How you shouldn’t let your ego stop you from making music
You can’t let disappointment stop you from making music if you are a budding artist who wants to make it a career. The biggest challenge for musicians is balancing their egos.
Music is an extremely difficult industry to be successful in. You have more competition than ever before and an audience addicted to cheap, often unsustainable music if you want to turn this into a career. But the bigger problem for artists is not the external forces that affect all of us as performers and songwriters but the internal problems that revolve around pride. Ego problems are a common problem for musicians. It takes dedication, hard work, talent, and sacrifice to create music and share it with others. Therefore, it is understandable that hardworking musicians would like to be recognized for their efforts and take pride in what they have accomplished.
Musicians can be enslaved by ego, identity and the need to affirm others. This leads to sadness and frustration and makes it almost impossible for musicians to create authentically and freely. If you aren’t careful, your ego could be a barrier between you and your best music.
Ego can cause big problems in the usual way, such as band dissolutions or situations where the celebrity status of a musician distracts from their music. Ego can also manifest in subtle ways that have a greater impact on creators and are potentially more damaging. Ego is closely linked to feelings of entitlement in music. Ego is often linked to feelings of entitlement in music. It says that I put so much effort and work into the music that I owe other people. Artists who complain about another band’s success or lament that their music isn’t performing well on streaming platforms or blogs are having ego problems.
You want people to hear your music and hopefully enjoy it. This is the whole point behind making your music public. However, ego can get in the way if you believe the world owes something to you. Many musicians find themselves in a position where they have to pour their heart, love, money, time and dreams into their music but see little or no return. It can be difficult to accept the reality of how harsh the music industry can be. You can be extremely smart, talented, hardworking, and even lucky and not see any tangible results. There is a difference between accepting the harsh reality of the music industry and believing you are owed money, fame or opportunities.
As musicians, no one owes us anything. This means we can easily fail depending on our goals. Your ego is talking, and the temptation to succumb to competition is your way of determining your worth as an individual. This stuff doesn’t reflect the music or joy you get from creating it.
Music is all about keeping your ego under control. This requires a consistent commitment to focus on the joy of creating and performing. When it comes down to its music, your only control is your passion. Musicians can only do what they love and make it a part of their lives. No one can take that joy from them. Your ego will never be defeated, but it doesn’t have to. You’ll be on the right track as long as you keep the joy in what you do as your main focus.