The Hard Part

The hard part.
My skin has definitely thickened in the last year. I had to learn to deal with “no” although it doesn’t usually come in that form. The “No” can be silent but loud and clear. I’ve lost count of the empty promises, the “I Got You!”, the unreturned phone call/email/msg. But I learned early on that if I couldn’t handle the many no’s, I would never have received the many yes’s along the way. It’s tough, it can be brutal and downright painful but after awhile, you realize it’s just part of the game. You can either play the game and get good at it, play and lose miserably or simply get out of the game. I’m playing, learning and winning-that’s all there is to it!
Then there are the so-called haters, they come in many forms. Some set out to sabotage you, some hate you from a distance, and some smile in your face while yielding a very sharp knife behind their back. Whether they’re driven by jealousy, resentment or a genuine dislike, they are all around and they have multiplied since I released the CD. However, as ever present as they may be, they are a non-issue. I don’t have time to deal with people with ill intentions. I just keep one eye on them and continue to handle my business.
I tell everyone the same thing, the writing, rehearsals, and, the recording the project was definitely the easy part. It was fun. It was not work. But being an Indie Artist means you learn and apply the “business” of music all by yourself most of the time. That part was and is very difficult, time consuming and frustrating. Thanks to the Memphis Music Foundation, however (does this sound like a commercial?), I was equipped with the tools and education I needed to handle my business. Had they really told me what I was getting myself into, I might have chickened out but if I learned one thing about myself, it’s that I can be very savvy when put to task and that my passion for my music would continue to drive me to keep pressing.
That is all for now. Jam

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  • Anya

    Anya

    I love your CD and all of your music. Congratulations on a year "In the Sun" and may success follow you throughout year two :) Love one of your biggest fans!!!!! -AG

    I love your CD and all of your music. Congratulations on a year "In the Sun" and may success follow you throughout year two smile
    Love one of your biggest fans!!!!!
    -AG

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