Someone mentioned it earlier but there's a heap of good information that I think would be useful for young people considering a music career. I wish I knew this stuff when I was young and idealistic. Drummingman, if you want to minimise debt Brew listed some of the things not to do.
Andy, I'm fairly fluent with corporatese but not enough so to understand your point #2
Originally Posted by keep it simple
2/ you need a prescribed mechanism in place to both ensure & maintain critical mass
At the end of the day, we're not gatekeepers or failing to think outside the box, just advocating that a prudent management plan may facilitate more successful outcomes :)