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The Unstarving Musician

The Unstarving Musician’s Podcast features interviews with indie music artists an industry pros who share their experience and expertise on songwriting, recording, touring, getting gigs, marketing, and much more. It’s all intended to help indie artists to more of what they love–make music.

Jun 17, 2019

Tom Meny | Facing Rejection and Staying Creative | Singer Songwriter with Tom Meny podcast | ATX | #heatherbeephotography #Microsessions #Takamine Singer songwriter Tom Meny knows a thing or two about facing rejection and staying creative. In this repeat engagement, Tom and I chat about this, his new podcast, and more.

Episode Highlights

In Tom’s first appearance on the podcast, we talked at length about house concerts. This time round our conversation continues with Tom’s thoughts on:

  • His forthcoming podcast
  • Facing rejection as a musician
  • On quitting your day job versus paying your bills
  • Idea generation through writing a song every week
  • Low-tech tips for growing your mailing list
  • Increasing tips at live events

3 Key Points

  1. Rejection is part of the process. It’s okay to grieve, but keep going.
  2. Finish the bad songs; they get you to the great ones.
  3. There are low-tech creative ways to grow your audience, your mailing list, and your revenue.

Tweetable Quotes

  • “When you’re getting a rejection, it is okay to grieve about it for a while. There’s no way to get past that, but just know that others are also experiencing it, and eventually you get something great.” –Tom Meny
  • “You write a hundred songs and four of them might be great. And so, you need to write another hundred to get another four, and that’s the way it works. It’s like going to the gym for the part of your brain that creates songs.” –Tom Meny

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