A fellow musician told me that in order to get to the next level, you have to make some noise.
He used the phrase “make some noise” more times than I can count.
I wasn’t exactly sure what he meant until I started getting serious about my own music.
“If you have haters, you’re doing something right.”
This is something I often hear from other creators. It’s like when Banksy apparently said, “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
If you’re making something great (which often takes risks), some people will inevitably find something they don’t like about it.
It’s hard to find meaning in work you don’t like.
And when you can’t find meaning in your daily work, it can feel like you’re doing a meaningless job.
Basements. Bedrooms. Garages. Sheds. All places that musicians use as home recording studios.
And that’s how it should be.
Some experts may tell you to turn your bedroom into a studio by soundproofing the walls, replacing the carpet with hardwood floors, lay some rugs down, and buy super expensive sound treatment things.
Just ignore them. This can be way simpler than that.