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Musician Life

Mar 4, 2019 06:00 AM

Suzanne Paulinski

Rising Star Cyrille Aimée on Success, Building a Team, and Being Vulnerable With Your Audience

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Olympic medalist Picabo Street once said, “To uncover your true potential, you must first find your own limits, and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” Cyrille Aimée is improvising her way to her limitless potential as a “rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers,” as The New York Times puts it.

How to Rock 2019 Like Adele

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When we last talked about Adele on this blog, she was saving the music industry in 2011 with the release of her critically (and everywhere else) acclaimed sophomore album, 21. We pointed out a few examples of her approach towards her audience and how she used her music to build an incredible platform to reach them on a deeper level.

Why You Should Give Yourself Permission in Your Music Career

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This content first appeared in Episode 31 of The Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast.

Many times, in a desperate attempt to reach our goals, we keep going even when something’s not working in an effort to avoid being honest with ourselves about choosing the wrong path or needing to rest.

We carry so much shame about making mistakes and taking breaks that it ends up costing us, rather than helping us move forward. When we give ourselves permission to do what we feel in our gut is the right thing to do, however, we bring so much freedom into our lives. Here's how you can harness that power as a musician.

5 Mistakes Musicians Make to Get Ahead in Their Careers

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If your music isn't selling as much or as fast as you'd like it to or enough people aren't coming to your shows or following you or following up with you, you may want to look at what you're doing that can be turning them off from you and/or your music.

Remember: There's no fast lane to success. The faster you rush to get to the top, the faster you will either burn out or trip over your own actions on the way there. Below are five mistakes you want to avoid when attempting to grow your career in music.

How a Lost Suitcase Uncovered Self-Care Strategies All Musicians Can Use

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This post contains excerpts from episode four of The Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast WTF Are My Pants?


For those of you who don’t know, I’m a mindset coach for music professionals, teaching them how to slow down and focus on what’s important in order to create a sustainable career in the music industry.

This post is a bit of a personal story that I hope will serve you well next time you feel rushed to get it all done.