You know you’re making waves and getting something good going on when you get asked to speak at conferences. It’s been happening more and more as of late. Yesterday I got a call out of the blue from my rep at SESAC asking if I would feel comfortable talking about being a songwriter making my way in the world of video games.
Of course my reply was yes.
SESAC has a songwriter’s bootcamp coming up next week where songwriters can hear about the latest goings on in the music business as it pertains to songwriting. My point is it always comes back to the music and the song. So many people attempt to worry about the marketing, or the image, but not the song itself. Sad.
I’m happy to be asked and I am ready to get my game on.
Since I’m going to be speaking and I’ve been running older music on the blog for the past couple of days, I’m going to run with a song called Speak by QueensrÃ¿che. It comes off of what I would consider to be one of the best concept albums of all time. It easily ranks with things like The Wall and Tommy. Operation: Mindcrime. Every song, the whole damn disc from front to back – stunning and powerful.
Speak is about getting the word out on a revolution. In a way, with what I’ll be speaking about at the bootcamp it’s similar, only the revolution is to get people to think about writing quality music and upping their game.
The whole CD is perfection. Speak is merely one tune. The writing, the words, the music, the sounds, the production. It’s a masterpiece that you should explore and add to your musical library to help make it complete.
Go forth and have a great day!