I don’t know how many times each week I hear the words “It’s impossible”. The ridiculous part of it all is that the things they are saying are “impossible” are not impossible at all. Here are some examples I hear all the time: “It’s impossible to get a song cut if you don’t live in U.S. and more particularly New York or LA”. – False.
It’s impossible to get a song cut unless you write it with the artist. – False. I’ve had a number of #1 songs. One was written with the artist. Out of 10 top forty hits, 2 were written with the artist. Out of more than 90 cuts, less than 5 were written with the artist. Writing a great song often trumps writing with the artist.
It’s impossible to make money in the music business anymore. – False. I write for a company that is returning more than 30% per year on their investor’s money – in the music business. Is it harder now to make money? Yes. Do you have to be creative now to make money? Yep. Impossible? No. Is it hard to succeed in the music business? Yes. It’s hard to succeed in any business, not just music. Especially in a new business that you’ve never worked in before.
Don’t listen to the naysayers. Those voices will only discourage you. Instead, chart out what you want to achieve. And make a plan. Work hard and work smart. And you might just achieve the “impossible”.
Author Hangi Tavakoli is our in-house established and professional music producer with more than 14 years of experience in music production, mix and mastering, recording engineering, live sound designing/engineering, lyrics writing and music arrangement. He has produced more than 800 and written more than 2000 published songs to-date, including some major hits in international scale.Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.