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Showing posts from February, 2015

Restricting Creativity

As indie artist we value the freedom, its one of the greatest aspects of this lifestyle.  We express our self any way we want, because its what we do. The possibilities are endless, and THAT can be a problem. I suffer from this issue, having too many options is just frustrating and problematic. I don't need to be distracted (or confused) more than I already am, with all the possibilities of creativity. When I was recording my 1st EP " The Un-Genre ", there were SO many production ideas I had for the songs, almost too many. So I decided to set some restrictive rules for my recording process. My rule was "No more than 3 instruments per song", that helped me immensely, and the album got recorded and pressed in about 6 months tops. When writing " NOVELLA ", the restriction was more muse based. I had a specific story to tell, so I restricted my song writing based on which section of the story I was telling, and would narrow it down more and more unt

Patience or Stupidity?

I have, and still do, struggle with this question. "Am I patient, or stupid?", because I have to be one of the two, I don't see a third option here. Many articles have come up recently on the internet talking about the "Middle Class" musician, and how (in some articles) they are failing, and in other articles, they are doing well. In the "failing" articles, the bands aren't making much if any profit, but they are at least touring, some even on a national level. In the "doing well" articles, artists are making a living, strictly out of their music endeavors, I'm talking in the thousands of dollars. As an indie, unsigned artist, I tend pay close attention to these artist, and try to learn from what they are doing, to better improve my musical career choice. The problem is, I am doing most of what they are doing, yet I'm not receiving the same response. I applied to sites like Music Bed who specialize in having "music fro