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Monday, 01 November 2010 14:10

EC Talent has compiled some advice for up and coming artists as well as those more established artists. If you have any further advice to offer other artists out there, please feel free to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and your advice could be included in the information below.

Master your talent
There is a saying that goes “Jack of all trades, master of none.” As an artist, you need to find your passion and your talent and master it. The entertainment and arts industry is highly competitive – you have to be one of the BEST to get to the top. If you are a “Jack of all trades” – you will be good at many things, but not excellent at any of them.
Put all of your energy into that ONE thing. Choose one direction and follow it. There are VERY FEW people in the world that have the ability to master more than one talent. It takes thousands of hours of practice to become a master at something. It takes dedication and commitment.
Demand excellence of yourself. Find your dream and pursue it.

How do you find what your talent is?
Far too often we are confronted with artists who think that they are good at something because their mom/aunt/family friend has told them that they are good at it. If you really want to know the truth, ask a number of impartial observers to tell you what they think. Try to get a professional opinion from someone who is in the industry.
If you’re a singer/band, ask them to listen to your voice/music and give you their honest opinion. Get at least five peoples’ opinions before you decided to pursue your dream or change your direction and find another dream to pursue. Try not to be disappointed if you don’t get the answer you were hoping for.
The arts industry is highly competitive. If you are not one of the best, you will not be the success you dream of. Rather get someone’s honest opinion of your talent before you spend too much time and energy on something that is not going to work.

Work on your talent daily
Even the most successful artists in the world still practice their craft everyday. There is no limit to excellence or creativity, there is always something more out there for you to pursue, so don’t allow yourself to be content with where you are right now – you can always be better!

Pursue mentorship relationships
You won’t improve if you don’t associate with artists who are better than you. Get advice from those that have been in the industry for many years. Try to form mentorship relationships with them so that they can pass on their knowledge and skills to you. Read books / internet articles on artists you admire, ask for their input and advice. You will be surprised at how many of them are willing to share their gift. Just be careful of trying to copy your mentor – you need to be a unique product, not a copy of someone else.

Be unique – there will never be another YOU

“The early bird catches the worm.” To make it in the entertainment/arts industry, you need to be unique. You need to find your niche and pursue it with excellence. For example, there will never be another “Beatles” band. All other bands that came after them and tried to copy their sound were inferior products. There will never be another Van Gough, there will never be another Shakespeare.
In fact, there will never be another YOU. So make sure that your product is unique.

If you are seeking advice about your art, please feel free to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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