How To Become A Fucking Legend In Music In The Next Decade

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not currently, nor have I ever been a legend in music. I’m well aware that I don’t know shit, that even writing this article is audacious, and that I don’t have the experience or expertise to validate my claims. That being said, the truth is the truth and I want to put this into the universe so that if I end up being historically correct, I can prove it wasn’t an accident.

They say that history repeats itself. If they’re right (spoiler alert: they are), we’re due for a huge economic bad thing (collapse, recession, depression, whatever) in the next decade. When this happens, people are going to get really broke, and they’re going to get really sad.

During this time their will be an unprecedented opportunity for your career to explode if you can make remarkable music, and if you can follow this short blueprint:

  1. You live a transparent life and do nothing in secret that will tarnish your legacy if exposed.
  2. You constantly release music and other content for free that creates strong emotional connection through empathy and social awareness.
  3. You constantly engage with your audience wherever their attention currently is.

Here’s a few of the things I’ve been doing to prepare:

Recently I quit selling drugs and moved out of my one bedroom apartment into a small single room. I took a job that doesn’t pay much but that I really enjoy and I’ve forced myself to temporarily get very comfortable living on a small income. I cut all of the people associated with my old lifestyle out of my life no matter how close we were.

I’ve started consistently putting out content every day. I’ve started releasing new music every month and engaging with every single person that interacts with my content. The result?

After just a couple months, any measurable metric for analyzing growth has increased noticeably — views, streams, shares, engagements, interactions, all of it. I’ve received a higher level of praise and feedback from both my audience and industry peers than in the past. Most importantly, my happiness has skyrocketed.

But I’m just training now. When shit really hits the fan — that’s when I’m going into over-drive. See you on the other side.

For the record although I’m aware that I don’t know shit and that I could be wrong. This article is mostly just regurgitated advice from millionaire global thought leader Gary Vaynerchuk, contextualized in an applicable way for hungry, talented, passionate music makers.

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