It sucks to be rejected. But, it comes with lessons, and you can either take or discard them…
4 THOUGHTS FROM ME
1. Dealing with rejection can be tough because we often take it as our ‘SELF’ as being rejected. It just means that a piece of your artistry was rejected, and not that you’re being rejected or future tracks will as well. It’s never a ‘get out’, but a ‘try again’. Resilience is key to keep trying until you get it!
2. Getting signed to a label is like getting an ‘A’… feels nice, feeds our ego, but we don’t really learn anything after. Being rejected is like getting an ‘F’… it hurts, we feel bad, but then we start moving to turn this around. In other words, it’s fun to win, but being rejected is what will make you develop.
3. Every rejection has a lesson. Once I received an “It’s not massive enough” from a label, and what can you do with that? However, the vague answers are the best ones because it makes you turn every piece of our art inside out, not only one lead or one percussion. By reframing rejection as growth, you reduce the pain and increase your power.
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
What is the worst thing that could happen if a label rejects your song?
Think about it, it’s just a rejection. If you choose to send something to a label, you already won! Didn’t you already take a chance on your dream by submitting without fear? ‘Obstacle is the way‘, my friend (by the way, an amazing must-read book)!