We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Jenn, Kelton, Dalton | Card Catalog

Similar to most things these days, the music business is a grind and what you put into it is definitely what you will get out of it. Music “outsiders” are probably unaware of the amount of time, energy and effort musicians put into the smallest details so that songs and shows come across as natural and seamless. Those details are what can make and break a band. Writing a song is like having several cooks in a kitchen and everyone has the same ingredients, but a different idea of the outcome or final dish. However, the music industry is constantly evolving and there are new platforms that emerge at every turn. It is fun and challenging to find the next outlet or the next ground to cover. Read more>>

Paul J. Marcotte | Photographer

One thing people outside of the industry are unaware of is that so many people and companies want to offer you “Exposure” for your work. Exposure is definitely a good thing but Photographic equipment is expensive and it is good to actually get paid whenever possible. Social media is where I get most of exposure. Read more>>

Chelsea Rhoads | CEO of IVEE; Craft Beer & Animal Lover

Aaron Hunn | Rapper & Songwriter

Self confidence is really key. If you don’t believe in yourself why would anyone else? As cliche as it is believing in the way YOU do things is paramount. No question. Read more>>