Lately, I’ve been on this science documentary buzz. From quantum physics to the history and future of the cell, I’ve been on this quest to discover the root or why of everything. I’m no scientist, but it’s interesting to ask myself why I’m paying attention to things I’ve never paid much attention to before.
Anyways, this brought me to the post about artists, tv shows, blogs, etc.. I’m sure you follow a few artists, bloggers, and what not. You probably follow them because you like the content, but why do you like the content, what’s the deeper need to continue to follow them?
What I’m basically asking you to do is to dig deep to find out what gives you the satisfaction from following who you follow. It could be a number of things including personality, how they relate to you, how they help you, how they make you feel, etc..
The reason to try this as a musician/artist is to help when you’re trying to attract people to what you’re doing.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ488QrqGE4]
Association to the music and the artist or the vibe and hype that surrounds the artist is most important. We don’t listen to music for the music. We listen to it for the feelings and emotions it generates within us. I love the science of thought and social psychology. In fact, I incorporate a lot of it into my song lyrics and branding philosophy.
I love this line of thinking. One of my favorite wise sayings states that “knowledge” answers what, when, where, and how, but “wisdom” answers why:) If artists were to apply the same thinking from this post and really ask why they are drawn to the music they like, or why “classic” music is considered classic, they would be able to break it down and recreate the results… Personally, most of the blogs I read are from industry thought leaders that help me draw a more clear map of whatever it is that I’m tring to accomplish. Bravo on the post:)
Have you read Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything”? Best possible science guide for people who have never been into science, and massively entertaining. I hardly ever read books, but I’ve read that one more than 10 times, hoping to cram all the science knowledge into my brain so that some of it might actually stick.
I haven’t, but am checking it out post-haste