Why You Need to be Nimble with your Music Career Goals
It’s a cool humid night in October as me and an artist are riding down Westheimer in Houston, TX on our way to a Whataburger. She doesn’t have a budget to book out a studio or pay for production but feeding the guy that’s making her record is the next best thing. We grab our food in the drive through and head to our next destination. On the way there she artist finally asks me, “why are we having the session at your homeboy’s spot instead of yours?” I then explained to her how my iMac had died from a thunderstorm and I forgot to hook it up to a surge protector. When the lights went out, it caused a short in my computer killing the logic board. Luckily, the session files were safe and so going over to my friend’s apartment to record would allow us to finish the song. His setup wasn’t much different than mine so finishing the vocals and mixing would be pretty easy.
Situations like this happen all the time for artists and it’s going to happen to you at some point. Your car breaks down, apartment gets flooded, the budget is blown by some unexpected circumstance, etc. You have to be willing to accept the situation so that you can adapt and make quick adjustments. There are hundreds of stories about how people had lost everything and found their way back. It’s not luck or a science, it just being willing to get the job done by other means. If your goal is sell 10,000 more units or achieve 4 million streams and you don’t have a way of getting that done. Find one. It’s that simple. Allowing your mind to be creative is how success is made. A true hustler, or problem solver if that’s more fitting, allows themselves to be nimble enough to come up with a solution on the fly. Making things complicated allows you to have room for excuses and in this business excuses cost money, time, and opportunities.
Don’t let a broke computer stop you from finishing that record or anything else. Remember, your success is all on you.