The Most Important 10 Years Of Your Life – Part 1.

In January 2016 I started my blog year on a positive note linking to articles that I figured could help my readers.

One of the articles I linked to was this one: What are the most important years of your life?
The reason as to why I decided to revisit it now is that someone somewhere clicked on said article.
When reading it again I started thinking about my own life as an artist/musician and how that fits in with what the author/expert was saying.
I will break this blog post up into four individual ones since I’m trying to write smaller entries this year!
Support. 
According to the article it is crucial for kids to have support from their parents.
I agree.
As someone who started playing guitar late it wouldn’t have been possible for me to develop technically to the degree that I have without support.
I wouldn’t have gotten exposure and other good things either since they were/are the direct result of my mother’s work.
“Manager“ is in fact not a sufficient title to describe my mother’s involvement.
Self-promotion online, reaching out to professional industry people, not to forget self-educating about the ever-changing aspects of the music industry is a lot of work.
Building a brand, writing original music, acquiring technical skills; none of these things are easy, especially since different tasks require different mental wiring.
Few are genetically equipped to do it all, there is also a limit to the amount of hours available to a person in a 24hr day, not to forget individual needs in regards to sleep, etc;
There are so many aspects involved with being an artist that it can be dizzying. The clock tics, and you have to find out if you are placing your bets on the best project.
It doesn’t matter if you have lots of ideas for books if your brand is music and you are independent. There will not be enough hours to independently pursue both, because it will require reaching out to independent book-bloggers and people engaged in that field of work, rather than reaching out to music-industry people and brand a new release to an already existing fan base.
The network required to launch a fashion brand, several book series, art exhibitions, and music releases in several genres, would be nothing short of mad to build from scratch.
You would need many people involved with creating many different infrastructures.
Because of this, there are some pursuits that have to take the backseat, while the main focus is dedicated to one field, but even when narrowing things down, you’ll probably need help.
In the early years of my playing career I’ll admit that I was envious of those musicians who had supportive parents.
My dad told me that I would die of an overdose at the age of 27 and my mother was not exactly enthusiastic about heavy-metal or the idea of a woman playing the guitar.
Their reactions broke my heart back then and I seriously wondered if I would ever become a musician since parental support seemed a staple at the time when reading interviews with new up-and-coming rock-n-roll musicians.
The whole idea of rockers rebelling against their parents was a thing of the past.
Many Millennial rock-n-rollers got into the genre due to their parents being into it!
I felt like I was already beaten, but I still kept on going, and ended up being represented (and coached in opera) by my mother with my music turning into a family affair.
I wouldn’t be the musician that I am today if it hadn’t.

 

Time Is Running Out If You Want A Signed Copy Of My New Album Before Christmas!

You’ll have to place your order today or tomorrow if you want a signed CD before Christmas! I’m also sending out Christmas cards to all of my Patrons, so if you want to be part of this exclusive list just sign up for 1$ to my page: https://www.patreon.com/thecommanderinchief

Not only will you unlock my entire private video library, you’ll also get something signed and personal in the mail!

If you like my work and what I do then this is the best way to support me as an artist!

NEW Patreon Videos!

So far this year I’ve released 19 Patreon-only videos on my Patreon page!

For only 1$ you can see 18 of them, the other one is a 30 minute guitar lesson that can be accessed for 10$!

My Patrons heard sneak peeks from “Berit-Vol.1” while I worked my way through it and received downloads before anyone else did! They followed the process like no one else of my followers, getting regular written updates as well. They also saw the album art before it was released anywhere and are now getting sneak peeks from my upcoming illustrated Lyric book & will soon get previews from “Berit-Vol.2”

My 1st “Lyric & Art Book” can only be purchased trough my Patreon page, it also possible to unlock singing lessons, guitar lessons and Skype one-on-ones! If you like my work and enjoy my creative output then this is the best way to follow me and support what I do!

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Q&A on my YouTube tomorrow + Downloads for my Patrons!

Make sure that you PRE-ORDER your signed copy of my NEW album before/on the 16th of November! Tomorrow I’ll be sending out the 1st batch of pre-orders. I’ll also send out downloads to Patrons on my Patreon page, so if you want to hear some of my new songs before anyone else then you can go and sign up here: My Patreon!

Tomorrow I’ll go LIVE on my YouTube channel so make sure that you join me on there if you have any questions!

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