The Art-ism Podcast: How to make a living as an artist and an entrepreneur show

The Art-ism Podcast: How to make a living as an artist and an entrepreneur

Summary: Icelandic singer songwriter Eyvindur or Eyvi from One Bad Day talks about the journey of the creative entrepreneur and gets experts to talk about how to make a living doing what you love, and having a creative career. Real life, actionable advice on living your best, most creative life and making money doing what you love.

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 Boosting Your Artistic Career With Accountability Partnerships | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:27

Sometimes artists end up spinning their goals and struggle to hold themselves accountable to reach their artistic goals. Why not get a fellow artist to help keep you accountable, so you can both reach your goals faster and boost your artistic career? My guest on this episode is my accountability partner, Mariana, who has helped me really boost my artistic career over the past year. We discuss accountability partnerships, and why you should consider them for your career. We share our own experience, and tell you how you can go about getting started with your own accountability partnership and/or mastermind group. Make sure you listen to the end, because I surprise Mariana with a new goal that she’s going to hold me accountable for. And I’ll let you guys follow along with that as well. The podcast has a new name! Since changing the focus a bit, I decided on a new name, so this is now the ART-ISM podcast. Still the same old show, but with a fresh new name and intro. If you love this show, I hope you’ll subscribe, share, leave comments, and all that good stuff, of course, and I really appreciate you. This episode is sponsored by Follow Me, a great travel web site that I’m a part of, fantastic for anybody traveling to Iceland, but it also some of the best deals on airfare and accommodation anywhere in the world, so if you’re planning a trip, to Iceland or anywhere, make sure you start your planning with Follow Me. Click here to visit the Follow Me web site. Click here for the best deals on airfare. Click here for the best deals on accommodation. I will see you soon! Go art yourself! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 How To Make A Full Time Living As A Performing Artist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:19

My good friend and professional singer-songwriter, Svavar Knútur, has a lot of invaluable, actionable tips for how to make a full time living as a performing artist. Listen in on our conversation as he gives me, and any performing artist, in any field, really, wonderful tips on how to get started, and how to avoid some common mistakes if you want to be a full time touring artist. If you enjoy this episode, please consider subscribing, as I have a lot more great stuff coming. Also, if you share this, leave a review and consider using the affiliate links on this site, or even picking up my music, you will be providing wonderful support, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Folk on! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 How To Have A Creative Career | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:05

You’re a creative person, and you want to make a living doing what you love, right? Of course, we all do. But how do you go about that? Well, there’s no right or wrong answer for that, but in this episode I’m going to tell you a few of my thoughts, go over my story and my journey and give you a couple of tips to help your creative career along, and share with you my number one ninja tool for staying on track. (Spoiler alert – it’s called Plutio, and it’s amazing – listen to this episode to find out why.) Click here for a free trial of Plutio! Thank you for listening, as always. Let me know if you have questions, suggestions or random musings. As always, please consider subscribing, sharing and leaving a review. Talk later! Eyvi (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 How To Write More Consistently | Songwriting Inspiration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:46

In this episode of the podcast I discuss the results I’ve seen so far from the challenge I set myself for 2019, to write a song each week. Are you following along? If not, you should be! Check out the songwriting challenges here! If you like this podcast, please subscribe, share and review. And don’t be a stranger! Folk on! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 Songwriting Confidence Part 2 – Finding Your Voice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:38

Every artist needs to have a unique voice. A big part of the artist’s journey is to discover that voice. And that is a big part of making yourself a more confident songwriter. In this episode I talk about finding your voice. I’d love to hear what you think. If you enjoy it, please subscribe, share, review and all that good stuff. You should definitely read Marlon James’ Black Leopard, Red Wolf – Click here to check it out! Until next time, Folk on! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 How To Stay Fresh Through “Ethical Borrowing” – Songwriting Inspiration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:26

Let’s say you have a deadline for a song and you’re stuck, or maybe you feel all your songs sound the same. This ninja trick to jump start the songwriting process involves ethically borrowing from other songs. Listen to this episode to learn how. If you like this show, please subscribe, comment, share, leave a review, and all that good stuff. Your support is greatly appreciated. Folk on! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 Songwriting Confidence Part 1 – Allowing Yourself To Fail | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:30

Failure is scary but inevitable. Learning to embrace failure rather than run from it can be an extremely important lesson. In this episode I tell you a couple of stories and give you a few tricks to build your confidence as a songwriter and learn to be less afraid of failure. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider subscribing, leaving a review and sharing it with your friends. Folk on! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 How Constraints Can Make The Songwriting Process Easier | Songwriting Inspiration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:18

Start with just one chord, just one word, just one note. Set yourself really tight constraints when you start writing to spark something unique and avoid the dreaded blank page syndrome. In this weeks nugget of songwriting inspiration I talk about really constraining yourself in the songwriting process to make it easier to get started. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider subscribing, share it with your friends and leave a review. Folk on! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 Can Covers Make You A Better Songwriter? – With Shawn William Clarke | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:21

