"What advice or suggestions would you give to an aspiring Artist?" is a frequently asked question, and a loaded one at that. Welp, truth be told I don't have the answers, if I did I'd be Taylor Swift or Lady Gaga, or maybe I would have found success faster... or at least more of it... but what I do have is my own experience and more of it then sometimes I acknowledge... and a level of success I can be grateful for... maybe at moments content with, but not complacent with... I never will be. So what I hope to share with you is my own personal insight based upon my own personal journey along this windy path of dream chasing...
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I have been thinking about this post for quite some time... it was particularly prompted at the start of the summer as I was approached on the issue on my facebook page by a few girls that were looking to try out for American Idol... Well they didn't make it, as most don't... they were discouraged and disappointed, feeling rejected (first tip: get used to the feeling) and wondering what to do next... Again, I'm not sure I have the answer, but I have some ideas, and I told them I would post a blog about it, so as promised, here we go. Seeing as I have been working at this thing for nearly a decade now (wow), this post could get long, too long, therefore I have decided to break it up into a series of posts over the next few months:
1.) THE GOODS: Talent, Desire, Identity
2.) DEVELOPMENT: you've got the goods, make them gooder
3.) THE SONGS: Your strongest asset
4.) THE STAGE: Prove it.
5.) ROLLER COASTER: Enduring the emotional ride
6.) WHAT DO YOU WANT: Expectations and Realities
7.) WORK WHILE YOU WAIT: The art of Proactive Patience
8.) GETTING OUT THERE: Find your audience and your opportunities
9.) GETTING SERIOUS: Time for management, label, attorney etc. It's about relationships...
10.) KEEP GOING: Remember, you love it!
First post up tomorrow: The Goods