If there is a thing I’ve recently heard and can validate it’s that songwriters/composers need to get their business head on their shoulders and to leave the emotions out of it. Truer words have never been spoken. The thing that’s really hard for most writers is to separate the emotion from their creation. It’s not easy.
In putting together a library of music, I’ve learned first hand how much information is now being needed to track to music in the coming digitally fingerprinted age. We’re on the cusp of a major change in how music is getting tracked and profited on. To put it mildly, I’m not gonna be surprised if all music being pushed around on the net ends up getting tracks with digital fingerprinting and then monetized. I believe it can happen without a major hassle to the end listener. While I think the era of all the net being tracked for that is a few years off, it’s not impossible or far off.
Now that I’ve gotten this major deal for my music in terms of broadcasting, I’m finding that it’s leading me into a whole realm of numbers and tracking information that many people have no idea is out there. It’s not invisible information, but it’s not widely known. I can now see a real reason to have an intern that can write all this stuff down when I get stuff finished. Good ol’ database has grown now and it’s not a small feat of info.
Here’s a little song by a band called Tin Pan. My Life Will Be Sweeter is a bluesy, jazzy type of thing that has a strong air of New Orleans in it. Of course they’re pretty far from New Orleans in that they’re straight out of New York. One gets a sense of the room this band is recording in. You feel the space of the room as the trumpet starts putting out it’s melodic push that invites the rest of the band to saunter along.
The vocal is very reminiscent of Louis Armstrong which isn’t a bad thing. The funny irony of the song is the title being a bit uplifting and yet the music is heavy and blue.
Enjoy and go get some Tin Pan for yourself!