Tell your story. This again took me a long time to understand, so I want you to be thinking this as early as possible. Your story is the most powerful tool you will ever have. So figure out your story. Write it down. Who you are as a musician and how did you get here? Your story will be the basis of your brand as an artist. Your story will be the thing people will associate with.
Never under-estimate the power of a good story. By telling my story first, people relate better not only to me, but my songs as well. And obviously you should be telling stories in your songs as well.
If you are banking on your music being the only thing that connect you with people, you are set for a very long road, that probably will get you nowhere. So start telling your story.
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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