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Episode 5 - Trial by Songwriting

The phrase "Overnight success" is too often replaced by "Where are they now?" Fame is fickle and for the songwriter the pressure to continue delivering hit after hit is immense. And if they don't.

Fear of failure, being dropped, writers block, every artist has experienced this kind of horror, but how does this affect the person, is it something to fear or to embrace? Is it an integral or accepted part of the process?

The episode is salutary tale, for music business success talent can mean little in favour of tenacity and timing. This is most poignantly captured in the story of The Radiators (from Space) arguably the greatest Irish band that didn't make it.


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