I’ve gotten so much great advice from so many people that it seems like it’s endless but the advice that has best resonated with me has been.
never try to sell people music you wouldn’t buy yourself
think about your favorite song, album, or whatever and try to create something that makes you feel as good as that
don’t listen to anyone/ update: iow be yourself
if you really listen to a song it will tell you what it needs next and if you play it and then mute it , when muted you will hear what’s missing
the first two were given to me by the same person and #1 is the one I resonate with the most…
music creation is always like an high wire act for me because I don’t come from the especially creative end of the spectrum, I only write music that I’m already hearing so it’s always a race to get it down before it’s gone forever.