If you are a musician, you either work in a band, or you are a solo artist. Being a part of a band definitely has more of a social aspect to it. But it has its downsides as well. I have done both, and I can tell you there are times while I’ve been touring with a band and I felt more alone than ever before in my life. Touring can be tough. Then again if you are a solo artist, you are constantly fighting on your own.
But here’s the thing, you don’t need to be alone. The artistic community, if you can look past the ones standing on top of the hill shouting “look at me!” is actually full of like-minded good-hearted people. For example, I talk to other artists and people who try to make it in the music almost every day. We share stories and try to encourage each others. And it is this community, mixed with my awesome followers, who lift me up if I feel down.
If you feel alone in your battle in trying to make it in the music business, speak up. Talk to people. Let them help you, even if it is just some encouraging words. You are not alone.
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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