This morning has me meeting with my sales crew for my library. Getting some papers signed with them so they know they’ll get paid on their services. The idea will be to give each on a direction to go with their interests to start getting music placed out in the world. Also working on getting everyone onto the same page so that there is a common goal and team work. In a nutshell, I like.
The real question is: can I be an effective leader. So far I’m finding that I need to be a bit more organized when getting everyone together. I like being off the cuff, but it seems that improvising may not be the best approach. Next meeting I will work on some ideas to lay out and give the sales peeps a way for them to make the decisions on licenses so that I don’t need to hold their hands. I think that’s probably going to be a very good thing to do.
After that it will be time to work on some music. I’m mid process in putting a whole disc of really short musical clips together. I’m talking 3 to 5 seconds short. I’ve got 25 and I need about 60. Roughly halfway to my goal. Doing about 10 per style. I’m able to crank out about 5 a day. So it shouldn’t take too much longer.
As soon as I have the sales people on their feet, I’ll be able to start getting back to my artist self and complete the writing of a bunch of songs I’ve mentioned here before.
Because I have a slightly different view of selling out in terms of the music, I’m going to roll with a song called Sell My Soul by Our Lady Peace. See, I want to sell out of merchandise. I want to sell out arenas. I want to be that popular that people want my music to resonate with people. I don’t see how that can harm artistic integrity. In a way I am looking at selling little bits of my soul. Each song is like a piece of me. When someone such as yourself buys a copy to love, cherish and listen to, well that makes me happy. As it should make you happy too.
Our Lady Peace has had some popularity. Though I would say this song is more from the standpoint of not wanting to sell out only for money. Meaning creating strictly for the cash and not for the internal artistic drive. I can fully understand that too. But as a musician who needs to make ends meet, that may not always be possible. I know I’ve written something for the money. But I poured my talent into it. So to me it still had some artistic quality to it. As does OLP’s song Sell My Soul. It’s got soul, so has it been sold out? I don’t think so.
The intro is spacey and surreal. I dig it. The song is dark, but I’m enjoying it. All because we do have ups and downs. Fortunately music has that ability to reflect that.
Enjoying a little darkness? Go explore their CD. Get it now!