On the road to success, we map out plans and make goals in which we give our all to achieve, but what happens when life gets in the way, or for the sake of this blog, “the process” gets in the way and we feel as if it’s a set back pushing us further away from our end goal. It is imperative that we learn to fully embrace these obstacles because it is vital to our individual growth. A quote I once read that truly resonated with me says “To trust the process, wholly, completely, is to not need to know what is unfolding or why, but to simply be here in the present to experience it.”
I recently attended a symposium for singers/songwriters centered around how to make money as a songwriter. The panel included an A&R, a representative from a publishing royalty company (PRO) and a YouTube aggregation service professional. In the room were a few dozen hopefuls seeking to learn something from these industry professionals that could unlock the magic of a career as a songwriter. As the moderator made her closing statements she asked the panel to share any final advice on making money as a songwriter. The A&R's response: "Focus on making a hit."
Each year, thousands of hopefuls spend time, energy and money traveling to audition cities to get their chance to defy the odds and get the ‘golden ticket.’ A ticket that is supposed to grant them access to their lifelong dream of becoming a recording artist. However, more often than not, the only result is a fleeting period of social media likes and comments. Here is why you may want to reconsider auditioning for a competition show: