In the past, I’ve discussed how I think reading about and studying industries with business models similar to that of music can be extremely beneficial. One of my favorite industries to study is that of independent authors.
Much like musicians, authors deal with product releases and marketing, tours, motivation when working as a freelancer or independent author, etc. They can certainly relate to many other day-to-day decisions and worries that musicians face.
Here are a few articles written by authors about writing, book releases and more. Just change the words “book” to “album” and “writing” to “practicing.”
Chuck Wendig
Kameron Hurley
Russell Blake 
Joanna Penn
The Write Life
What about you? Do you have any articles from other industries that can be applied to music? Feel free to share them in the comments below!
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Published by Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedy is a vocalist and saxophonist living in Southern California. She is author of "The Album Checklist" and the founder of Teen Jazz. She has been contributing articles to music magaizines and websites since 2004.