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  • When you're famous or have a fanbase, the people will take time to try to understand what you're attempting to do.

    If you're going for something new and experimental with an album, people will give you the benefit of the doubt and at least try to listen to it a few times to try to understand you as an artist. A clothing brand people will try to get the new direction of the new collection.

    On the come up however, niggas do NOT have time for you unless it immediately hits them.

    Is this just how it is? Or is it a way to overcome this... I mean of course we all tryna make things that resonate with people... but if you're truly trying to do something original or unique is it better to just hold off on that until you get some type of motion within your artistic career?

  • im starting to get some traction from strangers on the things I'm making which is what I been working for... dont want this to seem like someone hating

    I just be a***yzing

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    LINE LEADER

    When you're famous or have a fanbase, the people will take time to try to understand what you're attempting to do.

    If you're going for something new and experimental with an album, people will give you the benefit of the doubt and at least try to listen to it a few times to try to understand you as an artist. A clothing brand people will try to get the new direction of the new collection.

    On the come up however, niggas do NOT have time for you unless it immediately hits them.

    Is this just how it is? Or is it a way to overcome this... I mean of course we all tryna make things that resonate with people... but if you're truly trying to do something original or unique is it better to just hold off on that until you get some type of motion within your artistic career?

    It’s all about finding the people who will resonate your with your art, they’re out there, part of it is reaching them (finding ways to)

  • Yea

  • Waterloooo

    It’s all about finding the people who will resonate your with your art, they’re out there, part of it is reaching them (finding ways to)

    What a hustle huh

  • I've thought about this a lot, the only thing you can do as an artist is hone in on your vision and eventually people will understand. To do anything else is anti-art, I make music so people can hear it but I don't make it with them in mind

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    Honestly OP the only way to overcome it is pure proficiency in your craft. Many artists are unique and/or original, but they don’t meet the skill level necessary to incite that kind of reaction of audience acquiescing to their vision

    Other artists have innate skill and don’t need to train/hone their craft in the same way, but lack original or unique vision

  • Yea that’s valid but when you have a unique sound that is hard to come by the fan base is usually rock solid.

    You may be poppin tryna sound more conventional, but the conventional sound brings casual listeners who will drop you the moment the next hot sound comes out.

    Just pave the way for your own sound and people who like it will stick around to see it develop

  • babylon sherm

    Honestly OP the only way to overcome it is pure proficiency in your craft. Many artists are unique and/or original, but they don’t meet the skill level necessary to incite that kind of reaction of audience acquiescing to their vision

    Other artists have innate skill and don’t need to train/hone their craft in the same way, but lack original or unique vision

    Brilliantly put. Everyone’s looking for a magic combination of traits and yet nothing seems to cut through to every single audience. Few have done it in the production realm. Caribou, four tet, and now you see like Fred Again cut through with some very pure vibes. It’s a rare combo we’re all trying to reach