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How to Juggle Life, Music, and a DIY Record Label



What's the Deal? Life is Crazy

Want to start a record label in the midst of a hectic family life and create music at the same time? The problem standing in your way is not having enough time to get everything that you want to get done completed. Since you don't have much time it means you will have to be more discipline in order to stay on a tight schedule while utilizing minimal amounts of time available to hit each goal. While this is frustrating remember you are not in a race with anyone. Everything happens in due time for you as long as you stay focused and consistent. Here's the thing, you shouldn't be in this position when the time is actually available for you. You just have to figure out when to take that time to get the tasks accomplished

I understand because I had to do the exact thing you’re talking about. It’s tough but rewarding at the same time when it pays off. This is how I built the show and I allowed myself time to work on it daily after work. In the beginning, I gave it 1-2 hours during the week, and on the weekends and I gave it 5-6 hours tops.

With that being said let me help you balance this situation. Let’s hop in.


Be mindful of your time.

As a musician, you're likely going to be in a situation where you're trying to balance your career with other aspects of life. This can be anything from taking care of yourself and your family, going to school, or even just having fun. The good news is that there are ways for you to make sure that your time is used effectively so that you can get the most out of it while still doing what needs to be done.


The first step in this process is understanding what goal you need to accomplish each day and week. Ideally, this will come from making a schedule that has all of your responsibilities and goals on it—these could include practicing music, working on an album release, or building your record label in 60 days. Once these have been identified, it's important for them not only to be written down but also prioritized as well; some tasks may be more important than others depending on their importance and urgency so it's always a good practice when starting something new by figuring out which piece should go first when given limited resources like time or money.


Realistically you will only have about 10 - 15 hours a week to give to your music career or record label in the beginning process so you'll have to use that time wisely. This is why I recommend spending 1-2 hours a day during the weekdays after the family has settled in the house and 5 hours on a weekend split between Saturday and Sunday. Yes, you will be working every day so get used to it because in the fast-paced music industry you will be doing some type of work every day anyway.


Family and social life

As you start to juggle your music career with other aspects of your life, it's important to make time for family and friends. You don't want to alienate them because in many cases they will be your first support system. Make sure you're setting aside time for them every week so that they know they are important to you, but also make sure they understand that your music and new career are important to you as well.