The best musicians and writers take in influences and inspirations from all types of things and then filter them through their own talents and viewpoints to create their own works. All of them have done that. All ideas are inspired by something. If you aren't listening to lots of music, you are making it impossible, in my opinion, to ever find success commercially and making it quite difficult to find artistic success as well. It's like being uneducated and thinking you can become an expert in something.

Artists and writers should be listening to as much new music as possible. It will teach them where the bar is truly set. Without that knowledge, at best you're taking a random shot in the dark and likely will never have an appreciation for how good you really need to be and thus fall well short on your own efforts.

But that's just my opinion.. I could be right.

Brian


Brian Austin Whitney
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"Don't sit around and wait for success to come to you... it doesn't know the way." -Brian Austin Whitney

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