Here’s a little experiment I want to try. Each month I’m going to share an outline or blurb on my music business plans.
I feel doing this will not only help keep me accountable and focused, but it’ll also provide some inspiration to the readers of this site (hopefully).
Create 90 Music Cues
3 cues a day, I’ve been doing this consistently since the beginning of the year (roughly). I’m still surprised by the number of negative emails I’ve received about my work-flow – At least 10 a day (at least)
Find New Musical Inspiration
I thrive off inspiration. Without it, making 3 tracks a day would be impossible. There’s no way I’d be able to do this consistently without good sources of inspiration.
Meet 2 Music Supervisors
The majority of my placements come from music libraries and while they’re great assets, I find myself growing a little tired of them. I tend to get better (more targeted) leads and projects when working directly with music supervisors because they are connected with projects.
Director – Music Supervisor – Music library – Music creator(s)
Director – Music Supervisor ← Music creator
Just 1 less layer to go through when working directly with a supervisor.
There are a few I work with on a regular, but I need to reach out and build a bigger network.
Record 500 New Sounds
I made a list of goals to accomplish this year (New Years Resolution) and getting more familiar with my field recording equipment was one of them.
Right now I’m working with the following: Yes, these are affiliate links
- Tascam DR40
- Zoom H1
- Zoom H2n
- Fostex FR2 Le
- Rode NTG1 Shotgun Mic
- Good array of Condenser Mics
- MD7506 Headphones
- Rode Pistol Grip
- Wind Sock
- Mic cables
To some 500 may sound like a lot, but it’s relatively low. I could easily record 200 sounds of my car within an hour.
A quick example of what could be captured
- Closing the trunk
- Opening the truck
- Closing the hood
- Opening the hood
- Revving the engine
- Tires screeching
- Car horn
- Turn signals
- Gear shifting?
- Pass bys
This looks like a shortlist, but there are many sounds to be capture here, especially if I’m capturing sound from different perspectives.
Release Boom Bap Phonetics 2
I’ve been tossing this project on the back burner long enough. I’ll work on it for a bit, then a project comes along and I totally forget about it until a fan or friend inquires about the project.
It’s time to finalize it and move on.
Launch Free Membership Program
I’ve been planning and working on this for a few months. Like the Boom, Bap Phonetics project → Became back burner material.
Being overwhelmed doesn’t help either. Lately, I’ve been juggling more projects than I can handle. I love what I do, but sometimes it can be a little much.
Anyway, this program will launch in August 2013.