This post is excerpted from Martin Atkins’ book, Welcome To The Music Business, You’re Fucked, in which he waxes poetic (in his own twisted way) on various topics as they relate to being an independent artist. Read the post.
I work in waves. I can write a ton of songs in a few months then nothing. I used to freak out that my songwriting creativity was gone forever. Now I know this is just how I work. I have three phases of my music career process: the touring, the creative and songwriting, and the business. They seem to weave in and out of each other. When I’m in touring mode or song writing mode, I’m never really psyched about booking, making phone calls, or sending emails. When my touring and creative spurts are over, I kick my music business plan into high-gear.