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3 Reasons Why You Definitely Need a Dedicated Workspace as a Musician

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If you’re scoffing at the idea of having a separate area just for musical activities, keep in mind that, as a professional musician, you’re going to be spending a lot of your time doing anything but actually creating music, especially in the early stages of your career.

6 Tips to Keep Yourself From Going Crazy in the Music Industry

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There are few industries that are known to be as rough, as difficult to break into, and as soul crushing as music. If you’re going to try to live and work in the music industry, you need to know what to do to survive.

How to Turn Your Back Catalog of Songs Into Tons of YouTube Videos

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Doing YouTube “right” takes a lot of work... and a lot of content. One trick to having more videos – which usually equals more plays, meaning more money from the Google-owned giant – is to find ways to turn your back catalog into YouTube gold. There's so much potential in every song whether it’s a single or not – you just need to unlock it!

If you’re looking to get more out of your back catalog, here are a few tips that could all come in handy.

4 Questions Every Musician Should Be Ready to Answer At All Times

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Getting press as an up-and-coming musician can be incredibly difficult, so if you do manage to attract the attention of bloggers, and they want to speak with you, make sure you’re ready to give a great interview. That may sound simple, but many artists aren’t prepared for what’s coming, and they end up coming off as dull or unintelligent when the final copy is printed.

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The 7 Essential Musical Credits You Need to Keep Track Of

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If you're gearing up to make some new music and release an album, make sure you’re keeping proper notes and writing down everyone who was involved with every bit of the album-making process as you go along. Trying to look back later and remember every place and name is incredibly difficult.

You might not think it’s that big of a deal, but if you fail to properly credit someone for their work, you run the risk of alienating that person, losing a contact, and even getting yourself into some legal troubles. While you're working, follow this checklist to make sure you're keeping track of every credit.