Whatever you are doing, who you doing it for?

Writing this articles is getting easier by the day. Once I open my word document I don’t close it without something of value for you to learn. Today’s topic is who you do it for? And the question I found on face book from a poet complaining that’s people don’t take his masterpieces seriously they don’t see the substance of his poems. I want to broaden this question to a bigger scale of everyday people. To parents we know then length we could go to take care and protect our kids and at the end of the day we lose objectivity of our actions and instead sacrifice all our lives for a cause that’s doesn’t show any result. I want to talk to musicians as well we no different from poets and the comment I agreed to about this topic do what’s ever you do for yourself 1st then the next person

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  1. Prioritizing family

We all know this one and it’s a pity I lost my kid before he was born, but I can tell you I was already protective of him. So what’s I would’ve done to prevent this from happening? nothing would be a wrong answer ,its what’s in doing now for the future that’s is ahead of me that’s will determine how birth of that’s kid will turns out along with the mother and of Couse health issues and anything above our power. But our lives shouldn’t be driven by this important things and lose ourselves in the process. We are the primary goals in life and anything we do should follow that’s sequence and if you are a kid reading this as soon as your eyes open see how you can better yourself ,because your mother and father are already old and they did all they could with you. If you constantly do things you don’t like just to impress your parents you will miss your mark in life and regrets not trying things that’s you really believed in. Always give your parents advice a thought and then picture the life that’s you want if its not in accordance politely decline but if your parents are your role model and they had done well for their lives do yourself a favor and take their advice and the comfort of support that’s will come with it.

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2. Fans and believers

I don’t know how fans ,have our best interest in their hearts but all I know is people I follow are already successful and if I can be successful as well then their mission would’ve come true. And the ultimate goal will meeting them one day and really explain to them what’s helped me to everything they teach and how people should receive the content cause I was once on the other side. I want to be successful for myself 1st then impress my mentors meaning all my guiding lights are the right ones. But as the follower of their content I cannot tell them what’s I need them to teach me because they know how syllabus go. Now artists and other creative makes a mistake of asking fans and believers what type of song they should release. Look when you started what’s you do you didn’t ask anyone and again after you had some supporters you didn’t try to quite because you saw that’s this works, why ask them now while you are already on the lead.

Let’s take a church example people come to church and agree to that’s belief, butwhat’s I see to some churches keep on trying to change and make people accept god over and over.

3. For the good of all

Some of us have ambitious missions in life and I have found mine recently. Others do it for human kind and other for a cause. While all this is good lot of things can side track you and you message get lost in translation ,it will be better though if most people have this  but nature didn’t build us like that’s and even in ancient history people were divided to categories and enjoys life differently and that’s still the thing. All I can suggest here have this cause if it can fulfill something that’s you angry about in a society or maybe overly passionate about. If for not this reasons once a third party come in to play on catastrophic event interfere you will give up , while if you have some sort of a drive you will overcome all the temptations and adversities.

Mr. Nelson Mandela former SA president is famous for not intervening to other countries politics, and that’s why he became a global icon he kept his views to himself and was not swayed by political analysts and reports. With that’s said you can see something that’s is meant to pull you out of your tracks and avoid it cause whatever you are doing is bigger than you even your ego should be kept silence.

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4. I don’t know ,it’s what’s I’m supposed to do

You may be stuck in a life project that’s has no meaning. What’s define you? As a person, is it your spouse, your job or the things you have? Depending on the kind of live you want to live highly successful people they can’t even explain their job description.A person who practice law and have a real estate business can’t be a lawyer or both .So don’t try to be one thing in your life time at the same time don’t try to be everything .When dearth come people who are alive will forget the monthly plastic you use to provide every month if its stop coming. So playing a long game is important something that’s will outlive you. It’s may seems like I’m out of the subtitle but pay attention, I’m saying become duplicable and don’t be intrinsic on one thing. Here what’s I am supposed to do ,go to work and pay the bills and better my life by reading books ,start businesses and write this blog and do music and on and on. So my other answer you already know what’s you suppose to do , get a job or you already working spend time with your family like switch off the TV. Meetings shouldn’t happen when there are problems at home and gathering shouldn’t be funerals you the reader get your whole family together it’s your duty or save for it if you feel it’s going to cost. You know ideas about what’s should be happening in our lives sometimes manifests well when there is money so make it a priority that’s you try to get more than enough so you will be able to be a good influence in your life time , I’m also on that’s journey.

