MusicThoughts

a quiet place to think about music

The problem facing you as an artist is the degree to which you are willing to alter your art, if required, to stay within the current bounds of the loop.

First time out, no problem. You create something. People like it or they don't, and it really doesn't matter which way the dice tumble, so long as you are now out of the closet as an artist.

The real problem enters when you have finally put together a piece of art that a lot of people like; that day when you achieve "success." Like it or not, you have also become a brand. An identity. Score twice in the same category and you've virtually tattooed it across your forehead.

The marketing superstructure that automatically surrounds commercial success will bring pressure against trying anything new.
Connor Freff Cochran