Too many musicians are waiting for the money.
“If only we had the budget for more production, our stage show would be sooo much better.”
“When we get signed, we have the best idea for a music video that’s going to blow everyone away.”
“If we could afford to hire big named producers, we’d have better songs too.”
Here’s the thing… creativity doesn’t cost anything. There’s probably at least three ways a band could improve their stage show without spending a dime. No one (except Kanye) is spending a ton of money on music videos, it’s all about the creative IDEA behind it. And if a songwriter just kept writing more songs, the new songs would start to get better than the old songs. At least in a way.
And, the number one reason to not wait for money to come and save you, is… there’s going to be another band who isn’t waiting. They’re out there DOING something about it.
And between someone who’s waiting, and someone who’s doing… you know which one’s got a better shot at getting the money in the end.