WHOAAAAAA!!! These past few days I have been thinking *oh sigh* wouldn’t it be nice to have a video camera, so that I can make mini music videos and video blogs ‘n stuff… new year’s resolutions, and all. Well, guess what?? Today after buying groceries from Safeway, I opened my spin ‘n win card expecting to see “Sorry… try again”. And instead I saw…
I’ll take this as a positive sign from the universe that I’m on the right track with my new year’s resolutions. I’m making a new album this year.. woo!… and along side of that creative project… I have decided it’s time to make a concerted effort to get organized!!!! I’m delving into marketing, admin and all that crazy business stuff that seems to go along with the job of being an independent musician these days. I want to turn those seemingly four-letter words into things that are okay… or, you know what… even better than okay. I am embracing the idea that it is GOOD to get my music out there in the world.
To that end, I have just started an online blogging challenge called “Music Success in 9 weeks”. Based on Ariel Hyatt’s book of the same name. Each week I (alongside 60 other songwriter colleagues / challengees) am assigned a task designed to kick up the “career” side of things for my music, starting with week 1… Setting Goals! I then get to blog about it. To share with you, my dear reader, the entire grueling process of getting my biz in order. Once a week, expect me to be elated, embarrassed, annoyed, enthusiastic and all sorts of other things starting with not only vowels, but consonants too! Join me on my journey. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this process too.
Post script: According to the fine print of my camcorder prize, I won’t actually get it in my hungry little hands for another eight weeks or so. So let’s think of it as the carrot that keeps me on track with this blogging challenge. By the time my camera arrives, I will surely be launching into the new and rejuvenated moi! And just in time to film the making of my new album, too! Yes!
PPS, I’ll be posting my progress once a week on Mondays. My first “Music Success in 9 weeks” blog goes up Monday January 16th. :)