OK, so in this stream I’m going to document the journey right from the beginning of my decision to get a job in the music industry, which was about 4 days ago now.
I have been struggling to keep my music, art and research consistent because I have been playing the ‘make it as an artist in the music industry’ game. This consists of working doing a job that I don’t want to do for the most part of the week to pay the bills and then pump any leftover money into my music business. (Which seems to be yielding NO money). The reason I didn’t try to get a job in the music industry straight after uni was that I was scared I would stop making music as an artist, as this means so much to me. Plus, I have so much unreleased material stuck on this computer! I will get it released on my label very soon I promise! Jeeeez!
So what’s been going on is… I’ve been cheffing in the kitchen busting my ass of a daytime, coming home, having a beer and doing not much else because my mind is so smashed from the days work anyway, plus I don’t feel motivated because I never speak to anybody at work about the what I do in the music industry, because… they don’t want to hear about it. I want to converse about things I am learning about and things that excite me.
My realisation is that now I have just moved to London, I need to be in the thick of it. I want to be immersed in musicians and like minded people. This will help me connect and keep me inspired to crack on. Rather than being in a kitchen (this new one in particular), where I am not even learning anything new for the cheffing career! This is just a complete waste of life. I quit! No more. No chance.
Only thing is… I have to figure out what I want to do for starters. At the moment it’s an Audio Engineer, working in a studio at a mixing desk. I love mixing. Big time! I do know quite a bit, but I know I have much to learn. I have already spent a few days convinced that the dream job role would be to be a studio producer at a recording studio, which is something I did when I co-ran small time studio in Wanaka, New Zealand, a couple of years ago. I’ll be writing a lot more about this as this was amazing experience for me and I learned so much.
I rang up one of my Uni lecturers (Dr Julio d’Escriván) for some advise as I am so on my ass right now, with a lack of information and understanding about where to go and what to do. He really did give me some great words of wisdom in the form of advise and motivation. I will be laying down blog’s here each day for a while if I can. I’ll do need to keep up a blog habit again as this site is going to be a big part of my show-reel!
Some quick things to note for me to blog and look at next…
LinkedIn (I need to update this)
The School Of Audio Engineering
What does the music business need?
List my strengths and weaknesses as a (person + a producer)
Learn to be a parrot (I’ll explain later)
‘Any entrance is good’
Thats what’s occurring now. Today Monday 19th November, I am researching how to get a job as an Audio Mix Engineer. Let’s get it together, cash in on all my contacts from the last decade, beg steal and borrow, bone-up and land that sh*t. I really hope to have a job in January, if not February 2019. That would be amaaaazing.