Son of Dov
Son of Dov
I work on making connections through song craft
Begin the day with a fresh cup of coffee, maybe a jog and share a laugh with my family. Continue working on that new song, there's always a new song. Transition to business mode and reach out to contacts for gigs, specialty radio interviews and licensing possibilities. Design a new show poster for an upcoming fall mini-tour. Pick up the guitar again and continue working on that new song. Back to family time as the life you live and love you share will make for better art and real connections.
Sounds cliche, but just go out and do it. All my experiences in trying to be a songwriter, both good and bad have taught me something. Balancing one's art form and business is important. Yes, you should never lose sight of who you are as an artist but you need to educate yourself on current music business practices. Working with people and being a decent person goes a long way. The "Golden Rule" still applies to adulthood. Especially when you are trying to build a genuine career in the arts.
Here's the first step for college students
Work a day job and maintain a sense of responsibility. Becoming self-sufficient will create an appetite for something greater and strengthen you as an individual. Continue to be a fan of other musicians, be supportive of others and enjoy their experiences. Be open and try new approaches to your craft. Maybe set a schedule to practice or just spend time with people you love, because inspiration is always in front of you just waiting to be tapped.
"I'm not talented enough to do that."
Finding your style and embracing it is important. It's the journey and process, which is molding you into an artist. Maintaining an emotional connection is most important and will help weed out those moments of self-doubt. If it's genuine and real, it will connect with someone else, not everybody but that's OK.
I was a terrible reader or non-reader as I struggled with a form of dyslexia. I compensated for it most of my life by being creative and looking at things differently. I still labor over specific tasks, such as this profile but find it rewarding.