Time Management for Musicians: Balancing Practice, Performances, and Promotion


  Time Management for Musicians: Balancing Practice, Performances, and Promotion

Everyone knows that practicing is the backbone of success in a musical career. It’s not just about getting better, but understanding how to produce your best sound. The same goes for performing live – you have fewer chances to practice mistakes and make them perfect than you do on stage. So it’s important to strike a balance between practice, performances, and promotion.

On top of balancing these commitments, musicians need time for themselves – without their instrument! And there are plenty of other time management tips like investing in valuable people in your life outside music or purposefully making space for non-music related thoughts and ideas.

There are so many ways to merge your music with your life that you don’t have to choose between them. But with all of these demands on your time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This article will help you prioritize and schedule your time based on the responsibilities of the various parts of your musical life. [READ MORE]

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"I have a (perfect) world in mind. It's called rockstarville, where I get catered meals and live my dream without worrying about money. I don't even have to use my real name. But the reality is that making music and living your dreams are two very different things."

"If you can start with "reflection-less" and "non-revelatory" music, and then gradually improve on it, really putting yourself out there in the public eye, well… that's great. But how much is enough? How much is too much? How do you know when to stop? Is there a right way?"
Like musicians all around the world, we go through a lot of ups and downs as musicians. In fact, it is the downs that really help us discover who we are. The question is: How long are you willing to stay down?

As music entrepreneurs, we have a tough time getting things done in a normal, reasonable amount of time. This is for a variety of reasons, which are not necessarily our fault, but they do affect the quality of our work.
In this article we will explore these reasons and see why "Instant Gratification Artists" are much better off than those who need their work to be perfect. [READ MORE]

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The ability to be creative is one of the best gifts you can give yourself as a musician or artist. It’s an ever-growing skill that allows you to keep evolving as an artist and refine your musical tastes even further. But where does creativity come from, and how can you make your creative juices flow more freely?
In this article we explore the power of criticism in helping you become a more creative artist.
This is not to say that all artists need to be critics. The truth is, you don’t have to be a critic or even love critics in order to be an artist. Critics are not artists, they are critics. They express their opinions about art through writing and other artistic mediums such as radio shows and movies. [READ MORE]
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