So I finally got around to watching The Social Network last night. It was enjoyable, but it also got my brain working and picking up on a few things that bands (or anyone with an idea, really) could benefit from bearing in mind.
- Facebook wasn’t started with the idea they wanted to build a billion dollar corporation. They wanted to help students get laid. Your band shouldn’t be about “getting big.” Make sure you’re doing something that’s meaningful to you now.
- the first version of Facebook wasn’t the last version. And these songs you have now won’t be your last. Keep writing! Keep putting music out there!
- The Facebook guys launched their idea into reality, then continued to build it, expand its reach organically, and improve it before eventually securing investment funding. The same is true for pretty much every successful band.
- finally, most importantly, they didn’t allow themselves any excuses to NOT make Facebook, and no one said anything like “if only we had…” They just did it. Your band should do the same.