Yeah, people can wait for quality. But one every 2-3 months does’t make you a musician.”Submitted by http://darthmedivh.tumblr.com/
Alright I know this blog isn’t serious and is just supposed to parody the actual ones but this part is just outright wrong.
As a musician you’re making content for yourself and only yourself, if you take 2 to 3 months to create quality content so be it, you’re no less a musician for taking your time and trying to create the best product you possibly can. Think of how professionals work, they can take years to release a new album due to a wide variety of factors, the fact that you can pump out a new song every week doesn’t make you any more legitimate of a musician - if anything it shows you probably are rushing things, or you’re not paying as much attention to detail as you possibly can or even worse, you’re making creatively lacking works that you can pump out this content so often.
If you want to get popular yes, be the guy who pumps out a song like a song factory - really that’s one of the big ways most people get popular anywhere, it’s not quality it’s quantity - if you can create a product that people generally like and do it consistently, you will accumulate a following much a faster then someone who works carefully. But it’s shallow and it certainly won’t get you anywhere outside of your little “fame” group. Now I’m not accusing everyone of doing this but quite often youtube “celebrities” get their position by brute force.
If you’re whinning about not being popular and you’re not working to gain a following in the first place then yes, this is completely true - putting out a half ass song every few months gives you no room to complain. No one gets anywhere without hard work, but in the end what would you prefer most to be remembered for?
-A ton of “pony music” that loses all it’s relevance once you’re not buying onto the craze any longer
-Music you actually worked hard on and can show to people far beyond the pony craze and still look back on it proud
If there’s one thing I really feel is true it’s that to say something is “good” music you shouldn’t have to buy onto whatever the paradigm it’s a part of - you shouldn’t have to listen to a ton of dubstep to say a dubstep song is good, you shouldn’t have to play a ton of guitar to say someone’s a good guitarist and you shouldn’t have to watch a ton of FiM to say a “pony song” is a good song.
Derpy, this is all true.
But I see a lot of “musicians” in this fandom make 1-2 songs and call it quits. Or people that do nothing but troll everybody, and get away with being “musicians”. People like AlexS, that release great quality rarely, are fine. Because we know it’s coming, it’s great, and we can wait. But there are people that STILL get called “musicians” when they haven’t done anything in months. Hell, I barely consider YOU one. Yeah, I know you’re working with the Fighting is Magic team. Yeah, I know you can’t give much away from them. But would it hurt to give a teaser now and then? Maybe a preview? Sure some people don’t release often, or release only in albums - like Silva does, primarily. But he still gives us teasers and singles off of those before the album is released. So, we know he’s working on stuff, and we get to SEE that he’s working on it. It’s not a “I’m just going to hide inside my production system for a month or two, not release ANYTHING except to other people in this ONE Skype chat, and then randomly post this song on YouTube.” A lot of people want, at the least, a Preview of music - Hell, even AlexS has been posting WIP’s of his music around at times. But people like you are just hidden from the community at large, and for all we know you’re done with the FIM music and are just hoarding everything else.
I know it’s not all for the popularity - and that’s why I said ONE song every few months - It doesn’t take that long for even a professional to make ONE Song. They can probably do one a month to get it perfect. Us fan aren’t expecting perfection, we want your best in a decent time. I hate having to wait months for new music, I’d rather update my music library slowly over time, instead of dropping 30songs in at once.
And, I hate Country music for example. But I can still appreciate a good song. I won’t listen to it, I’ll get rid of it asap, but if it comes on while my mother is in charge, I can appreciate the fact that it’s good. I don’t want a spam of music, I just want to see a bit more coming out of the “big names” in the fandom. If you’re making an album of 5-10 songs, release a single or two to whet our appetite. If you finish a song, don’t just circle it around the MLR community, let us “normal” people hear it. I hate the “elitist” community that has pretty much sprung up - I know it’s not really “elitist”, but I see a lot of musicians that seem to mostly ignore fans - Tsyolin is one. I know he’s explained his reasoning, and I respect it. But, does he have to remove those he doesn’t talk to often? Those that NEVER bug him? Those that just want to be able to say hi every now and then, and then leave him alone? No, he doesn’t, but it’s happened to me and probably quite a few others.
I know we have our differences, and I know you probably still don’t exactly like me, but that doesn’t mean we have to fight over this. It’s an opinion, and it’s mine. You can’t say it’s wrong, I can’t prove it right. I can defend my reasoning, you can defend yours. But in the end, it’s how I feel and it’s how I’m going to keep thinking until I change my mind.
So, release teasers, previews, the like. Don’t hoard your music. Share, now and then. Be friendly to your fans. You don’t have to be our best friend, but being a shy recluse and not sharing the music to the general community really doesn’t help you look any better.
And, for all I know, you won’t even see or read this. I wouldn’t be surprised. But I’ getting what I have to say out.
Rebloggin for whitetail/derpy hooves
QUALITY CONTENT GETS HARDER TO MAKE AFTER A CERTAIN POINT IN LIFE.
Geez, the popular artists get popular because in the beginning they generate QUALITY, QUANTITY, ORIGINAL STUFF.
THAT GETS HARDER TO MAKE AFTER TIME.
WE CAN’T SHIT OUT GOOD SHIT AS OFTEN AS WE DID IN THE PAST WHEN WE FIRST CAME ABOUT. INSPIRATION DOESN’T COME AS EASILY WHEN YOU’RE THE SHIZNIT LATER AND YOU GET A HIGHER DEMAND FOR SONGS.