The difficulties and prejudices I suffer from being an artist



 Hi, today we are going to talk about my life as an artist and all the difficulties and prejudices against me.


 1 Be original.  You always see critics saying they seek originality, but it's all a lie, they don't know how to recognize something original and innovative when it appears, and they always post the same things that have already been copied a million times.  I recently participated in a magazine, I imagined winning the cover, but I didn't actually win, so I went to see the cover art, there was nothing new, just the same Picasso images that artists insist on copying, and I hate cubism and  I always thought Picasso was overrated.


 2 Be a complete artist.  There are even books saying that you should only dedicate yourself to one area.  But, I'm very different, all areas are part of what I am and I don't intend to change, make music, write novels, paint, act is a great offense.  Curators do not support a new Da Vinci, it sounds presumptuous and it is an offense to artists who are only good at one art.


 3 Be a genius.  This prejudice is similar to the previous one, but the truth is that it generates a lot of envy, people don’t know but many of my songs and art I did alone lying on my bed, and when I say I did, I mean everything about the instrumental,  the lyrics, the disk image, and I’m able to write a complete novel in a few hours.


 4 Being a philosopher or thinker superior to Socrates and Nietzsche.  Don't get me wrong, I like Socrates and I admire Nietzsche's poetic philosophy, but what can they bring to great human dramas?  Did they invent anything really useful for humanity?  My philosophy on the other hand has a concrete project for the rebirth of a new civilization with the potential to solve the great dramas of humanity, to make a better world.  And that is another offense, after all they want a folk artist or like a jester doing ridiculous poses with futile music on stage, but never someone with a philosophical depth capable of making a cultural revolution.


 5 Being Brazilian.  When I went to Europe for the first time to feel what it is like to be treated as a criminal at the airport, imagine in the world of arts and philosophy.  People want a Brazilian folklore playing football or capoeira, and not a Brazilian who surpasses his great thinkers, when it comes to plastic arts, you imagine yourself European, when you talk to philosophers if you come to mind, Germans or Greeks, but never a serious Brazilian  who doesn't feel like being folk and who hates soccer and samba.  So, it's audacity.  And in the arts in magazines and awards I see this, my art being despised when they know that I am Brazilian.


 In music it is also very difficult, how many Brazilians do you see making a worldwide success today?  Outside of heavy metal, the only space for the most musical nation on the planet is through porn music.


6 Be handsome.  This is very interesting, I have a young and beautiful appearance, and this is a sin in the world of arts and philosophy, it simply does not pass credibility, the stereotypes of artists and sages in general are ugly, old men etc. it is difficult to assimilate a thinker with  my appearance totally out of cult standards.


 7 Be happy and balanced.  The vision of an embittered, bohemian, depressive artist or thinker or troubled singer who is constantly making scandals, does not match my personality, which is always happy and calm because I have found my inner peace.


 8 Be a religious leader.  This is one of the prejudices that I have suffered for a long time, but because of my religion, which is something new and different that people have very little knowledge of.  In general this prejudice comes from people of other religions, it does not apply much to the world of the arts.


 9 The payola of great artists.  There are many here on the music and video platforms, they just don't show my music to potential fans, I have an account on one of these platforms and even though I put my music as favorites, the platform always ignores them in the recommended playlists, it's amazing how these services  they are cruel to unknown or non-paying artists.


 Another interesting thing is that even though I'm blocking some mainstream artists and songs, they keep appearing on the suggested playlists, demonstrating that someone is paying for them to remain there.


 When I open this platform, the same artists always appear on the home page, even though I have never heard a song by these singers because it is not part of my musical taste.  Coincidence?  No, payola one more time.


 Outside networks of posts that even though I have a good number of followers, only shows my posts to 3 people.  I remember having a page with 12 thousand followers on a social network, I posted something and the network barely showed it to 6 people.  You know what that is 12,000 people signed up wanting to receive your content and the social network harms these people and criminally ceases the artist to have contact with his audience.  As a result I ended up excluding this page that I had on this network and I have been studying to exclude others as well.


 In addition, there are the so-called fan clubs organized by mainstream artists that combine to generate mass comments and views to break records for their artists.


 10 Record deal.  Once I received a proposal, but the proposal was so bad that I refused, for you to have an idea it would be a contract with no expiration date, my image, my name, my look and any future work would belong to the label, they would also have control over my songs and I could only sing what they wanted, and if I was not successful I would be in the fridge without being able to sing anywhere.  But, as I value my freedom more than anything and did not want to end up as Prince with long years without being able to use his stage name, escape from this stolen and I preferred to remain independent, maybe one day if there is a favorable contract on my terms I will accept it.  I don't make music for fame or money, but because I want to express what I feel and my talent.


 Conclusion


 As you can see it is a very difficult task for me as an artist to grow up in the traditional media.  Everything looks like a card game marked to keep real artists out of the spotlight while promoting the idiocracy of our society.  Some prejudices are punctual, people are just ignorant of the new and ingenious fruit of the current low culture, but others, such as those of platforms and social networks, boil down to money only, if one artist has a lot of money to pay a lot, he will be very successful, don't have money, unsuccessful.


 Well, just that, for today.  Stay in peace, and don't send me more emails asking why I am not successful?  It's not that I don't do it, there is just an unconscious as well as conscious sabotage to leave an artist like me in the dark.


 Bye

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