Waking up is hard – we can all agree on that. If you have to do it, you might as well do it the best you can, right? Starting your day off right is important, especially when you’re making a go of doing something on your own for a living, like being a musician. You need to be creative, productive, and not overwork yourself (at least not too much). It’s a tough thing to balance, and you only have so many hours in the day, so make sure you’re using them all as logically as poss
Let’s dive a little deeper and talk about some tools you can use so your creativity always answers. Because, trust me, if you’re too needy, it’ll screen your calls like a scorned ex on Valentine’s Day and post nasty things about you on Facebook. Trust. Seek out creative outlets Creativity feeds creativity. Find an open mic, invite friends to a hang 'n' play, or sing bad karaoke. It doesn’t even have to be music related. Build something. Color a picture. Write a poem. Make a g
One of the most important things every music creator can do for themselves is protect their intellectual property. By technical standards, a work is copyrighted once it's been made into a tangible form. However, officially registering that work by submitting it to the US Library of Congress provides very valuable protection should anyone ever infringe upon your creation. The process isn't too bad once you've been exposed to it and have some education in the field. It's simple
This article originally appeared on the Music 3.0 blog. Here are some great tips that that have been floating around various blogs for a while about how to get creative and stay that way. Regardless of who created the list, it's still pretty good advice and something I wish I would refer to more often myself. Take a look: 1. The best way to get great ideas is to have lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.
2. Create ideas that are 15 minutes ahead of their time…not lig