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How Music Entrepreneurs Stay Positive: 4 Mindsets to Help Through Tough Times

from Astrid's Blog
by Astrid Baumgardner

"With the semester winding down in a few weeks, our students, especially those who are graduating, are finding it a challenge to keep their spirits up in the face of their many commitments. Last week, we examined what it takes to stay positive when the going gets tough."

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How Can We Embrace Auditions and Thrive When It Counts?

from The Bulletproof Musican
by Dr. Noa Kageyama

"As a wise person once said 'If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it's fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there's an arrow in your heart…'"

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Go Pro: The Hyper-Professionalization of the Emerging Artist

by Daniel S. Palmer

"The cynical view of art as property—and specifically as a functional financial instrument—recalls Duchamp's note for a reciprocal readymade: "Use a Rembrandt as an ironing board." Or, to paraphrase, use a painting as a money counter."

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