Here’s a little manifesto for the independent original artists out there. Don’t try to copy other artists. Be original. Be you. Trying to copy others is pointless in the long run as why would anyone want a copy if they can have the real thing? If your desire is to be in a successful covers band, that is a different story altogether.
This does not mean you cannot be influenced by others, just the opposite. Most of the great rock n’ roll music has its roots in blues and country music of the past. Music is an ever evolving thing and so it should be. What I mean, is don’t try to be the next AC/DC, thats already being done. But you can be influenced by their music and create something completely new. It is hardly ever that the copycats build a long lasting career in music.
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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