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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.

Less Is More: Why You Should Pitch Your Music to Fewer Publications

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Logic dictates that the more music bloggers you reach out to about your band, the more coverage you’ll receive.

Not necessarily.

Here's Why You Should Think Twice About Taking a Low-Paying Gig

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Musicians seem to have a problem asking for money. It can be tempting to accept low-paying jobs as a way to set yourself apart from the competition, particularly if you're just starting out. The paradox of this approach, however, is that it can lead to a dangerous downward spiral that’s not just bad for you, but for all musicians. Here are a few things to consider before you take a low-paying gig.