Radio Station this morning was playing one of my favorite songs “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz and I was singing out loud!! They were playing the song on purpose to compare it to Jonas Brothers “Introducing Me” which is incredibly similar to the beat!
Jason Mraz comment was “I heard the song, and it was just a tremendous, tremendous horror of a tune,” he said. “I noticed a few similarities in the melody, but it wasn’t enough to pick up the phone and argue with somebody about it. If anything, I just wanted my $1.29 back that I spent on iTunes.”
Jason Mraz tune was a 2008 hit! It is still popular today and too well known to be copied. What a shame that the “Jonas Brothers” would even try!
I normally don’t like celebrity gossip but this was important to me because I feel like an artist your “originality” is what defines you! More than any field, being original as a musician is called “surivival of the fittest”.
No need to copy if you “got it”. I do fall into that trap myself though. I read a great blog and want that style, that lingo, that vibe!! But it just isn’t me. Being ourselves in all aspects is key. I do wonder if it’s enough, if I’m good enough, if I’m giving enough and then I just have to trust myself!
If I could copy other great bloggers because I love the way they write it would be: @shaunaglenn , @joycecherrier , @erinlynn76 , @SharonDV or dang it make it @ChrisBrogan 😉 But I’m so stuck with myself!! Who is a great writer you like? Please share in the comments!