The Burnout versus the Slow Burn: Part 2, the Slow Burn

In Part 1 of this article, The Burnout, I defined what I call the Burnout versus the Slow Burn as it relates to making music. You don’t have to be active in a music scene for long before you observe friends who are so focused on the allure of fame (or popularity or rockstardom or whatever) that they burn out. Usually, this happens with the help of money men (labels, marketers, agents, managers, or others) who don’t have a musician’s creative success in mind but only their momentary financial success. When your end goal is fame, your means are likely to lead to burnout. The key to a Slow Burn is setting up processes that you can repeat.