Be great – and be heard.
Good advice doesn’t always have to be that complex.
It simply isn’t enough having a label push you onto radio (or MTV) for that matter. It could be part of it, though.
The be heard half is about getting attention. No matter how good you are, you need attention. No one is going to call you, if they don’t know your number – and if they feel you are not accessible.
The be great part, is about finding your niche and practicing and evolving to become the best. You can’t instantly be the best.
If you boil it down to something even more usable, you don’t have to be the best. You can make a fine living by being good.
So what is my point. I’m not showing you how to make money, in some weird pyramid like affiliate program. I’m not telling you how you should do anything. To be honest, I’m just ranting because it annoys me, that so many dilletant musicians think music is about drinking shots in clubs at night, saying there musicians, instead of being musicians – and then bitch over consumers not willingly buying their overpriced shit-format Cds. It pisses me of, just as much as people spamming me on Facebook, with their ‘enjoying time with my familiy’ status updates.
No, you are not entitled to anything. You earn it. And yes, Thriller is likely to be the best selling album ever … for ever. It’s just not the same anymore.
When you have to turn people down, because you don’t have time at your current rate, then you have a valid argument for increasing what you charge, however you charge it.
I don’t think you are worth two cent – so you can have mine here.
There are wast amounts of great free music around. Why would anyone pay for your standard yardsale beats?
If you read this the right way, maybe you can find some kind of useful point.