The art of pivoting as a musician: how to overcome uncontrollable curveballs and carve a path to success

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Between working several jobs to fund your passion and learning how to navigate the business behind music, being an independent artist comes with many highs and lows, moments of surety, and those times when nothing makes sense. Through it all, we constantly look for solutions to help us achieve longevity in pursuing our creative vision. 

For many, the art of pivoting – the principle of changing strategy or direction in face of difficulty to achieve success on a new path – can feel easier said than done. But, it is a tool that has the potential to guide artists through an ever-changing industry. 

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Guitar Gabby

Atlanta native Gabriella “Guitar Gabby” Logan is a Strategy Lawyer and proud Spelman College and Vermont Law School graduate. Her passion for perspective fueled her desire to establish TxLips Band, LLC., a global entity that triples as a TxLips Academy, TxLips Consulting Group, and an international female and gender-expansive rock collective. Logan believes it is vital for people to be well-rounded and strategic in creating careers based on passion and built off longevity. She is a contributing writer for Guitar World magazine, Governor of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter, and a Board Member of the Vermont Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors.