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User Name Thread Name Subject Posted How do you make money in folk music? (132* d) How do you make money in folk music? 13 Jan 04

I muckle along, feed my six kids, write stuff, learn stuff and sing pretty regularly..but, man, it doesn't seem like there's any more money now than there was twenty years ago. I'm sure that making money is one of the best kept secrets of the folk trade (or maybe that's just a myth too) I am sincerely curious how people have managed to make folk music an economically viable part of their lives. I always tell our crowds (small as they may be) that poverty is an essential discipline of the folk community and not to go too overboard when the tip hat is passed around. But, seriously...any pointers?

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