If You Are Not A Famous Musician Yet: This Might Inspire You

by Andre Gonsalves

We put out an album and no one cares.

Sure it may get a few downloads, but that’s about it.

Having put so much time, energy and money…how much money did we spend again? We collapse our shoulders and wallow.

We are failures.

We hear a voice say, “give up”.

We hear it grow louder with each failed mixtape.

When will we get our big break?

Other people make it seem so easy.

We copy.

We scheme.

We fail again.

Why do we put ourselves through this torture?

Oh here comes another lyric.

Another song idea.

Another guitar riff.

Another melody.


Drum pattern.

Another song.

Another piece of art.

That’s why we do it.

We are artists. We create.



Andre is the head audio engineer at ADG Mastering, which he helped found in 2012. For the last 10 years, he has made it his mission to empower aspiring artists and musicians from around the world. You can see more of Andre's writings on our Blog.

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