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JAIMIE VERNON – AN OPEN LETTER TO MUSICAL NEWBIES Part 2

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by segarini

Vernon_Penny_LaneA friend of mine in the entertainment business once nailed the real truth of the matter, “It’s not selling OUT…it’s just SELLING”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHJBO3eWQm0

So what if you’ve got street cred? In the end it won’t buy you a sandwich or get you on the bus when you’re destitute from starving for your art. Ah, yes…the old sawhorse debate about commerce versus art. We artistic types spend a streetcreddisproportionate amount of time protecting our creations. They’re our babies and can’t be nursed by anyone but us. In music, that means slaving over the writing and producing process until every last drop of ‘inspiration’ can be sweat out of the muse.

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