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Rock Revelation

Open your eyes and enjoy the new rock music view. You have known it for a long time, it has influenced everything you have ever listened to from your old radio. An immortal music genre that fills wild and unrivalled playlists. Rock music can only compete against itself, inventing and elaborating all it has ever written and sung. A never-ending experimentation, and the new music is born from the ashes of its history. In this rock music channel, you will discover new emerging bands that dance their ritual on the stage and shake the audience with the powerful rhythm of immortal rock music.

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Side Business Ideas for Up-And-Coming Artists e Emerging bands

It takes time to launch a successful career in the arts. But you still have to pay the bills if you want to avoid becoming a starving artist. Here, we'll take a look at a few flexible side jobs perfect for the creative mind and offer tips on how to successfully balance business with the time you need to practice your primary profession.

Part-time positions for creative personalities
According to Chegg Career Match, those of you with a flair for creativity can continue to flex your mental muscles in virtually all industries . As an artist, you could lend your skills to local newspapers to create comic strips or leave a permanent mark on the world as a tattoo artist. If you prefer to showcase your talents on stage, a part-time job as a film archivist, best boy, or weekend news anchor may be a perfect fit. Other creative endeavors include set decorator and forensic photographer. Inc. adds that real estate investment is a lucrative career if you have the funds. Buying and selling properties has the added benefit of being ultra-flexible and gives you the chance to help newcomers to your hometown find their forever home.

Balancing work, play, and work
When you're trying to hold down a part-time job, engage in an active social life and make a name for yourself as an actor, artist, or musician, balance is the key to your overall success. While there's no way to fully anticipate what next week will look like, you can help yourself maintain a structured schedule by planning out a few key elements of the upcoming days. For instance, if you know you have an audition at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, don't plan to work past 9 p.m. on Monday so you have an opportunity to get rested and refreshed.

It's easy to get sucked into a world where your primary focus is work. Don't be afraid to take time off for a quick weekend getaway. Not only will downtime benefit you emotionally by relieving stress , but also will clear your mind so you can pay more attention to honing your craft without mental distractions. Perhaps most importantly, as the Muse stresses, keep your end goal in sight. And in case of excessive stress, when multitasking causes a bit of anxiety and mental tiredness, you will find useful advice and online professional therapeutic services on BetterHelp.com.

When your second job is a standalone business
Thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to start your own business, even if you're in the process of trying to launch a career. If you choose to forgo an on-the-clock position in lieu of entrepreneurial endeavors, there are a few things you should know that can help you be successful until your big break.

  • Organization is essential. Investopedia asserts that organization should be one of your primary concerns, especially if you're trying to work around auditions and interviews.
  • Great service sells. It is not just enough to be good at what you do, you also have to put your customers first until you land your dream role and move on to bigger and better things.
  • Marketing makes money. As a small business owner, you will be responsible for your own marketing practices. This includes starting a website and remaining active on social media.
  • Invoicing is imperative.Keeping track of your money is vital to your success. Since you won't likely have time to sit behind a desk and create a paper trail, consider using a program that will allow you to handle your finances on the go. Square Up is a popular free app you can use on your phone to easily invoice customers and send payment reminders when needed.

Take care of business at home
Planning to devote a lot of time to your side business from the comfort of your home? If so, consider putting together a home office, which will help you focus on the tasks at-hand and increase your productivity . However, you'll need to ensure the room (or space) is free of distractions (no television or streaming movies), as well as furniture and the proper equipment (computer, printer, and a phone). Having a dedicated space will prevent you from sitting on the couch with a laptop and your Netflix subscription.

Your side gigs may not be your dream job, but remember even Harrison Ford spent time as a part-time carpenter before becoming the Hans Solo we know and love.

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Article written by Julie Morris
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2019-04-27

Interview with a new emerging country rock artist, Matt Westin

We have had the pleasure to interview Matt Westin, a country-rock artist from Pittsburgh, PA. We love his quality country groove, especially we like the vocals and the songwriting. Please enter in his artist page to listen to all Matt Westin’s songs.

-There are persons that find their path straight away when they are very young, while for others it takes some time and elaboration. Do you think this is true, or simply some persons stop listening to themselves and just stick with the plan they had in mind?
I think it's different for everyone. It took me a long time to find myself in a music career. I was an engineer, an actor, and a bunch of other things over the years. Everyone has some sort of passion, or some kind of area of interest. Sometimes life simply doesn't allow people to pursue the things they desire. I envy those who figure it out early in life, but I'm also grateful for the experiences I've had knowledge I've gained in all the various things I've done.

