Lessons

Sell or Give Away Your Music?

So a person I respect dearly tweeted something this evening that I disagreed with. He said he didn’t believe artists should put out free music. I shot...

Obama (your team)

If the other seven people on your “team” are all handing Lenny their demos, then maybe you don’t have the best team – or maybe you’re not the right...

10% (being the best)

I’ve met artists who are better than 90% of other artists and work harder than 90% of other artists. But to be successful, you need to better than 99%, not...

An Open Letter to Aspiring Bloggers

You need to capture someone’s imagination. Your goal is to make yourself someone that a person seeks out. When an album is released, you want people to think...

Assholes (excuses)

Do you know what the difference between valid and non-valid excuses are? NOTHING! They both lead to the same result. There’s only one question to ask at the...

True Value

I wish every aspiring artists who spammed me their music would instead tweet "Hey Wil. I really enjoy your articles and respect what you do. If there's any way...

Reputation and Perspective

Here’s an example. Suppose you’re a barber and all your friends come in and ask you for free shape ups, it’d be annoying and you wouldn’t make much...

DOWNLOAD & RT THIS! (spam)

ATTENTION: READ THIS NEW SMASH BLOG ENTRY! www.culturevi.com – READ AND RT!! Let’s talk about spam. You go home and sift through today’s mail...

Fandumb

As fans, we’re quick to point the finger. We point it at the artists for conforming to the mainstream’s demands. We point it at the labels for not signing...

Twitter is not your diary…

Twitter is not your diary… People often turn to Twitter to vent their frustrations. It’s the quickest way to get shit off your chest. I get it. I’ve...

DJ Hero

Drake texts Funk Master Flex and then sends him a new record. Flex doesn’t need you to tweet him a link to your mixtape. Sounds basic, I know. But every...

Accountability

I put forth maximum effort in everything I do. I was recently impacted negatively during a restructuring, causing me to be out of work. However, I have no...

Family Guy

Do you watch Family Guy? Do you watch NBA Basketball? Do you read fiction books? Do you play video games? How come you can sit down on Tuesday night and watch...

Father of the Year (follow through)

If you’re willing to sacrifice money, relationships and having a social life in exchange for the opportunity to possibly have the opportunity to become a...