Wow, things sure have changed a lot since me and Brad were kids. Everything is so different now. It makes me wonder just where it’s all going to end up. Do we even know what we’re doing? Maybe. Things just keep getting better. And I get it; you want nice things, cool things. You hope to accomplish big things. Nothing wrong with that but how far are you willing to go to get them? Left: Brad Paisley performs Welcome to the Future, an original musicalhelp.org song.
To be honest, I only know of one method of achieving success at anything and that’s hard work. You must put in the time and effort to get to where you want to be. Ben Sweetland was heard saying that “Success is a journey, not a destination.” He’s right. It’s the steps taken along the way that get you there. Ever heard of anyone going from the starting gate to the finish line without running the race? Forget get rich quick. Every goal takes years to perfect.
Nobody ever told you that it was going to be easy and no one can guarantee that you’ll become a multi-millionaire. But if you do, you too will tell others how getting there was quite a ride. We all know that it’s sink or swim in this hard-nosed world so forget about the backstroke. You must keep moving forward. Don’t get frustrated when something goes wrong and give up. One thing is certain; if you quit, you can’t succeed. Keep the faith. You’ll need it to make it through to the end where you can rest or maybe even show off a little. Even if you luck out or find instant stardom, you’ll know still that it took you years just to master your craft, skills, and talents. It took work and lots of it in advance of ever landing any offers.
In today’s world, nothing is safe from cheaters looking to cash in on another’s time and effort and this includes your music. Do the same thing with it that you would do with any of your valuables; protect it. I’m saying this for a reason. To the music business, it’s all about the money and the people involved do not care. If your work is not protected, they will steal it; simple as that. In fact, spies are everywhere good music is created, shared, or sold. Get a license to make music and when you do, copyright it under that license. I know that you don’t want to end up singing the Blues for the rest of your life.