The Grammy awards took place last night. It’s the only awards show I really have any respect for.
The ceremony is called music’s biggest night for a reason. It is truly a peer honor, awarded by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic or technical achievement, not sales or chart positions. In other words you’re recognized by a large number your professional peers NOT a handful of empty suits or corporate “leaders”.
Country artist Kacey Musgraves won 4 GRAMMY awards last night all without the benefit of much radio airplay for her music.
Her album Golden Hour was also by far the worst-selling album to win a GRAMMY in over a decade.
That isn’t a criticism of Musgraves. It’s a credit to the fact that something of exquisite quality is recognized as award worthy over something that’s simply a highly marketed commercial juggernaut.
It’s the true gauge of an artist’s music as it’s voted on by fellow industry peers. It’s the difference between “best-seller” and “best-written”.
The lesson from her success is that you don’t need to change who you are to suit the tastes of gatekeepers in your industry. Create work you’re passionate about and the right success will find you.
My most critically acclaimed book was NOT a best-seller, it’s actually my worst-seller. But it won business book of the year awards at three book festivals, which like the Grammys are voted on by professional peers in my industry. It’s also been adapted into a screenplay for a major motion picture but you won’t find it in major bookstores, airports or libraries.
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