Hink wrote:4damind wrote:A interesting article I've found with very good and helpful points to be more successful as an artist.
may I ask what your definition of a successful artist is?
Regularly releases with a good quality level - and this doesn't mean a song every year! IMO a good idea is to finish enough tracks so you could release a album every year. This includes some additional tracks which will be sorted out because they don't fit the style, are not good enough etc. You know that most of this successful artists having a lot more songs but only releasing a small part of this. If you play live or you are hired for other things this if course different because you will not have enough studio time. But many of them composing also in the hotel room, the air plane etc.
A growing fanbase, air plays (radio stations, played by other people like DJs, public events etc).
You can also be successful with producing for other artists or for film/movie so I would not include "live gigs".
IMO there is a difference between a successful artist and a commercial successful artist. You can have success but will not have (many) sales or no interest to sell your music.
The interesting thing is that some of this points I heard also from other "professional" producers. They don't wait for inspiration or if the mood is right. They having studio time and time for administrative things. They do a lot of things to market and sell their work etc.
"Amateur Artists never finish their work" it's the same like " Finish what you start. Always." (this statement is from another guy of the "six golden producer rules")
I'm not sure with "Amateur artists are often so busy reading books and attending workshops that they rarely have any time to create art." I don't think that a lot of people are so busy with workshops and stuff. Maybe it's more true that a lot of people are often so busy because of visiting internet forums
Anyway there are some good ideas.