When I licensed my very first song back in 2002, I got
rather lucky. I submitted a few songs to
the person who would become my publisher for over a decade. My publisher passed on my original batch of
songs saying she had no need for them.
So I went back to the drawing board, booked some more studio time and
recorded one new pop song I had written.
It was sort of in the vein of John Mayer/Train etc. It was a really catchy song and was well
produced. I sent it to my publisher and she loved...
So I used to play in a band with this guy who, well, has
turned out to be quite a bit more successful than I am as a musician, at least
in the commercial sense. When I see my
former band mate doing the rounds on the morning talk show circuit talking
about his new CD and his upcoming tour with another major recording artist, I’m
happy for him. I truly am. But I’d be lying If I said that I didn’t also
have a little twinge of jealousy.
There’s a small part of me that wishes that was ...
I write a lot about redefining your sense of success in
the music business. However I want to be
clear, I want everyone, myself included, to be as successful as possible in our
endeavors. I want you all to make as
much money as you can from music and have your music reach as many people as
possible. I know from experience that
when you become overly concerned with the outcome, in any pursuit, it becomes
harder to enjoy the process and the journey.
The road to success in the music business...