It’s easy for a musician to play covers.

Singing songs that you know other people like seems like a good option for someone who is looking to make a living.

It’s safer, it’s more convenient and it make sense… unless of course you want to be a true artist.

It takes courage to expose your original songs to the world.

It takes courage to risk rejection.

It takes courage to put your innermost thoughts to music and perform it in front of an audience.

And it’s that kind of courage that we need more of.

Of course, this doesn’t just apply to musicians.

It’s tempting to try to replicate¬†the work of others in the hope that you will be accepted.

But we need your ideas.

We need your expertise.

We need your originality.

We need your perspective.

We need you to try and fail and get better, and try and fail and get better.

And we need you to have the courage to share your work with the world.

If it helps, musicians who stick to covers end up stuck in small town pubs.

And whilst there are no guarantees of success, only those with the courage to be original give themselves the opportunity to break through.

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