Denny Strickland is one of the rising stars in the world of music. He is known for combining R&B music with country vibes, creating some unique songs that have really captured people’s attentions. His song, I Got the Sauce, has become incredibly popular, and the man has 30,000 active listeners on Spotify. “I like to cross the barriers and combine genres to create something good,” he says.
The song released in May 2020 and has become quite popular. Here are some major mistakes that he would want you to avoid when writing music.
Believing Yourself Better Than Others Keeps You from Succeeding With Your Music
Leave the ego for when you are already famous, for when you really have thousands of followers that guarantee that you do things well (musically speaking). Meanwhile, it is a mistake to discredit, or belittle, the effort and dedication of other artists who are fighting like you to defend their works.
You have to be smart, instead of creating bad vibes between similar bands, at the end of the same city, encourage camaraderie, try to bring these groups together to organize things together, to create a brainstorm that brings you closer to all the bands local to wider audiences.
You will be able to organize bigger bowling, multiply the audience for concerts, capture the attention of the media, and draw the attention of professionals who are working in different areas within the music industry.
That is what it is about, creating, not isolating yourself from the rest.
The Fear Of Failure Separates You From Succeeding With Your Music.
It is normal that when you are creating your own musical style, you hear a great new song, and you say to yourself, I would have liked to write it myself. Or that you think, that maybe I should start composing more songs of that style. Don’t worry, all of us who write songs have had those doubts.
And if you are one of those who brag about the great sound of their band, but who in private fear that things will not turn out as well as you would like, also, in both cases, I tell you, there is nothing to fear. In the worst case, failure is not the end, it is surely a new musical beginning, of something already, more consolidated.
There is nothing to fear in this show business.
99% of musical artists who have succeeded have succeeded after “failing” with other projects. For this reason, I would like you to erase the word FAILURE from your mind, replace it better with LEARNING.
Focus on joining with other national bands to start creating a better future for everyone, to succeed with your music, and it will be the general public, the one that values, and tells you, if you are doing things well, or you should change something, evolve …
Not Investing Financially In Your Project Distances You From Succeeding With Your Music.
If you are one of those who thinks that your music will make its way through the world on its own, due to its excellent quality, it will surely be due to the continuous bombardment of professional promotion and marketing campaigns, which are so well done, and aimed at your audience, that people no longer know how to distinguish fiction from reality. Let me explain, no one becomes famous overnight by uploading a crappy video to YouTube, there is no street musician who was discovered by a genius in the music industry who magically catapulted him to the top of the world, etc.
All these are very well orchestrated Marketing campaigns that seek to encourage word of mouth by exaggerating to the extreme a situation that could be real, or not. What matters here is that you believe it, and tell your family about it by adding a little more color, if possible. Now, one thing does not take away from the other, even if they are very well orchestrated strategies they would not reach anything if there was not a really talented artist behind.
The talent exists, the artist is real, and the investment of money by himself, or his manager, or his label, too.