Originally Posted by Sobia6464
And here folks, we have the reason that I don't do most things in life.
All seriousness, you have to get out there and enjoy yourself. Ironically, it seems those who go in search of fame and fortune never find it.
ahh yes, i can relate to this. Sometimes if you just ignore the fact that you want money, bitches, and guns n shit, and just focus on having fun, connecting with people in a genuine way, you may just find yourself surrounded by these dreams. The intention... is what Im careful with now. be specific... and be genuine for the fun. fuck all that money and fake fame shit... that changes people left and right.
this was a great thread... hope the swearing isnt much of an issue, I assume we are dealing with adults here so... my apologies if i offend. Marketing yourself is a science. anyone can do it... but your music has to be good, not perfect, but likable and enjoyable for people to listen to, "this music has to be heard" type attitude.
fanbase... what the hell is that? i used to have like three facebook, myspace, plurspace, and much more when it wasnt even as popular and i wish i was mature at the time to have had all my shit together but i wasnt... and time passed... i dont use anything social media really... im rather disconnected that way with the people of this earth. Im connected in a different way, and that proposes problems on its own.
I always thought just being there, in what ever was new, what was the talk of the town... that is where you want to be but not in the way where you are whoring yourself for vinyl contracts... let them come to you, kinda of attitude. besides your music is after all that good, and it must be heard.
shape your attitude for success... Ive been learning how others have done it in the industry from their interviews etc... and seeing how times have changed, we all possess the skills and tools to do it ourselves.
i used to have a small fan base of people i never met, never heard my music, etc... it was weird. i dont like being in the spot light, but have to change because im wanting to produce a product and sell it myself...
getting an llc is helpful, and what ive heard, getting about to make your own label at first can be helpful, if you have all your eggs made already and organized, ready for display, sale, and use. Some people have spent their whole lives improving their skills while performing, and some who practice till perfection before they are released into the wealth of possibility.
idk who I am... or what I do, I just want to make people dance and feel the things I have felt, and take them to the places I have been. To help them see the things I have seen. idk if that is possible...
how do I market that? a deep philosophical or spiritual experience, a realization, a connectedness of everything... ?