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Breaking into music locally can be hard. You have to create music and work twice as hard to promote yourself on top of it. I caught up with a local musician, @kbr_musician to discuss how he approaches his musical journey.
Keiron Raphael says,
•it's more important to play songs that you know well and can perform well than just playing what's hot right now.
• My schedule is pretty intense. I work a 9-5 and play 3-6 times a week. So I'm tired alot but I love what I do and it's quite lucrative. (You gotta love it)
•keeping the crowd engaged is more a matter of the quality of the music. Play songs well and you'll get a good response even if people don't necessarily know the songs. Since most gigs are about 3-4 hours, you have to have about 60 -80 songs prepared. You won't have to play all of them but it's good to have a deep well of tunes. • I market myself on all the social media platforms. As far as in bar marketing, the venue should be promoting their gigs but not all do, so make sure you get the word out yourself. (Hustle!)
•Getting together with or just being around other artists is a great way to tighten up your game. I listen to artists all the time to get different ideas on new songs to learn or ways to play songs I already know. But always remember to avoid comparing yourself too much to others. It'll drive you nuts and could potentially hold you back. Always do you!
Hope this helps musicians. Keep producing.
Need to take my ideas 2 another level. It's the perfect day 2 boss up.
Gym ready️♂️ Top 5 reasons people skip the gym
°lack of motivation
Top 5 reasons why people should go to the gym
exercise gives your brain a boost
helps with your performance in the bedroom
look better, feel better
better overall health
Do you agree?
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Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in every day. Seek and you shall find it today.
You can't go wrong with a workout that is simple, makes you strong, and keeps you focused. Thanks @feeling_brave for the help. Gotta get my gains up. I want to compete later this year
I failed at my first at bat at a clothing line with my friends this year. But I learned your brand should inspire community, interaction, and creativity. Your clothes should make people feel comfortable and confident. Loving this #31daysofvans campaign. Keep up the good work friends and never settle.
Lesson learned this week= don't speak unless you can improve the silence.
When you teach your daughter, you teach your daughter's daughter.
In my feelings
So proud of my friend @lexmellis for coming to the gym and putting in that work today. Sometimes it's hard to find people who are as serious as you are about going to the gym. You wanna get in shape but you don't want to do it alone. Its important to find a friend who will go to the gym and help you stay motivated to hit your goals. Keep making steps daily towards better health and towards a better looking body.
Noticed some of you guys were looking for ways to shed some lbs.
•Today, we did planks for intervals of 30 seconds to 45 seconds • we did several rounds of H.I.I.T workout to get our heart rate up and burn calories.
• we finished up with running up stairs and pushing a sled.
Keep your body guessing and workouts fun. See you in the gym guys
Holiday is over. Hope you had fun. Life is good. Now, it's time to work. Don't think about what can happen in a month. Don't think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.