Originally Posted by riphead
does "work harder" help? i dont think so. the kids copy your work within some days (no matter if you worked harder or not).
Wow, you really are sad aren't you! Poor guy.
Look here's how it is - we all have to understand this at some point:
1) doing music well is very hard... that's the way it always has been (it's also very rewarding).
2) there is no guarantee that you'll have any success in terms of finances or gaining listeners, no matter how hard your work (though hard work certainly increases the probability)
3) if you only do music because you like the idea of being successful and famous as a musician, it's very strongly likely you'll be disappointed. Do it because you love it.
When I say hard work, I mean years and years - 1000s of hours of dedication. The vast majority of successful musicians fall into this camp.