I hope I’m not repeating myself too much, but some things need to be driven home.
What sets you apart from all the other bands in your category?
I always ask that and some people bristle and say, “We’re not in a category.” But that’s not true. People who know can categorize you in a minute. So, what makes you different?
Here’s what I see: a lot of people looking the same, dressing the same, playing the same music while declaring how unique they are. They will criticize anyone different and demand conformity while declaring their individuality.
We’re told the 50’s were the era of conformity. Look around today.
When someone is successful at anything, you get a bunch if imitators. It’s not just that everyone is the same. The folks coming in late don’t know what motivated the originals. They imitate the style and clothes but fail at the substance. Eventually the field gets crowded with hollow copy-cats and the audience gets bored.
That’s when they’re willing to try something new.
Things have been the same for quite a while. Get out there and show em’ what you’ve got. They need something new. They need you. You may be the next big thing.
You’ll never know if you don’t try.