Music is a profession. But it can also be a hobby. And not the other way around. You don’t have to feel guilty when you work with music, on the contrary, it’s a pretty great thing, because it’s good for both the makers and the listeners. Should it still be about a mentoring function, such as that of a vocal coach, as I am, among other things, I can only say that every little moment of perception and development that my dear vocalists experience, me filled with infinite joy and feels magical again and again. And by the way, I’m built pretty close to the water, so I often shed a few tears in the process. Now you know that too. If at some point we do a session together and you catch me with a handkerchief in my hand, you know: that is a compliment to you and has absolutely nothing to do with despair. Moving on to the next phrase: you have to be discovered and made famous in order to be successful with music. So, if you ask me, I think that in terms of a professional career, it is essential that you come up with a targeted and efficient visibility and development strategy in order to give others the opportunity to be perceived as artists and then to check whether Finding harmony with interest and added value. But you don’t need to be discovered for that. If you apply this line of thought to any industry for illustration, you realize relatively quickly that it somehow makes no sense in general. Imagine that over time you develop an extraordinary pleasure in cars, find out about everything and count the days until you can get your driver’s license. But you are told that after you have your driver’s license you cannot pursue a profession with your passion for a long time, because someone has to come first who will notice your interests and confirm you in them. By investing in your idea or business model because you don’t want to do it yourself or you may not want to take the economic risk. If it were so, we would certainly be missing a lot of great companies and exciting products. And maybe songs too. But back to the prejudices: musicians are just chilling out, they are waiting for inspiration. They don’t have a regular daily routine or big plan, their success is left to the muse because creativity cannot be forced. So that you cannot plan certain artistic processes exclusively objectively and that stress in general is quite counterproductive for all people for any development, is somehow the only thing I can halfway save from the nonsense of before. You can’t force creativity, but you can encourage it, support it and, over time, wake it up again and again, assess it better and structure it a little so that, for example, certain songwriting or production processes can be assessed more and more precisely. And here we come to the next point: the structure. Personally, I cannot imagine a successful professional musician who does not assess, prioritize, schedule and allocate his tasks accordingly. Reliability and punctuality are important in all professions, right? Can you think of a job that is not the case? How would the last example feel to you if it were about a different area? I’m trying to imagine how a civil engineer can really chill on the construction site, for example. Well, it’s done when it’s done. And you would still have to look, depending on how he feels, because he doesn’t yet know exactly what the building should really look like. Hmmmm. So, if something makes little sense in a different professional context, I don’t really see why it should be so much different in the musical field of all things. Because music is a profession and a calling at the same time. The word profession is included twice. If that is not to be taken seriously. What do you think about it? Have you ever heard similar prejudices? I would be very happy to hear or read from you. You are welcome to send me your thoughts on this via email or social media. And if you like, if you haven’t already, let’s connect right away, a nice new friendship could soon develop.
In intensity, yours INTENSIA