Ever heard the expression “fake it until you make it?” This is something you should forget about in the music business. Trying to bluff it won’t get you far. People in the business have seen it all over and over again. An email from someone trying to convince me that they are the big shot, when in real life they are just some one eager to try anything, can be smelled from miles away. There are much better chance to get an answer to an honest Email explaining your own inexperience, than trying to pretend to be something you’re not.
The same goes with your music. It needs to come from your heart. It needs to be something you understand. And you need to understand where the music originates. Nothing worse than someone trying to play reggae when they only have heard few tracks from Bob Marley.
Be authentic, be who you are, be genuinely interested in what you do, and it will become infectious. And when it does, that’s when you will start to see momentum.
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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