People say they want shorter, but really want something that rivets them. They've got endless time for great.
It's a privilege to play music fora living. Even more, it's a privilege to have an audience. Respect that.
When done right, music should breathe, be alive. It's not about getting it perfect, it's about capturing lightning in a bottle.
Opportunities are abundant, but most people are afraid to do the work
The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again.
Forget about acquiring new people. If you service your audience they will get you new fans.
If you're not a successful artist it's your fault.
There's very little greatness in this world, but in the crucible of quality there's a special corner reserved for Van Halen.
You can't fight hearts and minds with money.
Inspiration comes from displacement. Get out of your comfort zone, the rewards are legion.
If you spend 10,000 hours on the bunny slope, you're never going to win the World Cup. You've got to challenge yourself, ski the double blacks, go out when it's blowin' and snowin' as well as when it's sunny and smooth.
You think everybody's paying attention to what you're doing. No, they're paying attention to what's interesting to them.
Artists are tuning forks. Their goal is to create resonance in the audience.
Keep making music.. Keep improving your music.. If there's no viral action on your music, you're just not good enough. Don't get mad at the audience, get mad at yourself. Either give up or get better.
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