I find the landscape of this instant music phenom becoming more ridiculous and time consuming. I’m from the old school. You get with the producer, sketch out the music theme and line up, session with the engineers and turn it over to be cooked and gone.
Presently I have to then get the music uploaded to the distributors, and blast the net saying that I’ve finished a piece. Immediately it becomes yet another mp3 blast on some cloud and I get hit with someone making the same announcement regarding their work. It wears me completely out.
The creativity is drained by sheer overload of social posting and blurbs. The inevitable balancing act ensues. Choose to actually make decent music, or spend hours just talking about it. wow
There’s rarely been a time that I haven’t heard the sky is falling. It’s the mantra of a fear based mindset. Those same folks use expressions like “the powers that be”. Who are these mysterious entities we give so much credit to? Faceless all powerful brokers of what is relevant.
I for one am not feeling it. No mysterious force can govern you without the complete surrender of your common sense. Sounds naive maybe but, I live it. Take your craft to heart and realize most artist whom are revered now, died broke or insane. Once you recognize that maybe your creativity is self expressive and not for subjective public scrutiny, a calm will cross you. Just play, paint, photograph whatever. See the sky as an infinite canvas as opposed to a ceiling vulnerable to gravity. Or simply put greed. Without vanity, be accountable to the craft period.