Are You Getting Paid to Criticize?
By Tim Sweeney
In my estimate, people lose 5-10 hours a week criticizing everything from the economy, the President, their job, the people in their life and even other artists. None of this does any good. The economy is not going to magically change to where you will become better off over night, every President is the same, they will do some good and a lot of stupid things. Your job isn’t going to get better unless you change it and the people in your life who bitch and moan are there because you allow them to be.
So what does this have to do with your music? Everything! The media will always pay attention to someone who is getting a lot of it in their market. Live venues are actually paying more these days but only to local artists who know what the venue wants and how to properly market themselves. Focus on building relationships with your new and old fans based upon value instead of complaining.
We live in a time when everyone constantly complains, expects to get a hand out for not working and finds it easier to blame others for their lack of effort. The simple rule in life has always been, those who focus on themselves and helping others will get the attention they want and the benefits they deserve. Complaining isn’t going to get you farther down the road. A well thought out evolving plan of action and making use of the lost 5-10 hours every week will.
Let me know if I can help,
*** A friend of mine told me he wanted to accomplish at least one great thing with his life. He recently passed away. Since he registered as an organ donor, 32 people’s lives were saved or made better because of him. Please recycle yourself and register to become an organ donor.