5. Do it for your piece of mind

If you could sleep well for the rest of your life doing, what’s you are doing would you take another thing that’s pays you well but more stressful? It’s depends, there are people who loves challenges in life and there are those who wants comfort. You can love both as well but life is more interesting if you immense on something and money needs responsibility and you not 100% comfortable if you need needs to balance checks and bank account .what’s tends to happen people spend all their money and start over every month. Personally I don’t like that’s strategy but people who are working in my culture say’s working body should be spoiled. And my answer to that’s I respond within is that’s, seeing work as a hard thing that’s after it you need to be spoilt is a first challenge. Secondly what’s if I gave those people money without working what’s could they do with it?

Having a piece of mind is also having a good mindset, I don’t want to lie it’s sometimes hard dealing with people who are different than you every day because they’re your neighbors, family members and maybe employees .You rarely see eye to eye even if you have a point .I’m not saying argue with them but spend less time with them so you will have your own piece of mind. So I have decided to put a bit of my life in this articles, today my uncle came back from clinic with my mother and I respect him so much. So there was a guys there with them and they called me and they ask this guy, is a serious mature handsome guy wears R20 sandals like this? I don’t know how to defend myself in situations like this but I’m in a mission and it’s a lockdown I really don’t have anyone to impress I’m just home minding my business and I view money different than them and they know it. This tends to make me happy because not having people paying attention to me for no reason rather than wearing expensive cloths is good. Cause that’s how envy starts and people begging to ask you for stuff , be careful this is LnM and thanks for reading I hope you took something out of today’s topic.

6 Reason why artists don’t make money

Welcome to another episode of LnM Show, this segment we going to focus on the driven force of our society money, but strictly to music artists why don’t get it….We were guilty of this as well at the beginning and sometimes we get tempted to ease up but have found a way to discipline ourselves to treat music as strictly business. Disclaimer not all artists are not making money and some of us we are not making what we suppose to so take our points with consideration. The aim of this show is to open your eyes as an aspiring artist and make you realize that there is nothing you will ever enjoy more than your passion so you might as well get paid for it.

  1. We are hooked by burning passion.

Before  we explain take a second and Press a follow button , thank you .1stly its easy for us to talk about ins and out of music because we in it so we literary talking from experience as you will see our music videos if you look at our channel. Now lets us Elaborate what’s we mean passion hooked us. We love what’s we do to the point that for as long as we performed money will follow one day ,which is the day that will never come so we suggest you add value to your brand and start acting like an artist not a want to be or a student of music. Ask for your money to promoters and other artists who want to feature you because you have done so and so to make yourself worth so much politely take it or leave it. For years we preformed for free and as that is needed at the beginning its shouldn’t exceed 5 years or even less unless it a hobby and you already have money , we realized we were paying for everything we did either with our time or with money so we needed it back with interest. ULwaz sometimes forget and try to be nice on people then Makhula remind us of our vision and that we will not get there if we keep wasting petrol and money to attend shows that make other people rich disregarding the person who’s actually doing the work.

  • 2 We are not business savvy.

I think we are still guilty of this point which is our weakness but if you are a business person don’t try to take advantage loll. What’s we mean is we don’t know business ,we are winging it as we were winging it from the beginning but what’s important for you is to be aware of your weaknesses and get help don’t sign endorsement deals on your own. Don’t perform at a big concert where you have to sign and sign that like you signing a autograph. I learn from Zakes Bantwini sharing his story that he once preformed on the same stage with Usher, in the documents they signed Usher has requested some matt that he will use and our Zakes saw the stage being ripped apart before he got in quickly as the light went off for Ushers exit, he tried complaining it was too late he didn’t request the matt and he signed the contract. We all know he learnt and improve now we don’t have to repeat that same mistake. All I know about being business savvy is knowing the basic of numbers, in music it’s important to know how to calculate % I know at Samro we rob each other but we hardly get don’t royalties anyway because it’s hard to put music on radio so we really don’t know how a percentage work as for us we are now aware about that too. 2% of R2 000 000  = R40 000 not bad neh loll we don’t know who will be getting the rest and why so how I got R40 000 it’s an old formula we forgot after school pay attention its goes like this. R2 000 000 x 2 / 100 = R40 000 .this is the basic and most important.

  • 3 They don’t attract money.

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

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Others say its takes money to make money, that one way to do it. Secondly for a artist to make money there’s a way to attract it. 1stly you should look deserving of money as an artist by spending money on your appearance or at least pictures you send out should be clean and you clean in it. Act like a Celebrity but don’t live like it on your day to day you will be broke. Buy clothes for your performance and do photo shoot, do hair and if you like bling add it, it doesn’t have to be too much, so when a person looks at you will automatically know this guy will want money. Then here is the secret if someone wants to book you let him say the offer 1st so you will be able to negotiate maybe he values you more than you value yourself or just read a book called negotiating without splitting a difference.

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  • 4 We don’t know the roads to money.

