We mostly focus too much on presentation of our gig services, whether it’s attractive enough for gaining a first positive impression, whether it has any silly spelling mistakes, tags and titles are relevant or not, etc. etc.
But what most of us forget about is the important fact that our gigs are virtual representations of ourselves and our inner talents in the respective field. This is a creative platform and more than anything else, what truly matters in the long run is… WHO YOU ARE AS A PERSON…
I am a working music composer who also happens to be here, so it will be easier for me to explain this human psychology in the perspective of a musician.
And I shall humbly appreciate any comments by fellow composers like me. I hardly see any comments from sellers who are in music category. Most of the music seller’s posts can be found in “my fiverr gigs”, which is just a small space to promote your gigs…
#THE SIGN OF A GREAT MUSIC COMPOSER IS NOT JUST IN HIS TECHNIQUES BUT HIS ETHICS
#BE A GIVER, NOT A BRAGGER.
It’s not just about music theory, mixing and mastering techniques that makes a great composer. As a human being too, you must be a giver, a selfless, humble and an open minded person willing to share your experiences and knowledge to others that you earned by dedicating years of your life into studying music theory, mixing, mastering and production techniques. It’s true we all are in this business for money and spend thousands of dollars too … to gain knowledge. But what’s more important is creative satisfaction and your love for music. It’s true for any job not just music. If your heart isn’t into the work that you do, no matter how much hours you spend, you will never achieve success… as simple as that.
But unfortunately I’ve observed, some folks don’t understand this human psychology. Their egos are longer than the music tracks they produce. They are filled with arrogance and “I am better than everyone else” syndrome… which will eventually destroy their credibility in the long run. As a working producer, you have to team up with various other producers, learn their styles, preferences, be honest and humble, have great communication with clients, etc.
I am glad to be part of yet another platform like this one where I can meet new budding musicians, display my talents of what I love doing, I posted something about studying various trap artists like Future, Migos, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, etc. in a music related Facebook group for learning various styles of trap music and apply that into your productions. I just asked for simple opinions on what producers think about these top listed trap artists and how they identify their music styles which makes them unique.
One producer (which I am not gonna name) jumped up his gun and started bragging about how he spend $50,000 on gaining knowledge and that I was trying to acquire the same for “free” by “pitching” my business and using tactics to try to seek help of others for my own benefit…
Haha, what a bunch of BS and narrow mindedness!
I feel sorry for whoever artist that might have hired such a producer.
Remember friends, money can’t buy everything. It’s a temporary asset which comes and goes. What truly drives that exchange is your inner talent which is priceless and no authority in this world has the power to buy that from you or sell you that. What remains embedded inside you is your talent, your willingness to seek help and provide it selflessly, which in turn can give you unlimited dividends in the long run… in the form of trust by others who will work with you.
Unlike money, knowledge and experiences just increases the more you spend them, the more you share them with others who are in need.
and that’s how I gave that $50,000 producer my 2 invaluable cents (which I wonder how long will it take for him to earn)