Wondering if creativity and business can work together? This site offers a personal case study (along with history-themed songs).
Savvy History is About Folk Music
Michelle and Adam write folk-rock songs based on true characters from history. After recording numerous albums together and separately, they started this blog to document where they went right in the past, where they went wrong, and the day to day process of making their niche music.
Savvy History is About Creativity
After years of being a full-time musician, Michelle gravitated back towards teaching in her mid-twenties and obtained a master’s degree with a focus on creativity in education. She has formally and informally studied the creative process, the theory of positive disintegration, twice-exceptional students, the autistic brain’s love of systems, mental health struggles among individuals with high potential, and bibliotherapy.
Adam explores creativity daily with a more hands-on approach as he tackles home repairs, remodeling, DIY decor, parenting hacks, and cost-effective meal prep. As a sound tech in the music department at a local college (and with years of live performance experience himself) he knows firsthand what it’s like to work in a creative environment with a focus on the arts.
Savvy History Means Business
DIY creatives benefit from taking their finances as seriously as their ideas. Striving for financial stability establishes options for you, your business, and what you can offer the world. This site was created in order to document one couple’s journey towards becoming better at both art and business. In addtion to making music, they discuss the financial aspects behind making albums.
Adam and Michelle have big questions to sort through in the next few years (along with ambitious musical pursuits). Will they buy a rental and remodel it? Will they intentionally develop one of their side-hustles into a business? How will they navigate this journey online in order to provide useful information for others? Will they continue to play shows live or will they try to sell music using e-marketing? Either way, they will navigate their creative life using this blog in order to hold themselves accountable while learning from others.
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