There are many job sectors that have a shortage of employees. IT workers, inner-city school teachers – the list goes on. But among those titles you will never find “aspiring musician.” Because for every successful musician, there are countless people strumming, bowing or belting their way to a dream career. With competition so steep, musicians are always searching for a way to get a leg up in the industry. Brock Berrigan has found one: the enterprise cloud.

Looking to the cloud to sell songs
For a time, Brock Berrigan was one of many struggling musicians out there, according to the Village Voice. Unlike many wannabe musicians, though, Berrigan – who makes hip-hop beats – did not have a drive to promote himself. He did not want to be a part of the amorphous pack that spend a little time making something and the vast majority of the time promoting it. Instead, Berrigan was all about his art, locking himself away and putting in countless hours to make cutting-edge beats.

His effort paid off, and soon Berrigan was churning out beats like it was nobody’s business. Fortunately for him, there existed a platform to disseminate his music where he didn’t need to do anything: the cloud. As soon as Berrigan began uploading music to the platform, he gained a legion of loyal followers, people who eagerly await his next song and pay to download it on his personal page.

With the cloud, Brock is able to surmount certain hurdles that other musicians would face, such as dealing with file size. While musicians not in the cloud must handle files that often reach unwieldy sizes, in the cloud, this is not a problem. The enterprise cloud not only offers a more efficient means of storing song files, it also protects against their loss. Whereas a physical hard drive with files like songs is prone to shutdowns and data loss, in the enterprise cloud, the threat of that happening disappears.