Monday, February 20, 2012
Less Talk & More Action
The one thing about this industry that continues to amaze me is the fact that all you really have to do is want something bad enough and for the most part, you can make it happen. We have all been talking about the state of the music industry and the lack, as most of us see it, of true talent being marketed. This is actually nothing new. In every generation there have been great artists that never rose to the top while other less talented artists took over the world. I've noticed that most people that have the talent and skills seem to lack the other intangibles such as drive, ambition and just refusal to take no for an answer. These people are long on talk and criticism but because they are talented, they almost feel entitled to something. While the less talented people already know that they are short on skills and they know they have to work harder than anybody. It is this work ethic that usually gets them to the top. I say to all of you today, it's time for less talk and more action. I know lots of great singers that stand idly by and criticize others singers' work. They say oh he or she has no talent, they sing out of tune, they use auto tune, I am better than they are. Well the reason you even know about them is because they chose to really pursue their career by releasing music for YOU to talk about. Maybe if we spent less time talking about other artists and spent more time working on getting our own music out to the world, then maybe the industry would be different. Don't get me wrong, I feel the frustration but action always speaks louder than words. You could be the greatest whatever that ever lived but if no one ever hears or sees you then it is as if you never existed. So it is vitally important that we change our focus from talking to doing. I don't particularly like auto tune stuff but I can't hate on the fact that those guys took what they had and made something positive out if it. They are selling millions of records while we sit by and talk about them. Let them do what they do and we need to be about the business of doing what we do and maybe they can look and listen to us and say, "Oh that's what you mean!". So let's get to work! Enjoy the journey.
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