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Are you a Follower or Leader in the Music Industry?

“The function of the creative artist consists of making laws, not in following laws already made” (Ferruccio Busoni)

There are two types of songwriters, music producers and artists: The follower and the leader.
The Follower: Will work very hard to write what is the hottest trend, write about familiar subjects that are commonly heard on the radio or in music, produce similar sounding productions or emulate different styles of music.

The Leader: Will intuitively look beyond the norm, push boundaries, will listen for what is not heard, will analyze and change up things with a driving passion, will shoot to be a trendsetter and will take risks with the results ending in either things really great or really whack.

Being a follower or leader is not wrong, just different – each role has its purpose and place. Not everyone is supposed to be a leader and not everyone is supposed to be a follower. However, when you find out which one you are, it will help you determine how to network and who you need in your circle to achieve your goals. So which one are you?

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Are you a Follower or a Leader in the Music Industry?

1) If you are a follower, you like to keep busy, you may like someone else doing the research and giving you direction. You might enjoy being creative in the process of projects. It would be easier for you to be a studio engineer, make beats or write songs. When networking, people who have a lot of ideas, who run a label or who like promotion and marketing would be great relationships for your goals.

2) If you are a leader, you have tons of ideas, you may find many people always asking you questions or for your opinion, you might like to do many things at once, you tend to ‘get things started’ in a group setting and it won’t matter the topic of starting or running a label, studio, selling beats or writing songs, you’ll find a way to get it all done and manage to not get bogged down.

There are a lot of resources about the roles of being a follower or leader. These are just a few basic characteristics. Keep in mind that you can be a leader in a certain area and a follower in another – they can definitely overlap.

In summary, there is creativity and new rules to make in each role. Figure out and enjoy which one you are, network where you can, work towards staying in your strengths and enjoy the process along the way to achieve your goals in the music industry.

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Blocked Creativity Equals Creativity Lost Forever

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. (Martha Graham)

…How many times has a hook, a song idea, or a poetic/song’etic mood come to being and thoughts of ‘I don’t have time’ or I’ll do it later’ flood your mind? Would we truly realize how many ‘great’ songs we were capable of if we wrote ‘every single one’ that came to mind? Maybe. Maybe not – but we will never know…

Do not block or deny your unique voice but instead, let it be heard in your mind and on paper whenever and wherever inspiration strikes…
Just get it out, you can always finish is later. If not, blocked creativity equals creativity lost forever.

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You are Closer to Music Success than you Think

“Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” (Meister Eckhart)

Being creative, writing, performing, music business, and doing what you love seem to be the 1st things to give up in times of trouble. It can take forever to accomplish dreams & goals when you continually lose sight & balance in your day-to-day life.

As a creative artist, you must remember to keep functioning as if the ‘light’ has never stopped shining. The goal is to not pretend the ‘darkness’ does not exist. This will blind you from the sorrows of procrastination that lurk in the shadows… but instead, boldly walk through the ‘darkness’ with a torch that shines the vision of your dreams and goals that will ultimately lead to your music success.

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1) When it gets dark, keep it simple, get some alone time and take a break.
2) Do something that you love, something you may tell yourself ‘I don’t have time for this’.
3) Take small steps to keep yourself busy. Build momentum with small accomplishments.

Keep your torch alive, keep dreaming when times are challenging. Not only will you stay motivated, you’ll also realize you’re a lot closer than you thought.

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