Bob Lefsetz posted this the other day.

It’s a response fom Fitz of US band ‘Fitz & the Tantrums’ (who are getting loads of attention in the US) to an earlier post where Bob talked about how he found out about them.

It’s a great story of how talent and drive (remember the talent vs drive curve in our free eBook for musicians?) will get you where you want to go.

Let me start by saying that this band is truly an amalgamation of Old and New school music business paradigms and its been incredible to be a part of and witness.  I’ve been making music forever in this town with many musical projects that never went anywhere and certainly never got an ounce of recognition from the industry in the slightest.   With my heart finally broken one to many times by an industry that would never take notice I started working for a producer as his engineer and trying to pay the bills by writing music for film and television.

Read the whole thing and see how they earned their dues. 

Whilst you’re at Bob’s site I recommend reading these two recent posts too as they are full of brilliant insight:

On Perserverance.

Failure has to be an option.

And here’s a video of Fitz and the Tantrums doing their thing.