I've been thinking a little more on the whole haters gonna hate concept. I think it is borne of fear and a been there done that attitude. After all we've spent much of our lives being told that if it has been done before there is no reason to revisit it.
What if we all took that attitude?
Nothing would be tried again and we'd stagnate.
Just because something didn't work for one artist doesn't mean it won't work for another. Time and place can make all the difference in success.
My chipin was 106% funded in 48 hours. That's some wild support. Would that have happened for everyone? I don't know. I'm sure that my results can be replicated by anyone with drive and ambition.
You must be willing to succeed.
You must also be willing to fail.
The difference in the two poles is what you do to make them happen.