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DEVELOP A REALISTIC OUTLOOK BY IGNORING THE MEDIA HYPE

Copyright © 2014 By Bobby Borg

 

Don’t be blinded by all of the media hype or glamor you see and hear in music videos, magazines, and news shows. The expensive houses and yachts and the care-free attitudes and overnight success stories are often spun to make it look like the music business is an easy path to the good times. The truth is that these “riches” that artists flaunt are often leased, loaned, advanced, or purchased via other businesses and investments just to “look the part.” What’s more, sometimes these “tokens of success” are even procured through illegal activities. Hey, I’m just being real! Even after getting a record deal and securing a professional team, it can still take a long time before the real money ends up in artists’ pockets and life becomes smooth sailing, if that ever happens at all.

            By developing a realistic outlook, you’ll be better prepared for what may lie ahead and more accepting of this wonderful and crazy business of music. You’ll understand that it could take a great deal of time and money honing your professional skills, writing songs and developing your style, recording and releasing your own albums, promoting your career and building a fanbase, and putting up with a great deal of rejection just to get ahead. Even after these sacrifices, you’ll know that your big break may never come. But you’ll be okay with that. You’ll know deep down inside that the true talents of music lived and breathed their art with no thoughts of ever turning back, and that this determination and tenacity for your craft and career is precisely what is required of you. So just get real! Focus on the realities of the business, not the fairy tales.

 

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