A Picture is worth a Million Digital Downloads
Doors slammed in your face. People wont listen to your songs. Friends & Family laugh at your dreams of being an artist, songwriter, producer. You’ve heard the word “No!” more times than you think you can take…
WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE.
:::take a look at the picture above:::
it was taken in 2007, I believe. This group of 11 hungry hopeful artists were attending a BMI dinner called “Writer’s On The Rise”. None of us had much going on yet…we were gifted a notebook, a Tiffany pen and the opportunity to meet fellow New York City BMI writers who were chasing the same dreams of success in music.
:::Take a CLOSER LOOK at that picture now:::
I’m the dork (6th from left) in the back with the awkward smile, and insecurities).
7 years later, i’ve written with my idols Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston. Shared hits with some of my favorite singers and traveled the world in the name of music.
The woman in the front with the pink suspenders and dark brown hair is Lady Gaga. yup, THE mother of the Monsters.
no need to break down her success story, its well publicized. but what a difference a few years makes, huh?
The beautiful black lady in the front with the blue jeans and black top is Frankie Storm…writer of songs like Please Dont Stop The Music - Rihanna, Do You Remember - Jay Sean, as well as songs for Britney, Enrique Iglesias, Demi Lovato, & Jordin Sparks.
this is not humble-brag or a “ha-ha-in-your-face!” thing…its to show you that hard work and perseverance WILL take you farther than you even dreamed you could go.
DO NOT ACCEPT NO FOR AN ANSWER.
keep pushing, artists…keep pushing. its your job to create….and its also your job to not quit.
1. awesome post.
2. Claude Kelly is a legit tumblr follow for those in the music biz.
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