When a mogul speaks, you listen...
We recently sat down with our homie @official_ianburke who has had more of an impact on the Atlanta music scene then pretty much anyone in the game 💯
He managed mega stars @officialtlc@outkast, helped launch the careers of @akon@bobbyvshow just to name a few, and even has an impressive track record in the film & television industry helping to launch @naviarobinson and others 😎
Using a story from the hit record “You Don’t Have to Call” by @usher produced by @pharrell he explained the importance of patience.
You may have a business idea, record, app idea, etc. that may not be successful right out of the gate...but when the right opportunity comes along, BOOM!💥 -
No matter what industry you’re in remember this 👉 we’re all just one hit away from success. Just be patient and keep moving.
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So, one of the most pivotal days in my early career was a voice lesson I booked with THE most expensive voice teacher in New York City.
At this point, I was making good money as a professional classical singer. I was singing with the New York Philharmonic and at major venues, so I was no slouch, but I was having trouble breaking through to the next level.
I knew if I just practiced more, or buckled down, or knew some secret, THEN I'd get my breakthrough.
So I decide to hire THE expert.
I did a few scales, sang a couple of arias, and she gave the diagnosis.
"Honey - that is one beautiful instrument. There's nothing wrong with your voice. Why are you here?"
I told her I couldn't break into the next tier - and I knew it was a technical problem.
She got so quiet that I held my breath.
She stared into her lap for a long time. Then she looked me square in the eyes.
"Shannon, this isn't a technical issue. The problem is you don't sound like yourself. You don't have a unique sound. And 👉you can't make a long-lasting career in this business or any other business trying to be someone else.👈 You have to sing with your own voice. We have a Renee Fleming and a Cecilia Bartoli, we don't have a Shannon Post."
I felt hot and light-headed and mad. This is what my regular teacher had been saying. In fact, I remember hearing it in college too.
👉 She said, "It's not a vocal problem. It's a self-development problem. You have to own who you are." 👈
She was right, I'd been taught to manipulate my voice at a very early age to sound like whatever anyone wanted. So much so that I had no idea what my real voice sounded like.
"How do I do that," I asked...
(You know, I respect that there's a limit on post length, but this answer is important...) So go here to keep reading
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I read recently that the type of music we listen to affects the way we perceive the world.
I personally noticed how music can change my mood and also that I pick songs based on my mood too but I don’t know if it affects the way I see the world.
What do you think about it? What kind of music do you listen to? Let me know in the comments! 🎶👇
More #EarthFriendlyRocker goodies! I’m from Manchester and we’re all about bees here so I’ve teamed up with @beebombsdorset to bring you these handmade little treats. Chuck them on the ground after a festival, in your garden or wherever you fancy to help save the bees. Coming soon 🐝
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🌹 I'm paralysed, it's like I'm doing it for you. 1.3.19