The first poster says to take control. To be a successful artist one must posses ten essential qualities that make them always prepared for the unexpected.
New media made by old media will generate popularity
Everything is a remix- need creativity
Remixes are made up of copy, transform and combine
Songs have similar melodies that might have been borrowed
The words are the most important part
Even if we don't recognize it we are transforming old work into new ideas. though it may not be copying some variation is derived from a previous source.
Always try to experiment with new ideas and concepts that will make your work distinct.
Never be scared to show your work for constructive advice to improve your craft.