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Re: To those who make a living off of music

I've never been able to make my living at music though wanted nothing more than that for years.  I have had some good things happen that gave me some belief that it might, one being publishing that has generated some money but not enough to count on regularly.
In recent years I have gradually let go of the 'carrot' and accepted that music for me would be more about collaboration and global community and for the last couple of years that has been my focus with it.
There are still visions that I think 'what if this happened or that' but as I've worked in computer IT for years for a day job, I have tried to focus on off-shoots of that to continue to pay the bills and let the music be the art.

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
I've been doing music full time for periods now and then but every
time it has led me into realizing that I love music too much for
diluting it in a full time occupation, and every time I have managed
to cut down on the pro side music has come back to me in its full
power. That's my story. I'm starting to suspect it is a loop.... ;-)

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM, k3zz21@gmail.com <k3zz21@gmail.com> wrote:
> So we (the class) literally just finished listining to a lecture from my english teacher about motivation. He was talking about how external reward can doom us for failure and how its self directed motive that works the best. The article we read said that Google has one day a week that allows its developers to work on any project they want freely and through that, Gmail  along with many other crucial developed This post is directed especially to you musicians that make a living soley on music. What is it that keeps your motivation and creativity fresh? How do you discipline your minds (if you do) to remember that you do this only for the love of music and not for money? Did any of you study music in college and survive?

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