“If you’re considering a career in music, you’ll probably want to get some tips from someone who has been in the business a while. How about… Sir Simon Rattle?” reads an unsigned Wednesday (12/5) BBC.com article. His “essential pieces of advice for young musicians” include: “Music may be your passion, but relationships deserve just as much hard work. At the end of your life, it’s family and the people you love that you’re going to remember—not having done concerts or whatever it is…. I don’t think there is anybody in the music business who hasn’t had some really bad experiences. The real difficulty is not letting the carpet be pulled out completely from underneath you…. Even world-famous musicians have identity crises…. The secret to success is … Work like hell, stay curious, and realize that … basically, people want to help—and sometimes you have to let them help…. We’ve all got your back. Everyone’s going to support you if you go into this business. We will all do our best because we all started there and we’ve all been in it. We all feel we’re in the same boat together. That, I hope, you can trust.”

Posted December 7, 2018