-What led you to pursuing an acting career?
I'd been interested in acting since I was in elementary school. I idolized guys like Bruce Lee, Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Van Damme. I wanted to do what they were doing. I was actually very accomplished as a young man in martial arts, and I had some promises made to me that were unfortunately empty, but I wanted to be in action movies when I was a kid. I started doing little projects and filming things with friends, and it just built from there. Eventually, I had an independent film company for a few years, I had acted in films, commercials, a play, a music video, and I was living in Los Angeles for a bit. It's actually all come full circle recently, since I've switched gears and put music first. I am portraying a young Johnny Cash in a film later this year called 116 MacDougal. I have 2 songs on the soundtrack, I have a small but iconic roll in the film, and they are working on adapting the script for a Broadway production!

-Your record has a genuine and sincere flavor, giving the idea of your roots and origins with the depth of your vocal skills. Would you advise to fellow artists this making music and art about one's true background and skills?
I think the magic happens when the artist is being true to him or herself. Music and art doesn't necessarily have to be a documentary about their own life, but singing about things that they relate to and how they honestly feel about things gives it that depth and authenticity that makes it special. In the end, an artist can create whatever they feel led to create, and that's all that matters. Johnny Cash never shot a man in Reno just to watch him die, but I damn sure wouldn't have told him not to sing it!

-Did you feel that making music was something hard or natural in all the creative steps involved?
It's definitely a combination of the two. Creating great music is difficult. There's a lot that goes into building a song from scratch and making it something that sounds professional. But the natural side, from the inside of a person, is where it all begins. You can't make music without it. We all have music inside of us and a story to tell.

-Is there something of your, let's say, previous life as an engineer that has influenced your music and your desire to create?
I'm not really sure. I know that my experiences as an engineer have partially shaped me into the man I am today, so in that respect I'm sure it has influenced my music. But, I can't put my finger on how exactly engineering has influenced my music or my creativity. I can say this. Engineering has made me appreciate music more, because I was miserable as an engineer and my creative side felt like it was in chains. I suppose my previous life as an engineer helps me stay motivated with my music career, so that I never have to go back to it!

-Which career paths have you tried during your life?
I've had a lot of small jobs and a few careers in my life. The big ones are engineering, acting, and singing. But I've worked as a pyrotechnician for a fireworks company, I've sold gourmet cheese at grocery stores, I've bartended, I still do construction and electrical work, I still DJ at least once a week, and I thought about being a brewer at one point, but I never got past just making home brew. I'm hoping I can just stick with music and acting, but in the meantime, I have to pay the bills somehow!

-As a writer and a musician, everything affects your life, what do you think about it?
I've always been someone who thinks a lot, sometimes too much. I've found that writing and singing helps me to clear my head and makes me feel physically better. I think there's a song in just about everything.

-We really like the mood of your Good Time song and the mood of your record as a whole! What makes you feel fine?
Thank you. That's a fun song to sing. There are so many things that make me feel fine. I love the outdoors and the splendor of nature. It makes me feel closer to God. I'm a Christian, so learning all the time and my faith make me happy, even in the the darkest of times. I love playing sports, working out, and pushing myself to greater limits. But my uncle Mike had a great motto, and I think he was onto something. His key to happiness was good food, good drink, and good conversation. I think that boils down to enjoying the small things in life and cherishing your relationships with people in your life.

-How was it to work with Bryan Cole?
Bryan Cole is a special guy. First off, he's just a wonderful person and has become a brother and a mentor to me. As a musician and a producer, he constantly exceeds expectations and is truly meant for the work that he does. I am honored and blessed to work with him, and all the amazing people that he has brought into my life through creating my album Legacy.

-Your record is a great mix of rock and country music influences, what other music genres and styles have influenced you the most?
The other big influence, besides rock and country would have to be big band, or jazz, or however you'd want to describe Frank Sinatra and that whole era of music. If I had to pick one to listen to and that was it for the rest of my life, it would be that kind of music. I absolutely love it, and it helped me learn how to sing. I emulated guys like Sinatra when I was teaching myself how to sing as a kid. But I've enjoyed just about every genre of music you can think of. I just saw Metallica, I'm going to see Ozzy and Megadeth later this year, and I have albums in my old CD case of everything from Motown, to old school hip hop, to rap.

-Do you feel other kinds of crossovers in your future songs and records?
I think my music will always have some kind of a crossover aspect to it, since I am a fan of so many types of music. But, I want to stay true to country and not get into the territory of pop country that is so pervasive today. I'm not into hick-hop. To me, it's not country music at all. Basically, I'm just staying true to myself and I will create music that I like. Hopefully, others will like it too!
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