Body of work > hits

The Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup consisted of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lyne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.

How does one get invited to play in a supergroup like that?

While it’s easy to point to the hits each of these talented artists made, I think it would be a mistake.

They wrote way more songs that no one listens to then ones that made the charts.

You’re invited not because you can write a hit but for the body of work you produce.

Drip by drip.

[Interestingly enough, Bob Dylan was at a career low point when he was invited to play.]