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FEM97 How To Find Time For Music When You Have A Day Job

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Finding time for music can be a juggling act, especially when artists have all different kinds of day jobs.

Some may be traditional, working in an office Monday through Friday, others may be working from home taking care of small children or aging adults. Whatever it is that you do, it’s important to find time for music, especially if you want to pursue it full time in the future.



When to find time for music:

  • Specific time of day (for me it was morning)
  • Commuting and traveling time (listening to podcast or audio that inspires you to write and create)
  • When you are getting ready for the day (listening to a podcast, audio)

Time for music at work:

  • Make use of your lunch hour by research booking opportunities
  • Booking calls, messages and emails during lunch
  • Working on songwriting
  • Practice during lunch hour
  • Busking or playing at a local restaurant or diner
  • See if you can reorganize your schedule to make it so you can work on music more (maybe you can come in earlier or later)

If you work at home taking care of your kids or loved ones:

  • Get a babysitter once or twice a week so you can have some time
  • Get them involved, use them as your audience, ask for feedback

Figuring out how you can give yourself some time each week to work on your music will prevent you from becoming resentful to your job yet still making progress in your music career.


Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists at Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic

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