Covers are a great tool to improve your songwriting skills, as well as your skills as a performer. My guest on this episode is Shawn William Clarke, and we discuss covers and how they can be useful to songwriters. If you like the podcast, please subscribe, share and review on your podcast platform of choice. And of course, I would love to hear from you in the comments or via email, so don’t be a stranger. Click here to check out Shawn’s website. Click here to check out Stephen King’s Bill Hodges Trilogy. Click here to check out the Mr. Mercedes TV show. Do you find covers make you a better songwriter? How do you choose your covers? See you next time. Folk on. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 What If I’m Not Motivated To Write? – Songwriting Inspiration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:30

Sometimes the motivation for creativity is just not there. No matter how much we try, we just can’t get started on the song, or whatever it is we want to create. And you know what? That’s fine. I give you permission to lack motivation! If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe, share and review. I will love you for it, and you will become a better person. See you next time! Folk on. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 Creativity And Mental Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:12

Being depressed does NOT make you a better artist. In this episode I share my story and give you my advice to be happy and also a productive and creative songwriter or artist. Do artists need to suffer to be creative? Is depression making you a better songwriter or artist in general? Spoiler alert: It’s not. In this episode I get a little serious and a little personal, and talk about my struggles with depression and anxiety, and how dangerous and damaging the myth of the suffering artist can be. I give you my advice on how to be happy AND creative. If you are struggling with mental issues, please know that you’re not alone. Seek help, and get better. You’re worth it. If you like this episode, please consider subscribing, sharing, reviewing and all that good stuff. I really appreciate you. Folk on, my friends. And be happy. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 The Power of Random – Songwriting Inspiration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:10

Random chords and random words can help you if you’re stuck for ideas in your songwriting. Sometimes when you’re stuck for ideas in your songwriting, a bit of randomness can spark real magic. In this weeks nugget of inspiration, I suggest using random generators to get you going when you’re trying to write music but can’t come up with anything. Click here for the ChordChord random chord genenerator. Click here for the Watchout 4 Snakes random word generator. I hope you find this stuff useful. If you like the podcast, please subscribe and leave a comment. I’ll be very happy. And of course you can help me out by using the Amazon links on this page when you go Amazon shopping, which gives me a small commission. Folk on, my friends! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 Avoid These Songwriting Pitfalls – With Svavar Knútur | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:42

Svavar Knútur is one of my best friends and one of my favorite songwriters. In this episodes we chat about some common pitfalls you should avoid as a songwriter. Don’t make the songwriting process any harder than it has to be. I’m joined by my great friend and fantastic singer-songwriter Svavar Knútur to discuss some common mistakes that songwriters make. If you make sure to avoid these pitfalls, you will make your life as a songwriter much easier. Make sure you click here to check out Svavar Knútur. If you enjoy the podcast, I would of course be extremely thankful if you subscribe, wherever you like to listen to podcasts, and if you leave a review and share this with your friends, that would mean the world. If you want to throw some further support my way, consider using the links below when you need books or stuff, and I will be extremely happy. Folk on, my friends. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 How To Force Yourself To Write – Songwriting Inspiration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:42

Force yourself outside the box by using a songwriting prompt you hate This is the first in a series of small nuggets of inspiration that I plan on posting once per week. These will not replace the long form version of the podcast, but rather be a second, shorter episode each week, talking about a single little thing you can use to spark your creativity when writing music. This week, when working on my songwriting challenge, I forced myself to write a song based on a line that I didn’t really like at all. It took me out of my comfort zone and I really had to give a good thought as to what I could do with the line, but I got it done. So this week I recommend you try using something you don’t think will work when you sit down to write. It can be anything – a line of text that’s not really that great, a guitar riff you had previously written off as not working, a line of melody or beat or sample that you would normally never use, or whatever. Just sit down and force yourself to write around whatever it is. You’ll have to think outside the box, and it might spark something you never would have thought of. I know it did in my case, as I discuss in the episode. Thank you so much for listening. I hope you’ll subscribe and leave a review, and as always, I’d love to hear from you. And of course, you can support the podcast by visiting the Amazon links on this page, and I greatly appreciate your support. Folk on. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

 How The Pros Use Imagery In Music – With John Oszajca | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:11

John Oszajca is a veteran Americana singer songwriter who has been around the block, and really knows his stuff. I was honored to have him on the show to discuss the use of imagery in music. Imagery is one of the keys to really make your lyrics spark. It’s an elusive topic, but an important one, so I got a very special guest to help me digest it a little bit. My guest on this episode of the podcast is singer-songwriter John Oszajca, a fantastic Americana artist who writes great lyrics with great imagery, and we sat down for a little chat about imagery (and a lot of other fun stuff). We had a great talk and I’m sure you’ll love it. And hopefully it’ll give you a few new things to think about when it comes to songwriting. EDIT – There was a problem with the audio file for this episode, so John couldn’t be heard! I’ve fixed it and re-uploaded it. If you had already downloaded the broken version, please fetch it again. Click here to find out more about John and check out some of his music. As always, you can support this podcast by sharing it, subscribing on whatever platform you use for podcasts and of course by leaving a review. And of course I would love to hear from you in the comments or via email, so don’t be a stranger. Also, there are of course the Amazon links below, which support this podcast a bit financially, so if you like what you hear, I would be very happy if you keep me in mind the next time you go Amazon shopping. See you next time. Folk on. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/46/221836446.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-utvx04o0o"));

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