No matter who, or where, you are, I’m sure by now you’ve had the debate with your mates about this topic: What’s best, quality or quantity? I have a feeling you may already have an answer to this and it could be a firm belief as well.
There might not be a simple answer, but I can only give you a personal view of what I believe to be right. I have seen many people hyping themselves to the max and they all claim that they can make a new beat or song and release it every week. That is more than possible, but how many of them will be any good?
As an artist, your number fan will always be yourself. That self belief is a good thing and there’s nothing wrong with a bit of self confidence, but, when does it turn into arrogance? I believe that it is possible to hype yourself too much only to find nobody agrees with you.
As a lifelong fan of music, I am always looking for the next best thing. There’s nothing better than following someone you believe to be hot from the very beginning and maybe even want to work with them one day. However, I do have a problem with people claiming they are the greatest only to check out what they have done with an open mind, and then be disappointed. I know there are real musical geniuses out there, but sorry son, you are not one of them.
Even though you may be your own biggest fan, it’s possible to go to the other extreme believing that nothing you do is any good. We all go through this every now and then, so how do you get over it? Even well known artists can suffer from it. Where’s the balance?
I can’t tell you what is the right amount of tracks to put out there in any given space, that is totally up to you. I see no harm in making tracks private before allowing the public to hear your latest creation. There is no guarantee that everyone will like what you do, but constructive criticism can do a world of good. This debate is open to you all, please, tell me what you think.
What is better, quality or quantity?