So how come so many young artists fall for the game where someone claims to be a “manager” only to turn out to be about exploiting the individual seeking to make their way into the music business?
And, why do those naive individuals fail to listen to those who’d try to warn them to be aware of the pitfalls of listening to only the good things people say about their performances?
You know the story. It’s been played out over and over in movies about young starry eyed music star wannabees time and time again.
In case you missed the flicks it goes something like this. A young one discovers they have a great voice (or a not so great voice) and they ignore the advice to not put all their eggs in one basket or better yet take the time to learn more about their craft and the business.
Instead our young one listens to the platitudes offered up by some wolf in sheep’s clothing, seeking to make a lot of dimes off of the young one’s talents while never really offering anything to help the person along. Happens everyday.
Kids, remember this. It’s great you can create great beats. But, realize so can a million others just like you. If you wanted to be a pilot would you not need to learn to fly first?
What makes you think that because your beats are banging that your beats will be loved worldwide automatically?
Do your homework.
Learn all you can about The BUSINESS.
A woodcut of “The wolf in sheep’s clothing” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Doing so will serve you greatly when all is said and done. You may also find yourself with less parasites attached to your life.
Listen to this station and hear what other artists (who are a bit further along their paths) have been able to achieve. It might help you get an idea of how far along your path you’ve gone.
Better yet, I hope what you hear inspires you to keep on doing what you love to do.
To all of you soon to be superstars, check out Kashif’s “All You Better Know About The Music Business”. Search for it online. It’s been out a while but is still pertinent to today’s business of Music.
It will help you to see that a wolf in sheep’s clothing is nothing more than a naked pup.
Just a thought.
P.S.: VOTE fool! Your LIFE does depend on it.
P.P.S: Oh yeah… yet another brand new set is streaming. Put an ear on it. It’s good.