Wouldn’t it be great if you got a huge, international hit with the first song you ever wrote?
Wouldn’t it feel good if the first album you recorded sold a million copies?
Most of us musicians picture scenarios like this. We write and record a great piece of music and think, “this deserves to be heard by millions and touch countless lives.”
We’re not wrong. It’s perfectly acceptable to shoot for the stars. Actually, if you don’t set your sights extremely high, you might not get as far as those who have loftier, more “unrealistic” goals. And who knows, maybe your first record will go platinum and launch you into superstardom. It’s not impossible.
But most of the time, it takes a few tries to get that big hit. It takes a little elbow grease and hard-earned experience. With each new song, we grow as artists and as people and get one step closer to that ultimate goal. Knowing this, it’s important to take note of why you didn’t have a crazy hit on your first try. Write down what you think the reasons are so you can learn from them for your next project. With each mistake you make, become aware of them so you don’t make the same mistakes on your next song.
It’s all a learning process, and you’ll only get better. Don’t get discouraged when things don’t instantly go your way, and remember that failure is in the eye of the beholder.
Just think of it like taking up a new hobby. Very few of us are great at something new the moment we try it. Most of us don’t bowl a 300 in our first game or hit the bullseye with our first archery lesson. You have to acquire a new skill set… Here at Studio Pros, one of our hobbies is remote control airplanes. We didn’t get to be great RC pilots without crashing a few trainer planes, but after learning from many mistakes, we finally gained the confidence to upgrade to our new corporate airplane:
Sure, it’s not as flashy as some other corporate jets, and it doesn’t actually fit a full-size human inside, but it’s still the result of hours of learning experiences!
One thing you can be sure of with your next project is that it can be a top quality, professional recording. Get started on a project with Studio Pros today!