WHAT CAN WE DO TO SURVIVE IN THIS CHALLENGING INDUSTRY?
These two animated videos below were made many years ago but they give a really fair representation of the state of the industry.
So, in this climate where the artist has so much responsibility for creating the business as well the art, you need solid advice on how to keep your mind healthy…As well as the book ‘Staying Sane In The Music Game’ (available in all the usual online stores worldwide) this site has loads of free resources, you can watch and share the videos below and click on the other menu titles to find audiobook samples and podcasts with musicians and music industry professionals.
THE A&R GUY MOVIE
THE A&R GUY WANTING A REMIX
Overcoming Challenges # 12 – Integrating the attributes you use in your music, into your daily life
Staying Sane Introduction
Overcoming Challenge #1 – Breathing
Overcoming Challenge #2 – Social Anxiety
Overcoming Challenge #3 – Baby Steps vs. Big Picture
Overcoming Challenge #4 Doing stuff vs Inertia and Anxiety!
Overcoming Challenge #5 Getting over ‘Can’t be bothered’ attitude
Overcoming Challenge #6 Believe in yourself
Overcoming Challenges #7 Enjoying the Journey
Overcoming Challenges #8 – living in the uncomfortable edge
Overcoming Challenge #9 – Look at where the pattern comes from
Overcoming Challenge #10 – Are we really doomed?
Overcoming Challenges # 11 – Talk To Yourself As Friend
10 Tips for Songwriting Mental Health
When you learn to write songs or play an instrument, the best way to work is within a defined set of boundaries. You have learned a lot about your craft as a musician and, in order to do so, most likely learned within structure – the rules of music theory, technique and how best to learn new tricks. Once you knew these, you could mould and bend the rules and be creative. I think the same should be true for our day-to-day lives as musicians and creators. So, imagine if there was a suggested structure for assisting daily life as a creator; a set of rules to help keep your mental health thriving and feeling happy within your unconventional life as an artist.
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