30 Nov, 15

Ann Friedman

What kind of impact does music have in our world?

Music is a memory aid, a muscle relaxant, an aphrodisiac, a pain reliever, an anxiety suppressant, a mood enhancer.

What can we do to ensure that artists' voices are heard?

I don't think we can ensure anyone is heard without asking people to listen. So pay attention to the people who make the music you love: What are they asking of you as a fan? How are you supporting and enabling their work?

By Ann Friedman, distributed under a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

The Secret Lives of Playlists

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Crowdfunding For Your Sick Guitarist The Smart Way

Sixty percent of bankruptcies in the U.S. are the result of medical debt. Caryn Rose speaks to nonprofit Sweet Relief on how they help musicians try to avoid that fate.

It’s All In Your Head: Shutting Up The Voices That Tell You “No”

There’s something so terrifying about putting yourself in a position where you could possibly be rejected, harshly criticized or worst of all…ignored.

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