Through years of working at Flipside, I met a vast array of people wanting to become professional songwriters. People of all ages, races, backgrounds and economic situations, most of whom would love to achieve some degree of commercial success with their music. As a student of people and a guy in love with studying psychology, I have studied what causes some people to succeed and others who are equally talented to fail in that quest.
On the other side of the aisle are the dreamers who want to be songwriters. They want to be songwriters for the fame and fortune they think it can bring them. Some look at it as a “get-rich-quick” scheme. A quick buck. They don’t care that much about songwriting. If they could make a quick fortune writing a book, starring in a movie, or playing golf professionally, they would be just as happy. For them, songwriting is a means to an end. I’ve rarely seen this group succeed. They don’t often have the drive to succeed or the intestinal fortitude to stay with it when it gets too hard or it takes too long. If the money doesn’t come quickly, they move on to something else and quit writing all together. They don’t love songwriting enough to keep writing when times get tough.
It’s a small distinction, but an important one. Which are you? A songwriter that dreams? Or a dreamer that is trying to be a songwriter? The answer to that question may predict your success or failure in the music business.
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.