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Get Amplified Posted on 09-03-2007

No Sleep Promotions
Da Cross, GA
STEP OUT OF LINE PROMOTION.NET " WE GET THE STREETS TALKING" P.O.BOX 14076 SAINT PETERSBURG, FL. 33733 http://www.stepoutoflinepromotion.net Big Amp Co-CEO of Earthwake Entertainment along with C.Wakeley has something to say to those artists who are inspiring to make it in the industry. Why are you in the entertainment business? This question may seem simple but it is the most important question that an artist must answer. The way you answer this question will determine your future. It will mean the difference between failure and success. A record producer walks up to you and asks the question. You have five seconds to respond. Following are three of the most common responses to this question: 1) Money 2) Fame and 3) Women (for the fellas) or Attention (for the ladies). PASSION (love for the game) is the only correct answer. If you don't have it as an artist you will be in for a rude awakening. Here are the problems with the other answers. MONEY Usually the last thing that one acquires; and there are many people that get paid before the artist. (We will revisit that topic in the near future.) When you're driven by money, you also tend to make the music you THINK people want to hear, which dilutes the authenticity. Fans know when an artist isn't being genuine. FAME Relying on fame is dangerous because it can be temporary. You can be hot one day and cold the next. Also, depending on how strong of a person you are, you might not survive mentally. The fact that you are no longer famous, your fans have deserted you, and your record label has put you on the back burner are all things that may cause an artist to doubt his or herself. WOMAN! (ATTENTION for the ladies) This is every artist's dream. Unfortunately, these dreams are usually accompanied by negative situations. The average Joe is not equipped to deal with these circumstances. Decisions will be made in a matter of minutes that could last a lifetime. Don't get me wrong; there is nothing wrong with enjoying the attention, just do it responsibly. This is why it is very important for an artist to stay grounded and remember why you are here. This is a business and it should be treated as such and those that are capable of helping your career can tell if you are sincere and serious about it. So don't fool yourself into thinking that you cannot be replaced because you are entering into a business that is already filled with superstars and is saturated with talent. As a former artist, I speak from experience and I have dealt with all of the above situations. I understand the business from both ends; one as an artist and one as the owner of a record label. This is why I sympathize with other artists and try my best to steer them in the right direction. It is hard to find balance in this business but it is also very necessary. So after reading this, please take a few minutes to answer the question honestly. Once you know why you are in the business and you are serious and passionate about it; proceed with caution, but by all means, do proceed! Contact: Big Amp | 813.728.7881 Anthony "Big Amp" Parker - The Man, The Myth, The Legend ioubigamp@aol.com
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