Okay this is more like an example but it basically knows which streams to invest in that will make you make more money in return no matter how small you have putted in. Where you spend your time as an artist is also important because that will make you valuable what’s do we mean , let’s say you are Dj Tira its wouldn’t make a business sense to always eat your meat at Eyadini Lounge which by the time you are booked there people have had enough of you. Do go there once in a while as a social call but for you Shisanyamas are your place of business that your road that bring you moola if you know what I mean is. Do a mind calculation if you have some cash to invest in music to which will yield a better ROI- Return On Investment, do I bet on radio or tv then you have to decide looking at if your genre is played more on TV or radio, do I put this on clothes that is branded or I boost my page on face book then you look if you have fans who will buy your t-shirts and then earn some profit and go hard in boosting your videos on youtube.

  • 5 You Make money you just do know how to keep it.

Not being able to keep money somehow or at least create a cash flow with it is more like a handicap because you will always blow through your money every time you get it and wonder why you end up in content like this. Personally I know people who do make money through music then drink it through alcohol and drugs that not a problem but the question remains who is going to keep investing on maintain your music life cause you have to be relevant to keep getting more gigs and you have to have a hot song that is well marketed to the public to get a shot of competing .Even though we don’t like the word compete but somehow we still use the same mediums to send music to the public and the person at the top of the chart is doing all of the positives above. Expensive clothes has nothing to do with your brand as an artist so you better start printing your own and make money while you at it.

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  • 6 Their Team is working against them.

Managers, Producers, Camera guy, Driver and Fellow studio mates and those guys who like to hang out in the studio. This people are important but and big but they might be the ones who are holding you back ,you see the way money is splitted after the gig or that celebration for the launch or those chicks that were called by your hang out friend and you ended up taking one with you and the next morning you went to Shisanyamas you guys seems like you are living a dream already if that not a music video where you just fronting then your team isn’t handling your career well and the manager isn’t doing the management work. In most cases it’s been said that take full control of your life but in this point I say check your surrounding the people who came to your life for another intension now their totally doing something else.

Than lets end this with you , you are the centre of everything as much as we are a group with Makhula I have my perspective he has his own then we collaborate and considerate for one another do you do that with your team ,there should be some compromise in place sacrificing parties you not a celeb yet so calm down and be seen at home rather than your mother or grandma complain about music while it’s you , be reliable at home and get blessings when you went out to gigs cause you come back home sourber.

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  • Artists don’t talk about it.

Artists don’t talk about money, while they wake up everyday use it and work for it in 9-5 .Here is the lesson talk about things you want to end up having them… because the fact that’s you not talking about it , also means you don’t thing about it and thus you cannot make it in music or anywhere for that’s matter. Talk, Think, Ask and be money to have it . I have a hard time sometimes dealing with other rappers telling me as Dj Swing that’s they don’t have money or its hard to get money or I’m young and I’m still in school… I want to be clear here if you want our services you need to first think how you going to pay us before even talking to us. We also value paying forward because its where our success comes from as ULwaz No Makhula we don’t plan and not talk about how we going to pay for our dreams to become a reality or otherwise that’s will be stupid of us ,and really time wasting thing to do. So please take your work seriously and sorry if I was a bit hush here but I hate the fact that’s its took me so long to realize why people are broke in every place in South Africa is because they don’t worry about the most important in the world money . Even those who looks rich and have things , they don’t have money in the bank and their being charged overdraft fee for being lazy to pay attention to their money , And I’m not perfect either as a artist and a friend I kept studying money and made a mistake of not doing what’s really is a habit of making

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How to maintain a group work relationship as artists.

  1. How to separate your personal life and music?

Well this is another separate episode but we will touch on it. 1st of all you can’t separate it music is your life and your life is music anything you do is driven by your ambitious goals of becoming a superstar so you will serve your supporters great content all the time.

You need to be always in touch with your friends, and remember each other ideas when you meet again. Be productive when you together because one of you might get busy and you guys have few song or music videos.

I prefer you talk regularly so that you won’t overwhelmed each other by information when you meets always offload and do. Updates each other if someone has a big life event and be considerate of each other even if you feel what’s other person is doing feels like delaying the whole group progress just put yourselves in their shoes then yourl see.

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  1. 2. Who’s responsible for one another in a group?

Look at this point we are all adults, and if you are your starting out remember this the success of your music will happen with or without your friends or the group you work with right now. I know this above statement doesn’t sit well but its true no one is responsible you all need to show some commitment and others are trapped in this like us. ULwaz in our group its clear there’s nothing I came to do on earth except music so if you in a group like that and one of you maybe wants to be a policeman as well the policeman doesn’t stand a chance I’m just making an example. You can have your job it’s important to help to push your work but if your job is more than your music even when you daydream you say even if I make it I won’t leave my job then you are a problem in a group because your dedication to your job is too high obviously your art will fall short.

