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I’m Stuck. What Now?

A lot of artists at one point or another come to a ‘stuck’ place in their careers, and they’re not sure what to do about it.

Things stop moving forward; we are not getting the calls to come play, the money’s not there, we have writer’s block… lots of things can frustrate us and try to stop our gig.

An artist called recently saying he had a great concert last year at a hometown event, but this year he didn’t get asked back. He was wondering why. (Sometimes the hometown gig is the toughest. People think, “Oh he’s just that kid who grew up down the street from me,” and they see you as no big deal. That’s even Biblical!)

Or, some of you are a little older and look back on the day you had a record deal and were touring and making money. But now you’re scraping to get gigs and wishing for the ‘good old days,’ which I refer to as the ‘Uncle Rico factor.’ (Remember the movie Napoleon Dynamite?) Uncle Rico’s whole world revolved around wishing he could go back and prove himself on the football field – he knows he could have been a big star!

Well, so far the time machine doesn’t work – so what do we do when we’re stuck? … Read More, Watch, Comment – Backstage Pass Required

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