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Hunter Kowald: How to be a music artist:
By far the most important skill to have if you wish to become successful with anything is ATTITUDE. An old Chinese proverb once said, "90% of the journey towards success is over once you have stepped outside your front door." The reason many people fail, is because they'd rather stay in and watch the TV.
Of course, that first step outside is a philosophical one. As a musician or songwriter, you spend the vast majority of your time being creative. If you think that writing a great song, or playing an instrument well, is the hardest part of being a successful artist, you are wrong.
Despite all the skills you need to know and perfect in order to make your music shine, these pale into insignificance compared with the hard work and other skills you will need to learn in order to record, market and sell your art successfully.
No matter how talented you may be, the chances that you will become famous or a celebrity in the field of music is slim to none. We are talking about a world of 6.5 BILLION people, and how many are actually famous singers or musicians? Think about that for a minute. The first thing you need to do is really decide: do you want to be a MUSIC ARTIST, or do you want to be a FAMOUS MUSICIAN. Those are not the same thing, and although the chances of getting fame are increased if you are successful as a music artist, they are 2 different things.
Most people our drawn to the music business with the lure of sex, fame and money, the rest just love music. Regardless of whether you are the former or the latter you do need to realize that success does not come easy, there will be a lot of hard work and difficult times ahead but with the right attitude and the proper motivation even the hard times can be fun. Sure nobody is going to be throwing their underwear at you before you've even sold a track and theirs definitely not going to be any sex in the champagne room when you can't even get into the club but rest assur