just talking off the top of my head.....putting it on spotify, i0tunes etc isnt really "getting it out there". Its just a step. its like opening a restaurant. Yeah, technically its open but who knows about it?
I would guess that one has to "push" incredibly hard to even get noticed a tiny bit lol.
thats going to be something new for me because I have always abhorred attention whores etc. I had a buddy who put together a CD. Then it got to be every other post on Fbook was all about his music. It drove me crazy. He'd say stuff like "The ideas are flowing like crazy, going into the studio tonight to do overdubs" etc. I made fun of him at work all the time lol.
But, the music has to be pushed somehow or its almost silly to go thru the work to make it. I struggled with the whole thing because I see the major artists literally selling their souls and I cant go that route.
Something that gave me some clarity is in the Bible when it says (my paraphrase) "no man lights a candle and hides it in a clay jar, or puts it under a bed....but rather on a lampstand"
As far as the question "am I not pushing hard enough, or is it not good enough"?? to me thats easy. I CONTINUALLY run across great music that was made 20 years ago that I never heard of. Im talking epic stuff....but I never heard of it. It wasnt the quality of the music holding it back
for instance, this is a song by Oni Logan and Rowan Robertson....both guys who were on big labels at one point. This was recorded (I assume) sometime maybe 93-94? It never got released on the major label due to industry restructuring etc. They finally released it on an indie label or something in 2001
I never heard of it until 2016 lol.
I would have to work hard and hit on all cylinders to make music this good. Im not famous. I dont know anyone. These 2 guys were on major labels, they have connections.....yet I didnt hear of this song until well over 20 years after it was recorded
Im a hard rock, guitar rock kind of guy. This is right up my vibe. If I didnt even hear of this, how is some kid raised up on Justin Bieber going to hear of my hard rock tracks?? Its quite daunting lol