Take the time each day/night to ask yourself. "Have I done everything possible on today's grind?" Remember, "It takes every inch to make a mile". K-TRIK-E
The industry is in desperate need of artists who are not easily influenced by today's markets. It's looking for those whom are interested in being true individuals and not followers of their influences. What is being said is that, we all have a favorite artist in mind that are mainstream. But remember, they already have that attention of that music market. We have to do the same on our own as well. It's totally safe to create your own identity, instead of using someone else. What's done is done, and may not be done over. Just check many classic records that proves this.