Elroy ‘Spoonface’ Powell Publishes New Book Titled "How to Think Beyond a Chart Position"
How to think Beyond a Chart Position: An insider’s guide to survival which will prove essential reading for anyone thinking of a career in the notoriously competitive and fickle music industry.
Himself a veteran of the music industry Elroy ‘Spoonface’ Powell recounts from personal experience his own journey of elation and despair while finding fame within the music industry. He generously documents his own struggle with balance while advising the reader on how to retain theirs. Covering five key areas, including mental health and wellbeing along with finances, it’s a revealing insight into an industry which many of us today still view with rose-coloured spectacles. More than that though, it’s a guide on how to survive it.
United Kingdom – Many ambitious individuals enter the music industry intent on reaching number one in the charts. Elroy ‘Spoonface’ Powell (Spoon), who himself has reached those giddy heights, points out that it may indeed seem to be the pinnacle, but it’s the base of the mountain that those striving for longevity, in this tough and exhausting industry, really need to focus on.
A motivational book which can be applied to anyone about to embark on a creative career, How to Think Beyond a Chart Position is a fascinating read based on two decades of personal experience and packed with exercises and targets to engage the reader fully. Ultimately, the author comes up with a key five point plan on not just surviving the music industry, but coming out on top with body, soul, mind, relationships and finances intact.
Prioritising wellness and balance over creativity and technical know-how, Elroy ‘Spoonface’ Powell gives an honest account of his rollercoaster ride in the music industry, from his elation over chart topping hits to his desperate days of despair when his health began to suffer and there was the realisation that the industry he had loved for so long was the cause.
Determined to pass on his wisdom to newbies and ensure they have a better idea of the potential pitfalls of the industry, Powell’s book provides the wisdom and encouragement of a best friend for anyone keen on a career in the world of music. At a point when more music artists than ever are ‘coming out’ about their mental health difficulties, this companion book couldn’t have been more timely.
How to Think Beyond a Chart Position is available now on Amazon: bit.ly/5keyspoon
The author has enjoyed international fame with the dance music project Black Legend. The group’s reworking of the Barry White classic "You See the Trouble with Me" reached the top of the UK charts, selling more than a million copies worldwide.
Elroy’s CV includes a spot of acting – from appearances in 'Star Wars' and 'Now You See Me 2' to a market stall holder in the household soap Eastenders. There has also been fight scenes in the BBC drama New Blood as well as film projects and commercials for BT Sport with Jose Mourinho, Haribo, Specsavers and Money Supermarket. He currently hosts his own Web Series 'Forbidden Truth'.
Another string to the author’s bow is as a social entrepreneur where he actively engages in business projects to benefit the local community. His music licensing company Diverse Music Solutions (DMS) already helped child nutrition charity Magic Breakfast.
Elroy 'Spoonface' Powell (Spoon)
Published on: 2018-04-17
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