During this entire month, it’s been my desire to share informational resources that provide some education, networking opps and a few other pointers to point EntreMusicians in the right direction. I hope the few bits I’ve offered have been helpful to you, knowing that there are other entire planets of material I never mentioned.
As I began to write this morning, I must admit I became stuck early on and stopped because I didn’t want to only recommend another slew of books and websites. I always want to add real value and share knowledge that inspires you to move forward spiritually, emotionally, personally and professionally.
I had an argument with myself about what to post and also since Thursdays are “Music Day,” my ‘Self Talk’ became tongue tied when I began considering which song I’d be mixing or editing and could not decide. So what I did to loosen up was trot downstairs to the BHive, fire up Reason 7 and start banging away on my V-Drums. When that became boring, I uploaded a piano and hammered through a few chords that may or may not become a killer song one day. I couldn’t come up with the proper bridge, so I saved and abandoned that idea, then slapped on my bass and pretended I was Marcus Miller. The breakthrough came when I auditioned a strange drum loop I wouldn’t ordinarily choose and all of a sudden the groove found me.
Suddenly, the purpose of this post became clear. There are obviously excellent methods and strategies that profesional songwriters use to write hit songs. There are exceptional formulas, business plans and fool proof procedures, techniques and systems for creating successful enterprises.
I am committed to being a life long learner and I try to glean as much wisdom from these various methods as possible. But the bottom line is that there is No Exact Way to become profitable in your field.
The EntreMusician’s life is all about experimentation. Hunting, Digging, Scratching. Searching, Plodding, Combing. You Try This – Put it Down and Pick Up That. The EM is about Imagination, Adventure, The Journey and Once You’re On It, the Groove Finds You…
In fact, at this moment, as I write this, I am listening to the Live Webcast from Platform University, where I am an online student. Michael Hyatt’s special guest is Jeff Goins and they are talking about getting stuck in blogging! (You Can’t Plan This, Folks!) My ADHD is also in full throttle so I am listening to Pat Metheney’s “Secret Story” in the background.