August 26th, 2019

LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO

This has to be one of the lamest song titles in all of pop culture. Completely anti-Gene Smith philosophy. The reality is, unless you are being forced with bodily harm, nobody makes you do anything.

You decide what you do every time you do it. For instance, you could decide to do do nothing (always something to consider). Or you could do something, like give away your copyright to someone for a one-time payment, the promise of royalties, or more rapid advancement in your career. Sorry, Taylor.

Yes, you will probably rise faster initially in this dog eat dog world, but it’s ultimately short-term thinking. In the long run, you will pay the price in what is actually yours, and maybe even what you are credited for.