4 Reasons Music Professionals Experience Burnout And How To Solve Them
2020 has established itself as quite a challenging year, particularly for those in the music industry, making burnout and frustration rampant for those struggling in an already challenging business. That said, there are practical solutions to many of these problems.
Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix
Everyone is struggling with maintaining forward momentum this year, and that’s okay.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll repeat it: 2020 is a monster. No one saw this year coming, which is why many people in the music business are continuing to struggle. Live music is on indefinite hiatus, streaming stats are slumping, and jobs are increasingly hard to find. Those factors are enough to drive anyone crazy, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Everyone is feeling burnt out, including yours truly, but there are practical solutions that everyone can attempt.
Burnout is, in the simplest terms, a feeling of creative or professional exhaustion. Everyone experiences burnout in their lifetimes, often on a relatively frequent basis, and the effects vary greatly from person to person. Some describe feeling lethargic or stuck in a creative rut, while others cannot find the passion they once felt for the art they pursue.
But fear not because Music Biz is here to help. Our team has pulled together the leading causes of burnout in music today and paired them with simple solutions that offer swift relief to those in pain. We know feeling burnt out can create a cloud of doubt around your artistic and professional pursuits, so we’re doing our best to show you changes you can implement today to ensure a better, happier tomorrow. Check it out:
James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company’s podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.