I will tell a bit story because ULwaz No Makhula we have a lot in common before we focused on our brand we were doing hip hop and kwahip and kwaito with other friend who somehow left the hustle to their personal lives we are still friends with them but no offense they will never catch us again if they decide to come back and time for what’s we use to do back then  is so scarce its will mean shutting whatever we are doing coz its takes all our time so my point they left their responsibilities as artists and no one could solve that except themselves.

  1. 3 Always show up in the studio, shows, anywhere you supposed to be.

Don’t be bagged by your team to attend certain things if you in 9-5 its understandable but if you at excuses nah ,We all have babies now , we have family now other big artists you respect balance this so well why can’t you ,We all have side hustle and business make time for your big dream. We can create a quote if it’s not out there mnganam saying “If You not your living your dream life now’ yourl never will”. What’s we mean by this is if you not busy as signed artist or independent successful artist who is how they live their lives by constantly releasing , shows , interviews ect now you won’t be able to do it smoothly once you get a deal. You will get tired easily, yourl thing they are exploiting you. Study the game yourself look at videos like this ask other successful artists but they will not tell you much because from the experience people don’t use the lessons they got easily .So Showing up is the key for Dj Swing that what’s made him well know in Kzn he was always there

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  1. 4 Respect and tolerate each other.

In Some years in the underground studio ULwaz was recording in Safe Side Records, Dj So Long the producer and a friend said something in the interview we were making as an interlude. ULwaz Asked so how you guys has manage to stay together for such a long time since 2007 till today and here what’s he said “Ukbekezelelana” nokHloniphana meaning respect  and tolerate one another that hit me.

You don’t give up on someone just because all of a sudden he got into drugs that can happen to the best of us,if he still putting the work then you will keep together while trying to solve this issue .it’s more like marriage of some sort you don’t give up on your partner after one infidelity strings of events will lead to saying I’m done.

Respect a person with a short temper then laugh about it later and tell him to calm down, we all have different personalities so let’s not jump into conclusion .priorities projects but don’t create a system earlier do the work in front of you as a team the always late guy give him early wrong time so automatically he be on time, the lie find a way to get him to talk the truth there’s lot of videos about that here on youtube.

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  1. 5 Talk about obvious stuff that might ruin your relationship

This point is leaning to life rather than music but as I said there’s a small distinction. Talk about your friend beautiful sister and see how he react this is the hard one as gents we just watch and die from within or joke about it while someone is really destructed . How you go about this way back again ULwaz and Dj So Long I saw my producers  sister coming back from school  and I couldn’t hold myself that when he intervene and said that my sister bro you don’t stand a chance. So that happened by luck so now you guys can be intentional other brothers might’s not mind if you are a good guy in the hood it’s a taboo to let your sister date a friend but we really don’t know this things can happen behind your back either way,if they come out end up ruining the work relationship. The problem with this point some of the guys don’t have sister’s but still lot of girls out there if your friend say no get over it and focus on ispan. Talk about can I be in studio as an artist while you away and see if that okay with parents because some steals at the end because we use bedroom studios when we starting out. Talk about money guys , see others assume that the producer is responsible for the equipment that fine if other team members are responsible of something else , someone else might have a car we still need to put some petrol  unless the working arrangement is good and maybe artist already buy electricity. Others can sacrifice others cannot afford to sacrifice since the background are not the same. Be considerate don’t watch your friend buys food every time he hit the studio and you don’t contribute he is not paying ,that just how it’s supposed to be help each other make a great environment  to make hits. And lastly tell people who are not welcomed there are people who are fans or artists who come to the studio for no reason you don’t talk anything of substance maybe you can feed them with info they might fascinate them and leave it like that you need to be on the hunt and work consistency or flow. With this point its might seems like someone is centre of attention its shouldn’t be like that since the producer is normally has a finally word and one of the artist sees that there is a guy who keeps coming in the studio for no reason tell a producer to tell him politely that he’s not welcomed unless he came to work.

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  1. 6 Become best friends.

Influence each other positively , know each other closely that way yourl make a room for each other personal life and music we know what’s we said but there is family and other individual mysteries which you will know about if you are best friends.One of the frind might be business savy that a good influence , other might be on some addiction what’s its does to your best friend you can hold him accountable for his bad behaivour cause that what’s friends do in the process seeing the negative effect for you not to go donw that road. And If your best friend reads good books he might share and your life might improve as well. Here you hold each other shoulders in good and bad times because of the level of trust in each other you will be bound to go places.

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