Why Do Musicians Get Paid So Much?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do musicians get paid so much?  

Before I answer, let's take a moment to recognize the fact that too often, musicians actually do not get paid so much.  And part of the reason for that may be a lack…

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Freelance 101 for Musicians

Often times, the hardest part about being a musician is just getting a gig.  On top of that, some people make it even harder on themselves by not knowing how to act when they do get a gig.  There's a…

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New Release To Aid Ukraine 

Sometimes it's hard to figure out what you can do to help, especially when the problems are big and out of our control.  Watching the news from Ukraine these past few weeks, the question of "how do I help" keeps…

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Why I'm Spending Another Year As A Musician

January is traditionally a slow month for me musically.  But it's ok.  In a way I prefer it.  December is usually busy to the point of being barely sustainable.  The income is nice, but so is the time off in…

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Maximizing Your "Let It Snow" Donation

Sometimes it's hard to tell how much information to give people.  If you over-explain, you most likely insult people and may even come off as condescending or a "know-it-all".  On the other hand, it's always a bummer when someone says…

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April's Avalanche of Gigs- How Did It Happen?

If you took a look at my gig calendar, you'd see something similar to the EKG of a dead person- until April.  This month, the gigs have come in like an avalanche! 

But why?  How did we go from near…

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Attempting Musical "Plein-Air"

I have a painter friend named John David Wissler.  He paints the sky.  Beautiful skies that change and flow just like the real thing.  Rather than imagining the skies he paints, he goes out into the world with his canvas…

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