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Living the Dream: An Artist's Survival Guide

Randy Young By Randy Young

2010, Randy Young. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission (Please do not reprint without asking permission!)

One of the most challenging things I deal with daily as an Artist, is dealing with the fact that I'm actually an Artist - and what that even means. Well for me, it means that no matter what I do, be it songwriting, performing or coaching - I do it with passion and authenticity. It means I must strive to create things that stand out and make people notice. It mean I need to stay current and constantly improve and evolve. It means I must socialize and connect with as many people as I can and try to spread new and interesting ideas. Most of all, It means I must create art - no matter what.

Well, as we all know, sometimes that is easier said than done! The goal of "Living the Dream: An Artist's Survival Guide" is to help you take control of your life as a songwriter and as an Artist - so you can design and live the life you truly desire.

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  • 5 Steps to Becoming a Number 1 Artist - Becoming #1 at something doesn't happen overnight. You'll need to persevere and get through the rough patches. Over time, things will build up and the momentum will become infectious.  Try these steps yourself, and see how things turn out. I'm sure that in no time you'll see your life as an Artist has improved.
  • Designing an Artist Life Plan - Most artists I meet remind me of this scene in Alice in Wonderland. They have no clear idea of who they are or where they are going. They bounce around from idea to idea, wasting time, money, and energy without any real or measurable progress. So the question is, how can you succeed as an artist?

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Randy Young is an award nominated and multi- platinum certified producer, music publisher, songwriter and performer. With over 20 years of professional experience and more than 1500 live performances, he has made a living making music for most of his adult life. His background includes a Diploma in Composing and Arranging from the Dick Grove School of Music. He is an Artist Coach and creator of He also currently tours and records with the pop/rock band Cherry Suede.

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