In this episode, John talks with Mike Massé, a musician known for his popular YouTube covers, about his journey from being a lawyer to a full-time musician. Mike explains his approach to choosing songs and how he strives to recreate them faithfully while adding his own touch. He also discusses the challenges of staying healthy as a vocalist and the transition to being self-employed.

Episode highlights:

  • There’s a charm to a casual gig setting that people can relate to and find comfort in.
  • Your music career doesn’t have to happen before a “real job.”
  • Try to emulate rather than imitate.
  • Being self-employed can make it difficult to “clock out.”

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