STAYING POWER (Read time 0:47)
Staying Power is real power. Why? Because it proves to us that you’re reliable and that you’re in it for the long haul, not just the quick take. It shows us that you’re committed to keeping us as fans, readers, followers and customers, and that you’ll do anything to make it right for us—to make it great for us—to give us such an extraordinary experience that we simply must share it, spread it, and push it out there.
However, while your marketing team (or your partner) is trying to figure out how to sell it, someone has to be in the studio or down the hall re-inventing, re-writing, re-working and improving it—and developing future releases. Why? Because you happen to be an artist, an entrepreneur, alive on the planet at a time when your fans, your followers and your customers are now anticipating a constant stream of superior products, outrageous service and awesome entertainment. And if you don’t give it to them, they have the entire world in the palm of their hand where they can find it. And find it they will.
If you expect your tribe to continually re-experience your art and spread the word, then you need to provide them with a consistent flow of quality work that matters.
You are in this for the long haul, right?
That's way the btesest answer so far!
|Posted By Lydon Keith|
| Oh hell yeah I am |
I'm in it for life !!!!!
|Posted By Eric Giroux|
| Staying Power |
Once again thankyou for your thoughts J.M.D I always say remember "never ever give up"
|Posted By Rich Pulin|
| New Music |
Greetings! Entering my sixth decade as a professional musician, five of the six as a songwriter/studio arranger-producer, my passion for writing continues to grow and flourish.....so much so, that Gary Grant, the studio trumpet-laureate of LA, and I have invented a new genre (Celestial...we know a celestial genre exists, but its totally different in substance and composition).I've written two pieces for the release of the first celestial cd....We do all of the other genre's too.... The first 52 years went by pleasantly, sometimes spectacularly, and others less spectacularly! And to think, the best lies directly ahead!
|Posted By The Whale|
| Here In America |
The Long Haul. OMG. I wrote my 1st song in 84 it's the title of my new CD Here In America. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thewhale1 That's almost 28 years in the making and now I get to promote and market. Oh Boy! The songs are very timely and paint a vivid picture of our present sociopolitical ship of state. Got Freedom? The inspiration that put me on this path was so overwhelming that I have overcome every obstacle in my path thus far. I've learned to sing, play instruments, engineer recordings, mix, do graphic design, edit videos, self publish, realize who my friends are and who's not. Today's an other day and theres work to do. I'm in it for the long haul. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thewhale1
|Posted By Rachel|
| Love the bus picture..! |
Stayin...til the sun don't shine...
|Posted By Natasha James|
| LONG HAUL |
This should be the starting point of any successful approach, not too mention it is endemic to any creative endeavour paired to a focussed objective. Nice.
|Posted By Paula Maya|
| STAYING POWER |
Yes! I thought for a moment that I was done. Almost 30 years of being a professional musician. Because of disappointments in the music business, and in my personal life, I was willing to let it go, if it wished to. But it came back to me even stronger.
|Posted By Kingvegas|
| The Long Haul... |
Thanks for the wisdom! I find myself at odds balancing production, promotion, performance and life. The life of an artist (entrepreneur) requires just as much time and effort to pursue as any other vocation but requires self-directed effort to actually get things done. Without the physical and organizational structure of a brick and mortar the temptation to get up late, loaf and procrastinate can be great. How can we be our own best boss and achieve greatness?
|Posted By Michele Hartooth|
| Long Haul |
Eye opener--What an eye opener, Michael. My career has been all about "I want to produce one great song." And now you tell me I have to stay on the road of great- ness, wow. This raises the bar, doesn't it? Thanks for the inspiration!
|Posted By Laurie St. John|
| Challenged! |
I'm really challenged by this blog Michael. It stirs me up and expands my thinking. I know you're right, but I feel the resistance all through my body when I think about the "long haul."
|Posted By Robert Bothwell|
| Longevity |
YES! I am in this for the long haul. However I am challenged by the thought of producing extraordinary work consistently. I can produce extraordinary work most of the time, but EVERY time?