Tag Archives: Adulation

The Corrosive Effect of Pay to Play on Artists

Yesterday, I posted an article about the prevalence of pay to play, or payola, in modern mainstream radio.  It isn’t officially acknowledged, or even legal, but it goes on in many clandestine and disguised ways.  Rest assured that any mainstream … Continue reading

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Why are Fans Fans?

Fans are fans for many reasons.  As an artist, it can be interesting and instructive to try to imagine why anybody might even want to be your fan.  You might not want any fans, or you might want lots of … Continue reading

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Confidence

To me, this is an essential characteristic of any artist.  It is so hard to gain confidence and so easy to destroy it, but it is the certainty an artist requires, if they are going to create brave, original works … Continue reading

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Why Are We So Rotten To Rock Stars?

We adore them.  We idolize them.  We pour our love out to them.  Yet we treat them like slaves. Think about the actual real life of the rock star.  They are permitted brief periods of unalloyed creativity when they create … Continue reading

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