How do you balance working in the music business with composing?

How do you balance working in the music business with composing?

Charles Amirkhanian Charles Amirkhanian
By now the interconnectedness of my work as an administrator (comprising curating, producing, and fundraising) and a composer makes it hard for me to imagine one without the other…
Jennifer Bilfield Jennifer Bilfield
The fact that I began so early in life as a composer, performer, and student of music has, I am certain, made me a very emphatic and empathetic advocate for creative artists…especially composers…
Philip Blackburn Philip Blackburn
Luckily my artwork is so far from the mainstream there is no conflict of interest and I seek my own opportunities elsewhere…
Michael Ching Michael Ching
…I simply cannot write whenever I feel like it, but I seem to be one of those people who gets more done when my schedule is full…
Ralph Jackson Ralph Jackson
I found that the energy I put into my job left me sapped and with no drive at the end of the day to write music…Instead, my passion began to be redirected to helping other composers…