Do you look for other "talent" out there? If so, how do you do it? I know that as a singer/songwriter one usually does not seek out other people's music so as not to become tainted. Thank you.
I don't avoid other people's music at all.... it's great inspiration, actually. I don't seek out music any more though - I feel constantly overwhelmed by how MUCH of it there is. I usually go on word-of-mouth, or sometimes I'll stumble across new music on Last.fm or Pandora... I have such a backlog of things I've been wanting to listen to that I fear I will never catch up!!