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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.

6 Apps to Run Your Music Career Like a Boss

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There are a ton of apps out there to help musicians tune their instruments, record and mix beats, and sell and order merch, but as we all know, there’s a whole other side to growing a career in music that all "musicpreneurs" could use help on — the business.

The Secret to Making More Time

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“If there were only more hours in the day…” “I have too much I want to do, I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”

These statements are as common in the music industry as open mic nights and 360 deals. They are usually said either at times of pure exhaustion or pure mania, with no sense of focus or strategic thinking.

The truth is, there are more hours in the day than we think and we don’t need to sacrifice sleep to find them. However, there’s no magic bullet, either. We can’t rewind the clock or slow down the Earth’s rotation. The secret to making more time for things that matter requires three things.

25 Quick and Easy Social Media Prompts to Post in a Pinch

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One of the things musicians dread the most is keeping up with social media. With so much cluttering up our newsfeeds, it can become very easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of content and underwhelmed by the value of it all.

It’s also easy to fall down the rabbit hole of comparisons and fear-based-paralysis  you see another musician killing it online and you convince yourself you have nothing to say. Or you did, but someone else already said it, so why bother?

Any of this sound familiar?