Former Talking Heads front man and current solo artist David Byrne has written an in-depth and seemingly important article for burgeoning musicians hoping to strike it successful in the current music climate. Aptly titled, David Byrne’s Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists – and Megastars, the article goes on to point out that with so many different artists and music genres, there really is no single working formula for success;
No single model will work for everyone. There’s room for all of us. Some artists are the Coke and Pepsi of music, while others are the fine wine – or the funky home-brewed moonshine. And that’s fine.
Back in the day, all punk rockers and indie artists needed as record label advice was this now infamous (but slightly outdated) piece by heavyweight producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies).