Gear

It’s NAMM season. Do you need it all? Let’s face it. Gear can be a hobby in its own right. Did you know the market size of the music retail business is much larger than the actual music business? That means tons of new products. This is when a lot of retailers announce new things. …

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Keep Going

Keep going even when you don’t feel like it, even when you can’t see an end. Even when people persuade you to take it easy and give up, keep learning. Keep working. Keep going. Keep pushing. Keep striving even when your material is under your standards even when your client drops you due to creative …

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It Takes One Person

Freddie Mercury David Bowie All of these people had teams. But it only takes one person to change music. Sure embrace the past and reference it, but it’s time to create new things too. You could be that person. Don’t wait around for permission or to get signed. Just make your best work and put …

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College For Music?

Do I need to go to college for music? No. Go to learn. But you can also learn on your own. Some people go for the wrong reasons. Some can learn on their own. College doesn’t have a monopoly on learning. All that matters in music is that you provide value that people want. Alternatively …

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Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome. Have you ever had people hire your and you didn’t feel qualified enough to do it? Are you comparing your work to others? Does working under pressure stress you out? There’s the Ira Glass creativity gap we all hear of. There’s the option to run away or just do your own music. Passive …

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Forgiveness

Sometimes you mess up. Sometimes you set a personal commitment and don’t do it perfectly. The point isn’t the perfect schedule, it’s about putting out content that you wouldn’t have if you didn’t have the commitment in the first place. I don’t know if you should double down the next day. You could but also …

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