Get Rid of Music Business Failure Once and for All

Get Rid of Music Business Failure Once and for All

“Love your experiments (as you would an ugly child). Exploit the liberty in casting your work as beautiful experiments, iterations, attempts, trials, and errors. Take the long view and allow yourself the fun of failure every day.” -Bruce Mau.

These are words of wisdom from the celebrated graphic designer, Bruce Mau. He knows the secret to keeping things creative and innovative while pushing the boundaries of change in his industry.

How do you view your creative and music business failures? Do you think of them as your own ‘ugly children’ and love them anyway or do you allow them to sabotage your creative flow? We all know this all too well but few acknowledge the fact that most insight and revelations come from failure not success. So count all the things you’ve been learning about music through your experiments of music production, recording, creating, mixing, mastering and let yourself have some fun!

Your music business can be as creative as your music. Keep that ‘F’ word in check and remember, we are to play music, not ‘work’ music – especially in music business. I know when you get serious about your message and art form, you tend to forget that. If your latest “hit” actually turned into a “flop” then you’ve discovered what you shouldn’t be doing and trust me, you’re that much closer to the pursuit of what you should be doing.

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This is one of the better article i saw in months.
Good work

….if I let every disappointment get me down I would have quit long ago, I try and look at experimenting as a fun thing, if no-one likes what I do, so what, I do, and that’s all that matters, I have done every genre of music basically, rock, performing in bands, acoustic, folk, progressive jazz and now hip-hop (my current favorite), all the tumbles and falls brought me to where I am today, more content and well rounded…at 47 it is refreshing to watch others have the dream and to just be there to help them along…keep the positive articles coming………………

You put into words what I’ve been doing with my music since I started recording. Making music is more important to me than having someone like it. That would be great, but it never motivated me to create.

I would love to experiment and work on my weaknesses so that I can learn from mistake/failure and make the best out of my failure to turn it into success.But sometimes I enjoy to jugde myself but only to discover I was killing my creativity and seems I’m getting far from my doing what I love to do best.