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Success And Stuff Nobody Tells You

19 Sep

NOTE: I contradict myself from one month to the next, either in my actions or my words. So be wary of that fact, that I’m a human who says one thing and then does another while believing something opposite… (See my last post for clarification) At some point I messed up and started putting all [...]

Dear Artists: Knock Out The Middlemen

29 Mar

Or since they are an entity of millions of people that you can’t knock out, metaphorically tell them to fuck off. This is going to sound like a manifesto, probably, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time and was too afraid to post it.  Hence the long silence. Which is exactly [...]

How Do You Put Yourself Out There When You’re Already Out There?

8 Feb

What does “put yourself out there” mean for artists? We make music, something supposedly so intimate and containing so much of ourselves, and we put it up on the internet hoping the public will come to it, so how could we put ourselves out there any more than that? Music is one of the only [...]

Waiting to be Picked: When Making Good Stuff Isn’t Enough

17 Jan

“I’m good so I shouldn’t have to give my work away for free” or “I’m good so I should probably be giving my work away for free.” It’s a bummer, because it’s not even a question of wether you give your songs away for free or sell them.  Selling songs doesn’t even make much money, [...]

Giving Your Work Away For Nothing

27 Nov

For a good long time there has been this idea that if you give your stuff away for free it will find more people, and those people will find their way back to you and if it’s good, then eventually labels will be knocking down your door. Or is that not the way you picture [...]