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Jul. 16, 2016

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Most of us want to be a famous music superstar.

Mostly because working at McDonalds blows, and there are no eager fans lining up to congratulate you on the excellent McDouble you just cooked in record time. The truth is, though, unless you have large sums of money readily available, you will have to do jobs you may not be thrilled about.

The most important thing to remember when you are working to fund your music is YOU ARE WORKING TO FUND YOUR MUSIC. The job you have is a temporary solution to help you become what you want to be. Because you must also survive while saving up for recording, CDs, and marketing expenses. Try to cut as many corners as possible to save money. Don’t constantly splurge. It’s all about making sacrifices. HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?

Each month you should calculate your living expenses: shelter, food and drink, gas, insurance, etc. With the money left over you have a choice to make. Do you want to spend it on ladies and booze and prolong your time at the job you do not desire, or do you want to save the extra money to further your music career? This choice will determine your rate of success.

Don’t forget that as your network grows and you make connections, you may earn access to cheaper or even free music or video production. This is one reason networking is so important. Also as you further your career you may find people interested in helping you by footing the bill for production costs. When someone pays for your production you almost always owe them something in return. Remember that.

Times will get tough. Life will get hard. Keeping in mind that you are working toward a goal will help you through rough times. When you are ready to quit your temporary job because your boss is a dick, remember why you are there. If you can stick it out and remain vigilant about your spending, it will most literally pay off in the end.

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