As I was commuting to The Daily Planet today, I was reading my Twitter feed and came across this really interesting and though-provoking story that BT shared about feeling knocked back by the music industry. It actually made me a bit misty-eyed and I wanted to share it with all of you…

Via BT on Twitter

"When I was 18, went into an A&R guy @ Sony's office. Another kid with a demo and a dream. It took about 3 years to write and record. I believed, because of the thought and integrity put into it, that a person of authority would regard this work with compassion and respect. I remember Bobby (real name) listening to 15 seconds of every song then saying "you music sucks, your songs suck, your voice sucks…You'll never make it in the music business get on a spelling show and get the F*** out of my office". I just sank. I wore slippers & a bathrobe for a month and cried daily. An extrodinary blow. I was absolutely decimated. Years later we were premiering Monster. A man came up to me and said "BT I've followed you for years. I love all your work it's amazing". We spoke for a bit, I said "Thank you so much, what's your name?" He says "Bobby ***"I'll never forget that moment. No words needed saying. Then and there I made the decision, if I ever make it, I will listen to others coming up. If you treat me w/ respect, I will listen to your work. If it's thoughtful/ meaningful/interesting…I will tell others. I remember what if feels like to be the hand on the other end of that demo."

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, & his punishment is seeing the dawn before the rest of the world" – Oscar Wilde

Bless all of you that dream, and for those who do not…start now. You have permission. A beautiful goodnight to every single one of you. 🙂

Thank you BT for sharing that with us – it really made me think and touched me personally.