Brutally Honest VS Being Broke
Story: Keith Bradford
Let's face it we have all been there. Your significant other asks you a question and you know if you answer what you are truthfully feeling it will hurt their feelings or worse yet it may even destroy their confidence.
In the Music Business I can't begin to tell you how many times an artist asked me, "Tell me the truth now, what do you think my chances are?" You want to tell he or she that they suck but you can't. No matter how politically correct you let them know they might want to consider a different profession, it never works.
If you don't accept their money and at least try to groom them, then that is your fault. That artist is going to spend their money with the person that tells them they have a chance no matter how slim that chance may be. So many times I have heard people say, "My honesty has gotten me in trouble again," or "I have to be honest with you."
Many of those same people that say those things are practically broke or are at the very least in financial ruin. Now let's make this perfectly clear, I am not encouraging you to start lying in order to survive in this business. There is a lot of truth to the old saying, "Honesty is the best policy." All I am saying is what harm does it do to encourage someone when deep down you know they don't have a snowball's chance in hell?
The Music Business, Ya Gotta Luv It.