Single Status Update
Artists-- it’s sad to consider-- but if you die, or, rather, when you die-- how will you be remembered? Who will take care of your artistic creations? How will they be presented?
I have created a free pdf with some thoughts on this matter:
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IF it is all for personal growth, do we need to archive it? More and more I am feeling like there's no reason to publish anymore. Music has become more like cooking, today. We can talk about techniques and flavors, but its for dinner. Not for selling.
One great thing about this topic is-- because it's up to is, it really IS our choice. Reflexively. If we choose not to publish, then we don't have to go through that process, but there is no access or public record. If we want to, we do-- and there it is.
I really wouldn't want to pressure artists who don't want to share or archive their work to do so-- only to emphasize that that might be their decision and their labor.
That's a very important point. Most commercial artists become trapped by their success. The audience always wants more of the same. They will not follow the artist down the rabbit hole. This kind of contention has ruined a lot of artists music for me, especially in the Ambient genre. If an artist is not reaching, I get bored with their work.
I used to wonder about what legacy I would leave. But Is gave up on the idea because it felt like a distraction from making music.