To main heading
Mindfulness symbol in violet

Pondering life

Heart centred music

Factory formula

This article gives some thought on the same sound heard between artists in the same music genre.

Some music genres have started to sound like a cloned factory of the same where it follows formulas resulting in many artists all sounding the same. One example is country music which I am a fan of, but I tend to listen to those that are more unique instead of conforming to a Nashville template.

It’s even got difficult to hear if we are listening to the same artist or someone else as it sounds and feels like they just dumped a new voice into a factory formula one size fits all. It escapes me why people want their music library full of artists who sound the same as each other.

Many artists are willing to compromise a great deal of who they are for the potential of success. Once an artist has become popular and has a few scores on the board we can see how they they start to exercise their authority bringing more of who they really are to their music. The successful independent artists generally haven’t had to contend with this issue having not being signed to a record label.

Record companies don’t seem to trust their artists ability to be successful without their control in deciding what and how they do their songs. Many record companies have been wrong in their decisions only to throw the artist out with the baby water painting them as the failure, when it was the mistake of the record company in not letting artist write what the public responded to in the first place.

We see so much of this today where people live their life to please others for success instead of following what their true self is. In the case of music, I dare say they feel they don’t have a choice if they want the promotion and financial backing to get their music out there.

Independent artists

Some independent artists will conform to what is mainstream popular because they fear that if they are themselves, they will not be successful.

They are misguided in believing that if they get the best studio musicians, and engineers, and producers to take care of their music this will make them successful. Unfortunately, this is the very thing that will have many artists lose themselves in someone else’s glory and fame.

We often see this in the mixing where they have overstated their stamp on it rather than bring out the true nature of the artist. They also put too much compression on their artists voices burying them into the background, so they can show case themselves making you wonder if the artist can really sing.

It can be a test for many artists to follow what’s in their heart for their music rather than being attached to an outcome. The world is full of talented singers and musicians who never make it in the music industry. This is due to many factors, and many of these artists bring more value than the artists who are successful. Why is this?

It is not everyone’s purpose to become famous or earn a sustainable living from their music. This can be frustrating when one wants a living from their music. Success isn’t measured by society’s term’s, it is measured by what the soul wants for a person’s music.

  • Toxic music
  • Categories   Feed   Site map

  • External sites open in a new tab or window. Visit them at your own risk.
    This site doesn't store cookies or other files on your device, but external sites might.
    Help   Powered by: Smallsite Design©Patanjali Sokaris