Music Business Goals: October 2013

Here’s are my goals for October 2013. I really enjoy adding these updates. I recently ran the analytics on these posts and right now there aren’t many views, but I’m sure that will change as I continue to add more updates.

It’s more like a revised “to-do list” if you think about it. I Mind Map everything: Goals, plans, and ideas, etc. Sharing these goals is just another way to stay focused and on top of things… Keep them burned in the mind.

Still Working With Logic X Pro

I’m still working with Logic, falling in love with it more and more. I’ve been thinking about swapping out some plugins. Notice I sad “swap” and not “add”, so I’m sticking to my word, keeping myself inline by keeping it thin when it comes to the plugins. Templates are coming along, still a little bit of work to do in that area, but coming along.

Project Blueprint For Beginning Of The Year

I need to set myself up for the beginning of the year. This generally consists of me running through my list of connections. I landed a pretty nice gig mid-last month, one that will allow me to pretty much do whatever I want sound-wise.

It’s going to take a month or so to get up to speed with the workflow, but it’ll be worth it. I’ll ask what I can and can not share on my blog as there was a pretty strict NDA. Probably one of the most strict I’ve signed.

Create Create CREATE

I’m getting really close to that 1000 track goal I set at the beginning of the year. It was a huge new years resolution for me and one that I was a little reluctant to do, but hey I’m doing it. I felt there were 1 of 2 things that would happen,

  1. I’d hit the goal and have lots of material to send off and build from or
  2. I’d fail and still have a good number of tracks on hand. Still a win win in my eyes.

Right now I’m sitting on exactly 788 music cues. If I keep going at the rate I’m going I’ll have a total of 1,064. I’m excited about this because I can crush the goal or I can pull off a little and spend time doing other things.

I can’t predict the future, hopefully, things don’t get out of control, but if they do, I’ll have a  little wiggle room.
Let’s talk about my huge stressor of last month (the sound design projects)

Oh man, I was so stressed about these projects, but I was able to pull through. 1 project’s deadline was pushed to November which gave me plenty of time for everything else. Clients were really easy to work with, that alone makes the workload easier imo.

A good % of what was needed I already had on my hard drives. There were a few things that needed some tweaking, but that’s nothing compared to starting from scratch and then having to revise later.

Starting A Podcast

I like talking more than I do typing. I’ve always wanted to start a podcast and I think I’m going to move a little closer toward that goal in October. I’m going to have to build a schedule for it as I can see it getting a little out of control with all the stuff I normally have going on.

Anyway, those are goals for October 2013, what do you have going on? What are you shooting for?

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