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As for #3 - This is where having a stage name comes into play. You can post all you want under your stage name without worrying about employers googling your real name. David Bowie & Elton John aren't their real names…

Jared KF Jones

I used to feel like I had to cover up the fact that I had a day job. I thought in order to be "embraced", or taken seriously as an artist/songwriter, that not looking as though I had a day job would give me more "cred" I guess. However, that is completely not the case. I now embrace the fact that I have a day job, a family to take care of, and I am consistently moving forward in my music career (i.e. more film/tv placements). Being more of a songwriter than artist, I do enjoy doing as much research and networking as I can on my break from work, and then also devoting a few hours each day just to research and networking.

Justin Boland

If your managers have the time to monitor your social media accounts, they're probably the ones who should be getting fired.

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