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Follow Your Passion

September 24, 2013

Do what you do because it’s what you love.  

Make the music you want to make because you’re passionate about it.  

Wear as little or as much of your influence on your sleeve as you desire.

But don’t get pissed, defensive or angry if it doesn’t resonate well with the audience!

There’s a fine line to walk to between making music for others and for yourself and I firmly believe you should do whatever floats your boat because if the band isn’t happy with the art they’re putting out into the world it shows. The audience wants to see the band having the time of their life and loving what they do and unfortunately if you’re playing music you don’t enjoy it can be difficult to fake (unless of course you are making buckets of dirty pop music money).

The truth is that regardless of how many people embrace or understand what you’re doing it is paramount that YOU love what you are doing. And if you don’t it is probably time to switch it up. Passion is a driving, motivating force and you should always be passionate about your art whether as a hobby or a small business. However if it is a small business than perhaps you need to accept the reality of taking others opinions into consideration.

At the end of the day you need to accept that your odds of “making it” are slim, so it’s better you embrace your passion than ignore it.

Josh

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2013 3:25 PM

    I think it is also good to be well rounded! Musicians these days are business people, sound engineers, and more! Diversify your skill set and you can do what you love in many areas of the Music Community! 🙂

    • September 24, 2013 4:21 PM

      Excellent Point! Be passionate about anything aspect of the industry you are in! (And in life in general)

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