If you want people to help you level up, make sure you return the favor. Pay it forward and help others do the same. Set the benchmark high. If we collectively pull on the lever, we all move up.
I first started writing music 10+ years ago because I despised the bureaucratic process of gigging. Writing music was my outlet and alternative avenue to reach audiences, more often than not larger than the rooms I would have played to. However, the motive changed when I started to recognize the uniqueness in the work I was doing. Ultimately, I started to write my path forward instead of music that would land me the one-off gig. The point? You have a choice to either write for someone or something that will provide a brief moment in the spotlight or you can choose to write your adventure of what you will ultimately become…..I would choose the latter.
Never be bullied or backed into a corner. Don’t capitulate. If you’re right and crazy enough to believe in your work, stand up and move up.
A studio control room needs precise and measured dimensions for accurate placement. Doing the work to ensure clarity, detail, and perspective makes our work that much easier. Developing an enduring mindset to exist on even footing, above the noise, is our way of improving signal clarity and strength. Like a good monitoring system for an accurate and detailed sound stage, the dimensions of our social constructs should allow for a propitious and developed sense of clarity.
Love the work you do without insecurity and you’ll have compassion for others who don’t care to understand.
Selling is effective communication. Whether or not you like it, you need to effectively communicate your work. Never assume that self-belief alone is enough. You have to believe in your work and above all else, prove the belief.
Time doesn’t stop, it doesn’t get stuck, it doesn’t rewind. As a finite being taking our momentary place on the transfinite road, we’re against the clock to ensure our work surpasses the finite.