Worrying about what art will be, before the art actually IS, can only hurt art. Just get it all out there, put all of your heart into something and if it sounds/looks/tastes/feels like mush, then its mush. However, the more we do it, the better it becomes. So, long story short, just jam!
In terms of music, success typically means that someone is paying you big bucks to make your music, and you can buy your record at Best Buy. However, being the emotional-honesty-purist and societal skeptic that I am, I would beg to differ.
Now isn’t a bad time for music at all! We’ve got the internet, and the power it has given us has led to a diverse musical climate that encourages uniqueness.
In an attempt to avoid a total site crash during “favorite things” week, I’ve limited myself to a “Favorite Albums” list. Check it out, this would be a fun post to have lots of comments/discussion on! What do you agree with, and/or what do you think I’m way off on? Don’t be shy, Jungle people.
Whatever your personal art is, whether it be food, music, beer, painting, dance, or even math, if you’re passionate enough about it, you’ll never be alone. We’re all artists if we care enough about something.
I’m of the mind that one should never do something creative entirely alone. You should definitely have a trusted pack of buddies by your side while crafting some tunes.
Profit seems to be to music as The Force is to Jedi knights. The right amount of money used in the right way can be the light from heaven for a band or musician. However, it can also be a true poison to honest art.