I think more than anything, artists today need to have a sincere love and appreciation for the craft of making music, particularly because the sheer joy of creating music MAY be the only reward you ever reap from your hard work. It sounds fatalistic, but it’s real. I’d also say that you need a small degree of obsession about your art.
There’s really no other explanation for why we continue to do what we do in the midst of the chaos that is the modern day music industry. Me and my friends in the business who have been able to weather the storm all say the same thing when people ask us why we keep doin’ it: ‘What the fuck else are we gonna do?’
oh hai it’s me getting love from GQ tbh
Get familiar with our man @DannySwain now. In 2014 he’ll be contending for producer of the year. - @markanthonygreen