I have written about 300 songs, most not very good, but some I consider worthy of sharing. I am currently working on finalizing a sci-fi musical called Planet of Beautiful People by the Interstellar Fur Traders.
Music is the song ideas and the recording. Many times the song idea is strong, even though all music is derivative, and it is possible to be entertaining and maybe informing. Other times it not so much, but we almost always think our current song is good. For me, so long as it is a creative outlet is what mostly matters. Once in a while I stumble on ideas I really enjoy, and on others to share them with.
To have one song become a hit, most likely by someone else.
The Who, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, Jimi Hendrix, Gram Parsons, Ry Cooder, Little Feat, Yes, Todd Rundgren, Supertramp, Leo Kottke, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Robert Palmer, The Police, The Doors.
Life, the universe and everything.
I am a progressive liberal, and I believe in science, and peace, love and understanding is good but not always easy to find.
I don't. Never have.
There is a virtual Youtube presence possible outside local performance presence. This is a theoretical exponential increase in possible exposure, but it is easy to get lost in the numbers. For those who can play local, it still is tough. You really have to want to be a musician, especially for a livelihood. The internet options are not organized, and moreso overwhelming. Rewards are given out not often on the basis of sheer talent.
I am new to it, so now I have high hopes. I enjoy commenting on music, so that is a big plus.
It isn't my success, it is how easy it is to be unknown regardless of talent and insight.
Not much. I don't go to clubs or concerts much.
Feel passionate but businesslike about your music. It takes a lot of effort for a long time.
Jason McNiff, Graham Shankarji Hunt, Ultraviolet Uforia