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5 Ways to Boost Your Music Income Without Leaving Home

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Making it as a musician isn’t easy. It takes a lot of grit, determination, and long hours to make your mark and, if you’re lucky, start seeing some financial gain from it. But I’m a firm believer that you can make a living as a musician if you’re willing to get creative and step outside the box of what you think that looks like.

At the very least, you can certainly add some extra income to your pocket, and a lot of times, you can do it without even leaving the house. (So, no excuses!) There are a lot of revenue streams out there just waiting for someone to take advantage of them. And why shouldn’t that person be you?

5 Reasons Why Your Band Didn't Break That Have Nothing to Do With Your Music

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You might be scratching your head asking yourself why your band hasn’t made it big yet. There are a lot of reasons why  many of which are out of your control.

It’s easy to blame those challenges on everything around you. The blogger who didn’t respond. The publicist who didn’t do his or her job. The agent who booked you on a bad bill. Whether you're doing it all yourself or have help, here are a five controllable reasons that might be holding you back.

8 Famous Musicians Who Waited Forever to Quit Their Day Jobs

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If you’re working a day job to fund your music career, you may feel like you haven’t “made it” yet as a real musician. But when you consider the paths of many famous musicians, you’ll notice that working a “regular job” while pursuing music on the side is something that many now-iconic artists have done.

In fact, many successful musicians kept on working at their day jobs, even after “making it big” in the music business. Here are eight musicians who held onto their day jobs while building their music career.

5 Email Mistakes You're Probably Making Right Now

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Crafting the perfect email takes work. It’s not enough to just shoot off a message full of copy-and-paste material and hope it sticks. It requires some time and concentration, and it's easy to slip up and make a mistake without realizing it.

Check out these five no-nos, and be sure your next email to a promoter, venue, writer, or other music impresario doesn't include any of them.

Mark Your Calendars for These 10 Music Conferences That Won't Break the Bank

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There’s no shortage of awesome conferences and festivals, but finding ones that are as affordable as they are brilliant can be a little tricky.

Here are 10 can't-miss music conferences from around North America that are sure to provide a healthy dose of inspiration without breaking the bank.