How To Be A Rock Star

There are stages to your career. Early, you must do 3 things:

  1. Do what you love.
  2. Write what you know.
  3. Work your craft.

After you get a break.

  1. Remember, this is your opportunity to prove yourself.
  2. Get good representation.
  3. Have fun. This might be your only time.

This is when most acts fail, because now is time to repeat the first 3 things. If people dig what you do you can move on to the next stage of your career. Become a commodity. The next (fill in the blank) album will garner attention off of nothing but the name. But at this stage, follow these simple rules.

  1. Lead. Don’t coast.
  2. Be humble. You’re on top.
  3. Work your craft.

And if you are so luck to make the leap to the final stage you can become a lifestyle. Kings of Leon are trying to do that now with…a clothing line. Yes, believe it.

Harley Davidson did clothes that represent their attitude and lifestyle. It’s more than gear. It’s a statement, “Hey, I’m one of them.”

Now you’re a brand. Your clothes aren’t the brand. Your band is a brand. You’re not a fad. You’re not a thing. You’re not a happening. You are a lifestyle. Tell me the difference between a U2 fan and a Rolling Stone fan and you’re starting to get it. Be true to your brand and you can write your own ticket. And if you’re smart…

You work your craft.

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