The Secret to Being Productive for Musicians – Having trouble managing all the tasks that come with being a musician? Check out our productivity tips to help you keep organized.

10 Simple Tips to Get Motivated – Need a bit of motivation? Here are ten simple ways to get going.

7 Ways to Deal with Stress – Working as a self-employed indie musician can be stressful, so we’ve put together a list of ways to help deal with some of that stress.

How to Deal with Comparisons – At some point in our career, others may make comparisons about our image or performance ability. Here’s how to take it in stride.

Work Hard, Play Hard: Why Talent Isn’t Enough – Don’t rely on talent to succeed in music. Those who work hard are for more likely to see successful careers as performers.

Don’t Give Up – Feeling like giving up? If you love music, don’t do it!

How to Deal with Negative Criticism – Like comparisons, negative criticism is an inevitable part of being out in the public eye. Here are a few tips on how to respond to and accept negative criticism as a natural aspect of your performance career.

Advice for Young Musicians from Established Music Professionals – A free eBook with tons of tips from professional musicians!

How to Handle Being Left Out – Tips for how to handle the times you’re left out of opportunities.

15 Ways to Overcome Your Music Plateau – We all feel “stuck” with our music progress at some point. Here’s a few ways to help you out of your practice rut.

Do It Because You Love It – a post on the best way to ensure a long career in the music industry

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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.