Isn’t it crazy how time can go by so fast. I haven’t written a post in ages, and considering I was just reading another blog I thought I should get into the swing of things properly.
I’ve had a strangely busy and also quiet few months of work, a week of solid writing then a week of nothing, and it’s been like that for a while. I quite like it when it’s like that though, it gives you a chance to look back and regroup your ideas about what you are doing and what you are going to do. With my latest library album for Anger Music due for release any time soon, I’ve got my eyes on the next task. I’m currently working with a very talented musician who goes by the name of Audio Android, he has produced some amazing dubstep beats and I am supplying the emotional orchestral back drop. This is to complete another library album called ‘Dubstep Symphonies‘ which is almost done, with the exception of the few tracks that I am working on of course.
Library albums aside, I’ve mainly been thinking about my album releases. Here’s one I made earlier…
I have currently got 4 albums released and am awaiting the next 2 to get through distribution and into the (digital) shops. It’s actually very rewarding seeing your own music in these places like eMusic and iTunes, rather than just sitting on my hard drive being listened to by me, as if I am reliving old memories that only I can experience. This way, other people can listen to the tracks I make for fun, and hopefully enjoy them…and maybe even, gulp, buy them! That would be nice.
The interesting thing about it is that I am used to working in a certain way – clients come to me to produce work. With releases however, you have to get the listeners in yourself, which is a lot easier said than done of course. I’ve had to put my marketing hat on for this, and i’m sad to say it but my marketing hat is rubbish, it’s like an old stinky boot decided to have a career change and become a hat. It should have stayed as a boot. Maybe I’ll get a new awesome hat with a torch attached, and some straws, and shades, and holders for cans on the side of the head and some dangling corks. This hat is gonna be AMAZING…I am still talking about my albums by the way.