Ah, there really is nothing like finally sitting down with a cup of tea after a long day.
As contradictory as it may sound, my day actually began at 5pm, after getting all my errands out of the way and attending two weekly lectures running between 1 and 5pm… it was time to get down to business.
Having accepted an invitation to sit in on a production session I got to learn more about music production and what it entails. Two producers were working with a new band to create their first song, allowing me to witness the creative development and recording process needed to get this done.
With some time to kill before my next session, I sat down with a guitarist I was keen to work with for a private session in order to get to know more about his individual style, further my understanding of the instrument and discover his expectations of forming part of a band. Taking a keen interest in each member of a group betters the result as a whole. I think this is the best way to ensure you have band members who can hold their own.
Next, it was back to the studio to view rehearsals for an upcoming performance by an artist I’ve just started to manage. Although, in this case she was performing covers with musicians for a school related project, it was still beneficial to analyse her performance for when we do get original tracks and a band together. In addition, I also had the chance to meet more artists. As a lecturer pointed out today, it is opportunities like this which offer the best networking prospects.
(Proving that things do not always go as planned, the rehearsal was set back due to unforeseen circumstances. Requiring more practice after losing the studio to the next scheduled group, the team had to get creative to carry out the final songs setting up what equipment they could in the common room.)
Just as I was about to call it a day, a guitarist informed me about another rehearsal which was about to begin – seizing the opportunity to scout talent I sat through another hour’s worth of rehearsals which deemed fruitful gaining some more contact details which I’m sure will come in handy.
”Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.” – Gary Ryan Blair