Derek Sivers

Entrepreneur, programmer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Or you can not talk at all

Words got you down? Nothing new to say?

Spend some money on a great photographer.

Calvin Klein showed you don't have to talk and talk and talk.

But if you don't, it's ALL up to the image.

Unless you're in heavy rotation on every radio station, it's not very easy for people to hear your music without trying. They have to go seek you out, and make an effort to go hear you.

Music is like perfume. You have to convince and persuade people, with your words and images, to take that initiative, to make an effort, to hear your music.

If you try to just “let the music speak for itself” most people will never hear you.

Or you can not talk at all