of artists to determine their own career paths is also changing. Uphold believes that combining her singing and acting skills together is the path that fits her best.

    The music industry is being changed by more people turning to the Internet and using modern technology. For new artists, this is actually a great opportunity to take advantage of a hungry audience that is willing to support them.
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