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How to Use Mindfulness to Boost Your Music Career & Income

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You likely know by now that in order to build a sustainable career in music you must have multiple streams of income. With CD sales essentially non-existent and a single Spotify stream earning you fractions of a penny, the bulk of your income is probably not going to be coming from your music itself.

However, not making money directly from your music isn’t a completely foreign concept. Back when labels only recouped mechanical royalties, i.e., CD sales, musicians who were signed rarely saw money from their music sales, but rather made their income from merch, touring, endorsements, etc.

As an independent musician, your career now demands the same. But, luckily for you, technology and a more intimate connection with your audience allows you to create additional streams related to your music that didn’t necessarily exist in past years. One of these is through mindfulness.

The Politics of Music, Part 2: Being Environmentally Friendly

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Recently, we brought you the first in a two part series about combining two of the most incredible gifts you have to offer the world: your music, and your voice.

In the first article, we talked about artist advocacy — how to get involved with different organizations and start making a difference on both the local and national level.

Today, we want to talk about something that most of us are aware of, and yet, truthfully, aren’t doing enough to stop: climate change.

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The Politics of Music, Part 1: Advocating as an Artist

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Now more than ever, it’s crucial we make our voices heard. We have the power to speak up to our beliefs and change the trajectory of not only our own lives, but the lives of those around us — all we have to do is get started. This is a powerful time in our history, and I want to be a part of it — and I want you to be too.

How to Keep the Momentum When Your Bandmates Are Dragging Behind

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It’s hard enough being a DIY musician with all of the hats you’re required to wear to build your career. But when you add in other members to your band who each have their own goals and motivations for building a career in music, things can get complicated.