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Posted on Mar 05, 2014 12:46 pm
Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weiman touched on an interesting subject of making it in the music industry, insisting that in order to reach success, having an entrepreneurial spirit comes as a crucial point.
Chatting with Soundwave TV, Ben explained, "Even if you do have a manager, you still have to be savvy enough and think like an entrepreneur in order to succeed, you have to."
Focusing on the essence of the message he's trying to convey, Weiman added, "You can be a true uncompromising artist and still make a business out of it. I wake up every day and don't feel like I'm going to work. You know, I wake up every day and create. And I'm doing what I feel like I was put on this earth to do and that's just such an amazing thing.
"But I do think there's a responsibility with that," the guitarist pointed out. "I really believe that creating - I don't wanna get all serious - but like, let's get serious for a second. I really feel like a true artist should be like a parent and should give birth to ideas for the right reasons - to express emotions with people that you feel like you're on the same page with. Like having a child that will be birthed into the world with a best possible chance of making an impact on the world."
Dillinger Escape Plan are currently busy touring and promoting their latest studio effort "One of Us Is a Killer." You can check out the full chat below.