If You Want People to Listen…How to Double the Amount of Time People Listen to You and Your Work

If you want listeners/viewers, it’s important to have some (semi-) original content.

The way to do this is to ask “What do I NOT want to happen to me?”

If you’ll consider things like not wanting a pie thrown in your face, you’re going to find something that’s funny or valuable.

So what if you did this with one of your songs? That is, what if you you put something in there about something you wouldn’t want to happen to you?

You might find the results intriguing.

Here’s the original source on this subject from blink [sic] where Malcolm Gladwell quotes Keith Johnstone:

 

“If you’ll stop reading for a moment and think of something you wouldn’t want to happen to you, or to someone you love, then you’ll have thought of something worth staging or filming. We don’t want to walk into a restaurant and be hit in the face by a custard pie, and we don’t want to suddenly glimpse Granny’s wheelchair racing towardss the edge of a cliff, but we’ll pay money to attend enactments of such events” (Johnstone quoted by Gladwell).

 

Talk soon!

Your Friends at PlayGrind,

~ Jim and Aaron

P.S. Another thing that’ll help you produce original content is to listen to Jim’s newest app, Atmospheres–Now Available in the App Store nearest you!

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