I quickly made this graph (personal interpretation) to show all the things I have to deal with on a daily basis as a solo artist... And I think it can be useful for those who want to learn how the system works. It usually goes from step 1 to 9. Definitely it's the art production I like the most. Some companies have a bunch of people for each of these tasks. Artists should try to manage their own business. Get a print of the above graph at this link.