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3 Books That Can Help Solve the DIY Musician's Biggest Hangups

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It’s hard being a DIY musician – part-time or full-time. You know this.

Doing most (or everything) on your own is tiring. Depending on your resources, you might have to be your own manager, PR person, accountant, and roadie. And on top of that, you can’t forget to be the artist.

Many indie musicians (myself included) experience a learning curve when it comes to doing some of those things, whether it’s the business side of music, promotion, or just creating and sharing more music.

So, to help you solve some of those common problems, here are three books that have encouraged many a musician.

30 Sonicbids Artists Bump Alongside Wu-Tang Clan, Lil Wayne at A3C 2018

Image via SonicbidsFrom October 3-7, All Three Coasts festival, or A3C, brought the best in hip-hop to Atlanta with performances by Wu-Tang Clan, Lil Wayne, Saweetie, J.I.D., Westside Gunn and Conway, Trina, and other absolute bangers. Also on that star-studded bill? Thirty Sonicbids artists!

The Foxfires: a Sonicbids Success Story

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Here at Sonicbids, we’re always happy to see our musicians succeed. We’ve started this series, Sonicbids Success Stories, as an opportunity to highlight our artists’ achievements, hear their stories and get their advice and insight on an ever changing industry.

Recently we sat down with Adam Kahn, bassist of the newly signed, New York bred ‘Seagaze’ band, The Foxfires. Adam said he’d had a downright hectic day, squeezing in some time while in the car, GPS directions intermittently sounding in the background as we talked.

Adam’s tone quickly shifted, however, into that of cheery optimism. Bright and engaging, he talked at length on the importance of “staying the course”, the lessons learned in overcoming strife and bringing positivity to a world and industry that batters you with negativity.

5 Ways to Combat Post-Tour Depression

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For anyone who’s ever been on the road for more than a few days, it is known fact that Post-Tour Depression (PTD) is real. Coming back from being on the road can feel like never-ending jet lag for some, while others can experience a serious case of mood changes, increased anxiety, stomach issues, and even severe withdrawal from the outside world.

5 Things All Musicians Should Be Grateful For This Year (And Every Year)

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Every year I like to take stock of what's happened — the good, the bad, the things I could have done better, and the things I excelled at. Now just two weeks from Thanksgiving, it seems especially appropriate to reflect back on 2017 and find gratitude in what the year provided.