One thing i’ve noticed about songwriters, artists, musicians, is that we’re mostly a disfunctional people.
Not only that but we have fairly large ego’s. Again, i say we, because i fit the bill too… However i’ve learned that around most other music makers this is a fine and generally accepted attitude.
But look, and you might not like it, but im going to tell it like it is… I think once you are really able to get over this slighly irrational arrogance, you will understand that although you are gifted and talented… Thinking about your music like a business in terms of the actual value you are providing to people, may need to be assessed.
This can and probably does sound harsh, but just because you are good at your instrument, does not mean you are god’s gift to earth and it will not pay the bills unless you are approach your music as a service you are providing. Look at how you can provide value for other people, rather than complain about why you cannot make any money because you are so amazing, and people just don’t get it.
Please don’t take this as a rant or a bashing of any sort. What i want you to think about is this…
They say that the amount of money you make is directly proportional to the amount of value you provide in goods or service. Assess this, how can you increase the value you provide to people’s lives?