Have you every had one of those Aha moments where everything finally becomes clear? Well, writer Lukas Camenzind of Music Think Tank dot com has had a few of those moments and put together the list below of those aha quotes that can help you with your bubbling music career.
#1“Stop promoting, start entertaining.” — Matt Colon (Manager of Steve Aoki)
#2 “If it’s not a hit, switch.” — Derek Sivers (Founder of CD Baby)
#3 “Don’t tell people you are broke. Guilting fans into buying your music never works.” — Ari Herstand (Musician, Blogger)
#4 “You should quit trying only after two conditions have been met: 1.) You’ve given yourself a legitimate shot. 2.) Trying is no longer fun.” — Terry Rossio (Screenwriter)
#5 “Give it a minute!” — Louis C.K. (Comedian)
#6 “To help with knowing if you’re good or not, you need a mentor.” — Alex Day (Musician)
#7“People who cost too much: manager, lawyer, publicist, label, music publisher.” — Roger McNamee (Musician, Venture Capitalist)
#8 “You don’t ask, you don’t get.” — Steve Rennie (Manager of Incubus)
#9 “Your music will always be new to someone, so keep spreading the word about your previous releases, even after you’ve put something new out.” — Chris Robley (Musician, CD Baby Blog)
#10 “Don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do.” — Jed Carlson (Co-Founder of ReverbNation)
#11 “Remember the Bob Dylan rule: it’s not just a record, it’s a movement.” — Seth Godin (Author, Entrepreneur)
#12 “It’s a privilege to play music fora living. Even more, it’s a privilege to have an audience. Respect that.” — Bob Lefsetz (Music Business Consultant, Blogger)
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