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How to Use Time Blocking to Accomplish What You Want as a Musician

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As a creative, it can be hard to stick to a rigid schedule. Not only can your days involve being on the road or discovering unexpected opportunities that you can’t turn down (i.e., someone canceled a gig and they need you onstage!), but sometimes a creative mood can strike (or not strike) and the plans you made can go quickly out the window.

It is possible, however, to work as an independent creative and still maintain a routine that works within your lifestyle.

3 Ways to Shift Your Mindset About Making Money From Your Music

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Some call the Law of Attraction pseudoscience, while others call it a load of crap altogether. There’s something to be said, however, for the fact that wherever you place your energy, that is where you will see progress.

If you put your energy into focusing on what’s wrong in a situation or how hopeless it is, you’ll fail to pay attention to possible solutions that cross your path. The same logic applies to finances; if you focus on how poor you are, you’ll never get far in amassing any wealth.

3 Ways to Improve and Revamp Your Next Music Crowdfunding Campaign

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With the rise of Patreon and the long-time staples Indiegogo, PledgeMusic, and Kickstarter, crowdsourcing is becoming one of the ways many artists count on money coming in to create new music, tour, even pay for band photos and equipment. Now, more than ever, musicians are forced to think like entrepreneurs.

Why 'Risk' Shouldn't Be a Four-Letter Word for Musicians

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After we've been burned or fail at something, we've all heard the little voice that says, “Think twice about this before you do it again.” No one can fault us for being cautious. After all, only the strongest survive, and we have to hedge our bets, right? But, how can we determine what’s worth the extra reach outside our comfort zone and what’s not?

3 Differences Between a DIY Musician and a 'Musicpreneur'

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The term "DIY musician" is thrown around quite a bit within the independent music scene. It has become an all-encompassing umbrella for anyone who isn't signed to a label or considered mainstream.

However, the term "musicpreneur" has emerged and recently grown into a common term to describe anyone building a career in the industry. Musician and consultant, Tommy Darker, founder of musicpreneurhub.com, has been writing about the shift towards musicpreneurship since 2013.