05 Sep 2016
19. How to take control of your artistic career
For many of those with the smallest fan base the music industry may seem like one huge organisation conspiring to make you fail. You believe that you and your music is not worthy of success. This couldn’t be further from the truth. This belief stems from your paranoia that you have no control over the success of your career.
The truth is that you have as much control over your career as anyone else, it just depends how you perceive this control.
David or Goliath:
When you are an emerging artist your influence is small, very few people have heard of you and so your impact power is small. However you are nimble, you don’t have the burden of expectation from your peers. It’s easy to make lifestyle and creative changes without upsetting a lot of people.
When you are an established artist your influence is big, you are famous so your impact power is large. However you are burdened by your reputation and everyones expectation of you. It’s very hard to make lifestyle and creative changes without upsetting a lot of people.
As an emerging artist, you have ultimate control over your music. You are the envy of the famous artists. You have power, control and energy to do whatever the hell you like.