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Indie Rockers and Their Side Hustles

ONE OF THE common misconceptions of music in the social-media age—a time when you can watch your favorite indie musicians partnering with brands, playing festivals, and posting selfies on tour as if they were on some endless vacation—is that the foot soldiers in the industry are awash in capital. The truth is that most indie artists rely on multiple income sources outside of their music career to pay the bills and put food on the table. Here’s what six of them are doing when they’re not making music.

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