GROUPLOVE Lock Their Ego Away

Zani Nobles, GRAMMY Camp Student Journalist

USC’s Carson Hall was filled with successful people from all walks of the music industry for the insightful “Monetize Your Music” panel. The panel today was very insightful, and the panelist gave great advice that would help anybody planning on going into the music industry.

Drummer Ryan Rabin, from the up and coming band Grouplove, whose hit song "Tongue Tied" was on an iPod Commercia was one of the panelists sharing words of wisdom. He explained how he had to start from the bottom to get where he is today. It was amazing to see how he had kept trying even when things didn't go well. He said that after you fail at something it's important to not worry about what people think, and keep going for your goal.

Humbleness is an important attribute that Grouplove spoke about. "One of the keys to success is being nice to people," said the band’s Sean Gadd. He spoke about how it's important not to have an ego, and respect people. You want to have a good reputation so that people are willing to work with you. “Even if you have an ego. You have to lock it away,” Gadd said.

Grouplove is living proof that hard work really does pay off. You can't start off on top. There will be a lot of downfalls when you’re trying to make it in the music industry, but if you keep going for it; you will make it eventually. Rabin and Gadd were really inspiring for anyone that want a career in the music business. Especially as Rabin left us with this wisdom every artist needs to remember. “Don't worry about what people say or think. Keep doing what you feel is the right thing to do.”

Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy®/, photo by Jesse Grant © 2012

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