They are the artists you remember for a lifetime, the ones who inspired you, who opened your eyes to something new, who helped you escape for a brief moment.
The artists you never knew existed until someone played them in front of you. Even if it was just once, even if it was just for a second, a few words whispered in your ear and then swept away by time.
Why Some Artists Are Remembered
While many people think that Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Kanye West, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Kendrick Lamar, are the current popular artists that will be remembered, others may think that artists like James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Whitney Houston, and David Bowie were part of the last era of artists that could create something new.
From the renaissance to the contemporary art and popular music scene, there have been two types of artists: decorative and those who made history. Decorative artists will simply be forgotten in a few years or after they die.
These artists do not try to create new music or new art and do not want to change the way it is made. Artists who have made history, however, are different. They do what becomes popular and start a movement.
How Artists Make History
The most talented artists who ever lived – Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Shakespeare, Mozart, Beethoven, etc. – are the ones who are still remembered today. For this reason alone, there is a good chance that most artists alive today will still be remembered hundreds of years from now.
Of course, it is impossible to predict which artists will be most appreciated and which will not. But it is possible to make some educated guesses about how history has treated artists in the past.
Five Characteristics of Artists Who Are Remembered
They changed the art form in which they worked. It’s hard to change an art form if you are not at the forefront of it. It’s easier if you are at the forefront of your profession.
They Have Joined Forces With Other Artists
Artists have the power to inspire many people through their work. Their artwork can include paintings, music, sculptures, and even architecture.
Art is an expression of the soul. There are many artists with remarkable talent whose works have been recorded in history for centuries. They usually did not follow the trend but created their own works that inspired other artists, eventually creating a movement.
Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley, for example, inspired each other and collaborated several times, as did Elton John and Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, Tina Turner and David Bowie, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson, or Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran.
They Knew How to Build and Inspire an Audience
All artists, regardless of their medium, had something in common: they knew how to put on a show for people.
Today, they not only inspire their audiences, but they also build them up. The world’s most successful artists have one thing in common: they know how to build and engage an audience.
Here are a few examples:
- Ariana Grande. The American singer and songwriter have more than 289 million followers worldwide. But how did she do it? By being consistent. She uses her social media accounts to regularly share behind-the-scenes photos and videos with her fans and to announce new music and tour dates.
Good content marketing is all about consistency and authenticity. If you want to build an engaged audience, do not be afraid to show your brand’s personality on social media. You can use a tool like Feedly to discover hot topics in your industry to write about on your blog.
- Lil Wayne is not only a musician, he offers a lifestyle to his fans. His brand is built on authenticity and his fans love him for it.
- Lady Gaga‘s music videos are known for their creativity. Her creativity is what sets her apart from other artists, and that’s why she has a huge fan base of “little monsters” who love her outrageous sense of style and over-the-top fashion.
- Katy Perry knows how to create content that her fans will love. Her latest song “Chained To The Rhythm” is about politics and social issues; this type of content goes over well with her fan base because she is politically active herself.
The most successful artists know that their art is not just about the music or the lyrics, but also about the experience they create for their fans. Artists who remain in history knew how to appeal to an audience.
They Raised Awareness
Art has been used throughout history to raise awareness and money for social issues.
From the anti-war posters of the Vietnam War to the iconic “I Love NY ” (I love New York) campaign to Shepard Fairey’s famous Obama Hope poster, art has been used to express messages and engage people in social change.
The same goes for music: from Nas to Drake, many hip-hop artists have influenced society, just as the Beatles did in pop music, or James Brown, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, and many others in the past with their own style of music.
I am passionate about art and culture, but beyond that, I am committed to social causes such as advocating for peace, educating women and girls, protecting the environment, overcoming poverty, and helping those affected by natural disasters.
Artists who have remained in history have made a difference not only through their art but also through their messages for the betterment of society and future generations.
Related: How Can I Become a Peace Advocate
They Have Made a Difference
When it comes to contemporary art and popular music expression, there are many who have created a masterpiece that has already been forgotten. This is because their work has not impacted the world as much as others.
When you make a difference in the lives of others, you can leave a legacy behind.
If you want to be remembered for your work, you should try to influence the world and produce quality new music or art.
You Can Do This by Helping Others Find Their Own Greatness
The greatest artists are those who make a difference in the lives of others.
They inspire others to be creative and think differently themselves. That is what makes them great
To make a difference, you have to have something that people care about. If your art does not relate to other people, it will not be interesting to them. If your art only relates to yourself, then you have to find a way for other people to relate to it.
The best way for people to relate to your art is to create art that they can relate to. You need to think about what your audience wants and give them something they can identify with.
The Next Step Is to Encourage Others Through Your Art
By empowering others, you give them the confidence and inspiration they need to achieve their own greatness. When you empower others with your art, you also empower yourself, because now you know there are more people out there who want the same things you do!
Final Step: Give Back Through Your Art by Spreading Positive Messages
This could mean donating money or volunteering at a local charity or simply helping others in some way every day, such as smiling at someone on the street when they pass you.
Technology will allow most current artists to be remembered.
I do not think most of today’s artists will be forgotten, even if they did not become famous. They will be part of the data that humanity has produced, and one-day artificial intelligence will look at the path of humanity, including the initiatives of artists large and small.
If you are an artist, you should ask yourself: what do you want to be remembered for?
Whether you are touring in the big cities of the world, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Paris, or you live in a small town in New Orleans or in a remote area in Asia, in the future it will be possible to ask a computer algorithm to figure out which were the best artists at a particular time. The algorithm will take the history of the art (including the value of each work) as input and output an answer.
The algorithm does not know if you are a writer, painter or anything else, it only knows if your work has been deemed good by people. And even if 99% of people don’t support your work, there is still some chance that you will be included in the results because maybe one person liked it so much that they decided to save it forever.
How Current Artists Can Influence Future Generations
Art inspires us to be more compassionate, empathetic, and understanding of one another because we recognize ourselves in others through art.
It is also an outlet for people with mental illness or those who feel they cannot talk about their problems – art allows them to express themselves in their own way without having to explain anything other than what they have created (or not created).
There are many ways artists can make a difference for future generations. Art is often referred to as a reflection of society and inspires people in different ways.
Think of the global problems that are unlikely to be solved tomorrow, such as poverty or climate change. This is where artists need to inspire us with their work so that we keep working on them until they are solved. Do you remember “Imagine” by John Lennon? That song still resonates in people’s minds decades later because it embodied a message of hope and unity – something we still need today.
Art has the power to influence our thinking about these issues and encourage us to take action in this area as well.
Some artists may even want to create new works that explore broader social issues in terms of their impact on individuals – if that inspires you, go for it!
How to Make a Positive Impact on Society as an Artist
- First, I would advise you to create works that appeal to people’s emotions. If you succeed in touching people’s hearts or minds deeply, they will respond to your message. You do not have to take your message too literally – sometimes it is more effective to let them interpret it themselves.
- Second, think about the global problems that are unlikely to be solved tomorrows, such as poverty or climate change. This is where artists need to inspire us with their work so that we keep working on them until they are solved. Do you remember “Imagine” by John Lennon? That song still resonates in people’s minds decades later because it embodied a message of hope and unity – something we still need today.
- Finally, join a movement or nonprofit. There are already many social movements and nonprofits that could benefit from your talents, so give them some of your time and see what happens!