Tag: hustle

  • Finding Success in Music Without Focusing on Success

    Finding Success in Music Without Focusing on Success

    A short and sweet think piece on how to find success in the music industry without focusing on what that success tends to represent (fame).

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  • 10 Essential Music Conferences Coming Up in 2019

    10 Essential Music Conferences Coming Up in 2019

    The year’s half over but tons of great conferences are still ahead. Here are our favorite North American music gatherings that you need in your calendar.

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  • How Being Busy 24/7 Can Actually Hurt Your Career

    How Being Busy 24/7 Can Actually Hurt Your Career

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Mark Cuban has this terrifying saying that I once heard him throw at a budding entrepreneur on Shark Tank: “Work like there is someone working 24 hours…

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  • How to Avoid Burnout as a Musician

    How to Avoid Burnout as a Musician

    As I write this, I’m currently facing my own version of burnout. It’s Friday afternoon, and it’s been an especially long week of fielding emails, putting out fires, managing mini-crises, and trying to find time to actually build my business and look to the future. Did I mention also working in three miles of walking…

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  • Arkells on Using Humor and Honesty to Achieve Creative Results in Songwriting

    Arkells on Using Humor and Honesty to Achieve Creative Results in Songwriting

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s new interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft.  Interview by Angela Mastrogiacomo These days, the “indie” aesthetic can often feel just as formulaic…

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  • TUSKS on Branching Out In Her Process and How to Combat Sexism in Music

    TUSKS on Branching Out In Her Process and How to Combat Sexism in Music

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s new interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft.  Interview by Evan Zwisler When an artist has the courage to describe her work as…

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  • That Time a Stock Photo Connected Us to the Hardest-Working Band in Brazil

    That Time a Stock Photo Connected Us to the Hardest-Working Band in Brazil

    We chat with a band from Brazil after using their photo alongside a particularly poignant article that oddly reflected their group.

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  • How to Make More Time for Your Music Career: A 7-Step Guide

    How to Make More Time for Your Music Career: A 7-Step Guide

    We all have the same 24 hours in a day, so how is it that some people manage to “make time” for their music career while others seemingly can’t? When we talk about “making time” for something, what we’re really saying is “making it a priority.” Think about it: you may insist you don’t have…

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  • 4 Easy Things You Should Be Doing at Every Live Show

    4 Easy Things You Should Be Doing at Every Live Show

    Over my years in the music industry, I’ve seen many, many live shows, both from the stage and from the audience. This means I’ve seen bands make the same mistakes time and time again. And because I’m guilty of making these mistakes too, I created lists of some of the ways bands can avoid these pitfalls without too much effort. These…

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  • What Music Journalists Want Musicians to Know

    What Music Journalists Want Musicians to Know

    If you’ve been doing this music thing for more than a minute, you’ve probably met a few music journalists along the way or have a shortlist of writers with whom you’d love to work. You also probably have a general idea about what they do and what they expect. But there are a few things…

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