Inside The Ascap “I Create Music” Expo 2012
“Who is the audience for this music?” Bruno Mars explained was the constant question asked by the media prior to his breakthrough. And his answer was always the same: “The universe.”
He was explaining in a master-class to a packed ballroom at this weekend’s ASCAP Expo the theme that was woven through all the classes, workshops and discussions here this year: That an artist must maintain a specific vision for his work – not look to the industry or others to provide it – and never give up on the realization of that vision in the world. It’s a challenge, and one met by stars like Mars and thousands of unknown songwriters and singers here, to maintain one’s musical vision despite all odds.
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