If you ask any full-time artist, they’ll probably admit that their daily schedule is an ever-changing, overwhelming wild beast that can’t be tamed.
As someone who has been living as a full-time artist for the last 8 years, I’ve established somewhat of a routine, but it’s constantly changing based on outside factors, how I feel, or a last-minute gig opportunity that completely derails my to-do list for the day.
For the most part I’ve determined that I personally have 3 types of schedules:
1) The On-Tour Schedule
2) The Administrative Schedule
3) The Album-recording Schedule
But to be honest, each of these bleeds into the other. And notice that I didn’t devote a schedule to writing and creativity. That’s because, in an ideal world, you’re always working on your craft – sometimes intentionally and sometimes by inspiration.
For all intents and purposes, I’m going to focus on talking about the administrative week. Potentially the most boring of the three, but also the most involved, most demanding, and most essential (in my opinion).