Character is what set's your music apart from the rest: It has the artist Signature on it and it may be imitated but never duplicated. Such artist as: EWF, The Isley Brothers, James Brown, Prince, Maze & Frankie Beverly, The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Donny Hathaway, Teena Marie, The Emotions, Hall and Oats, The Bee Gees, Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers and so many more. It's rare to find signature music today;
The key is (distinction). It's not enough to just Sing and be good at it anymore. They say no that don't sale records; that is what the industry want you to believe. Sex, Profanity, Nudity, is what's selling records today but to whom is it selling? We have just eliminated 40,50, and the 60 yr. old age groups. Are we living in the picture we paint with our music?