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Old 04-12-2015, 04:14 PM   #1
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How and why did todays real musicians are so famous and why i cant be
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:15 PM   #2
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You can be, you just probably won't be. The secret is lots of practice, preferably some connections, and a lot of luck.
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:44 PM   #3
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:48 PM   #4
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How and why did todays real musicians are so famous and why i cant be


Because they have something called GRIT.

http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2011/08/1...lculus-of-grit/


Wasting energy on whining will never get you anywhere so cut that shit out
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:48 PM   #5
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If you play music to get famous, and want to be worshiped by these ****ing sheep you are truly a lower life form. Something akin to a slug or worm. Go play pop music and wear flannel ******.

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Old 04-12-2015, 05:06 PM   #6
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If you play music to get famous, and want to be worshiped by these ****ing sheep you are truly a lower life form. Something akin to a slug or worm. Go play pop music and wear flannel ******.


As if catering to some unheard of niche instead was somehow more significant and honorable and meritable by default
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:30 PM   #7
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You miss the point entirely, your music should cater none. The minute you try to cater to anyone you become a sellout.
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:35 PM   #8
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Not necessarily. You should do for yourself, but some artists wish to overflow their messages and worldviews thru even bigger mediums Zarathustra style, because that's what they want to do.


'Selling out' may simply be a necessary step to achieve enough funding/awareness of your work. Check this out, for example:


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Old 04-13-2015, 06:13 PM   #9
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If you're a sell-out then you cater to your fans. Wait, never mind, that's a chef.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:27 AM   #10
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Yes sevs even catering to a fan is being a sell-out especially if you are just doing the same old shit to appease your fans because you're afraid of alienating them by doing whatever you want to do. I know you probably already know that, just clarifying.

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Old 04-14-2015, 06:26 PM   #11
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And if you want to cater to the WORLD, because EVERYONES your fan???

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Old 04-15-2015, 01:44 PM   #12
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Some bands have an energy that inevitably sells millions, makes them famous. Perfect example would be Nirvana. Kurt Cobain HATED being famous!!

Other bands are obviously just products, run like businesses to try and sell tickets. Is that wrong?

No, it's not. It can even produce good music.

If you're going to do that then don't pretend like you're some struggling artist. Justin Timberlake is someone I can respect. Do I listen to his music? No. But to me he is not out there pretending to be something he's not.

He's a pop star singing pop music and doing a pretty decent job of it. Hey, good for him.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:28 PM   #13
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Funny thing is Judas Priest is probably more commercial than Nirvana
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:10 AM   #14
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There is much False in this thread.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:31 AM   #15
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How and why did todays real musicians are so famous and why i cant be



This honestly makes zero fucking sense. Firstly, because your grammar sucks balls. Seriously, read this question out loud and tell me you don't sound ******ed.

Secondly, what do you mean by "real musicians?" 99.9999% of all "real musicians" dwell in obscurity. Metal music is hardly the genre that creates famous people who get hounded every day by photographers and such... that's left for the Bieber and Katy Perry. And if those people are your idea of "real musicians," then what in the hell are you doing on this forum?

As for why you can't be famous, well let me ask you this: What do you have to offer? You have any music? If so, is there anything unique about it? Do you have any strategies for marketing your music? Are you out playing every gig you can? Do you have a promoter or a manager? What are you doing to get your name out there? I'd venture to say that since you're on this forum asking such ******ed questions that you are probably doing none of these things. Also, if your main focus is "being famous," then good fucking luck, because you're in for a bumpy ride, dude. Fame doesn't come to those who chase it, but to those who follow their instincts and either do something completely new, or give a fresh take on something old.


Can we just close this stupid thread?


edit: UG is censoring retarded?

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Old 04-16-2015, 05:38 PM   #16
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^^ I know, that's ******ed! Lol
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Judas Priest hated being famous and touring. That's why they put in subliminal messages in their music telling fans to kill themselves - that way they could go back to their old jobs selling shoes (paraphrased from Bill Hicks - my hero)

Anyway, sell outs make the world go round. Plus, if we didn't have shit music that stupid people listen to, who would we look down upon??

We are the rockers, the metallers, the punkers, the head bangers and so on...let's just rock it out!

Getting famous requires a hell of a lot of luck and persistence, but about 90% luck.
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