Firstly let me apologize if this is in the wrong forum area, but at Steve's Masterclass in Perth (ages ago), there was one question I was dying to ask him, but just didn't get the opportunity. Too many people wanted to know things like his favourite colour, what type of fan he uses on stage, etc, etc. Anyway, I guess this is the only potential way I can get this answered by him.........and as much as I would truly like his take on this, I'm sure some of my fellow vai-ites will throw their two cents in.
I'm going to make this as brief as I can.
As a musician (guitar, singer/songwriter, piano, sax) I spend my life writing, recording, performing, and promoting my music......as musicians do.
I think my music is good (of course), and I do as much as I can to promote it. Despite these efforts, my music and my band's music seems to elude any tangible success. My question is this:How do you identify when either
A: You aren't promoting the music/band effectively or enough.
B: The music just isn't that good and no one besides the writer will like/appreciate it.
I know I made mention of seeking success, and I'm not worried much about clarifying the definition of this. I'm more interested in discussing the fine line between ineffective promotion, or promoting a lost cause.
Given that Steve talked at length about the music business and certainly could be considered successful, I would have loved to get his insight on this.