Music means many things to different people and there are so many reasons why people listen to music. While some musicians do careful planning and acquire enough training before venturing into music career. Some just jump into it without adequately preparing for the challenges and pressures involved in becoming a musician and that accounts for the reasons why many such people do not last long in the industry. Being a musician is more than just singing. When a musician is going into the studio to make music and he or she brings the product to the public, the acceptance of such music is very important.
If the reverse is the case, then you’ve got problems that may or may not include living in your parents’ basement and flipping burgers at McDonalds. Acceptability can be based on so many factors, but whatever genre of music you choose as your niche, you should decide from the onset whether you want to just entertain the masses, or if you want your music to carry some kind of message to the world. If you are in it only for the money, you could choose to just entertain, which could land you on a ‘One Hit Wonder’ list if Satan hates you.
Or you could refuse to accept cultural norms and be that artists that does more than just sing. People will still talk about decades after you are gone: Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Tupac, Madonna, Fela Kuti, Billie Holiday, or Notorious B.I.G., and we could go on forever. One thing is certain, the path you choose will determine whether you will make it into the realms of music history, or just become a punch line, which Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer could tell you more about.
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