→ John Mayer 2011 Clinic – “Manage the Temptation to Publish Yourself”

By vijay on August 5, 2011 — 1 min read

Although twitter was his most frequent whipping boy, Mayer also targeted the urgency beginning artists feel to update their blogs and youtube channels with new songs or videos to maintain steady flows of interest for their work. Instead, Mayer explained that he found the separation of creation and promotion necessary in his own career, saying “as you start playing music you’re going to stop thinking about getting better. As soon as you flip the switch into showing other people your music, for some reason, the other brain sort of goes away.”

So, to avoid the temptation of publishing himself and to increase his mental capacity for creativity, Mayer deleted his twitter, stopped blogging, and created a strict regime for recording his next album.

via John Mayer 2011 Clinic – “Manage the Temptation to Publish Yourself” – Berklee Blogs.

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