Rock Star Life Lessons Blog Presents "The Recession Proof Musician"

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The Rock Star Life Lessons Indie Music Blog presents "The Recession Proof Musician" - a series of articles, interviews, and strategies for indie musicians. Written and edited by NYC singer/songwriter Carla Lynne Hall, Rock Star Life Lessons is an online resource for indie musicians and industry insiders. This month's "Recession Proof Musician" series features guest blogs from marketing and music industry experts such as Seth Godin, Hugh MacLeod, Bob Baker, and Ariel Hyatt.

Want to know where to go if you're a musician concerned about an economic downturn? Or how you can get more paying gigs? Or how to sell your CDs? This month, presents "The Recession Proof Musician", a daily series of articles, interviews, and practical strategies to help independent musicians create more income during uncertain financial times.

Written and edited by New York City singer/songwriter Carla Lynne Hall, Rock Star Life Lessons offers "a day in the life" from a musician's perspective. When Carla's musician friends worried about booking less work due to failing economy, she responded quickly by assembling and featuring inspirational articles from marketing experts around the blogosphere such as Seth Godin, Hugh MacLeod, Bob Baker, and Ariel Hyatt.

"The economy is on everyone's mind," says Hall, "So I hand-picked each of the guest blogs for their ability to make me reconsider or change how I approached my music career. This whole month is chock full of ideas for musicians to diversify themselves, and I made sure to include the must-read articles and strategies."

Some of this month's featured blog posts for "The Recession Proof Musician:
"The Kama Sutra of Music Marketing" by Bob Baker
"Don't Quit Your Day Job" by Hugh MacLeod
"Creating Your Perfect Pitch" by Ariel Hyatt
"How to Get More Disciplined with You Music Career" by Kavit Haria
"The Emerging Musical Middle Class" by Bruce Houghton
"A Hustler's Guide to Gig Promotion" by Carla Lynne Hall

"I'm saving Seth Godin's article for the week of Thanksgiving," adds Hall, "I believe that many musicians will identify with the example Seth presents, and it's my hope that Seth's ideas will encourage artists and bands to continue marketing themselves during the leaner times."

If great content wasn't enough of a reason to visit the blog, Hall is also holding a blog contest giveaway for a $25 gift certificate for iTunes or Hall continues, "November also marks the first year of this blog, and I wanted to thank the indie music community which has been so supportive."

Laid off earlier this year from an investment bank, Carla has also been a working musician for more than 15 years, and is no stranger to the freelance life: "I had declared that I wanted to work only for myself this year, and the universe generously made it happen," she laughs. "This will be my second lay off from corporate life, but this time I was prepared for it." blogs "A day in the life of Rock Starlet, Carla Lynne Hall". Hall's latest CD, Supernova, has been described as "Norah Jones meets Sade for tea on their way to visit The Beatles" (Manhattan Mirror). Supernova is available on iTunes, Amazon, and

Hall is also known as Vibe Magazine's former music business columnist and the author of The DIY Guide to the Music Biz. Carla's music and writing have been featured in Associate Press, Miami Herald,, and other publications around the globe.

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