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Sakis Gouzonis

Many musicians believe that by simply uploading their music, they will get heard and discovered. They don't understand that it takes a lot of daily hard work to get somewhere.

I still remember a musician, who was surprised to hear that I promote my music daily. When I asked him how often he promotes his music, he replied "about an hour every second week." No comment.


I recently went through a job loss and bankruptcy that left me completely uninspired and feeling financially desperate. For the last 6 months I was without any interest to write, gig, or promote my music. In that time I lost a ton of momentum, I went from being able to write constantly to a hella writers block and I feel like my career is back at ground zero. I was throwing shows monthly, gigging, and even shooting photography as means to meet people. I feel like I am just getting started again, I want to encourage all the independent artists out there to think BIG if you believe in yourself and dont be discouraged. Sometimes the chips being down can inspire you to push 10x harder when you return! Being an artist should never feel like a drain...its who you are!



Thanks Sgiannotti! I completely concur!~


Andrew Wiebe

Thanks for sharing this infographic, Hisham!

It's absolutely true; being an artist takes dedication, hard work, determination, and perseverance.

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