In these days of guerrilla music business there’s a need, scratch that, an obligation to get your hands dirty. It’s not enough to say “I just play this here guitar” and let the manager / label do the rest. As a big chunk of the revenues disappeared, an indie musician has to pinch his nose and dive into paperwork and other areas pertaining to his business of creating music. Educational.
Last week I had a nifty blog post nearly ready about Lee Fletcher and his PledgeMusic drive to finance his next project. Circumstances prevented me from finishing it and in the meantime, as luck would have it (said without irony), Lee’s drive has exploded and reached it’s goal in a mere 7 days. No matter, since any extra payments over the set goal will raise quality of the final product AND will also help the Multiple Sclerosis Society, now more than ever, it’s time to help. Here goes:
Man: “So, what type of music do you play?”
Me: “Er… It’s heavy, but not Metal; it’s Prog, but very far from Yes; sometimes it’s Ambient, but dark, not like Eno.”
The guy stifles a yawn. You too, probably.
I’m sure I’ll tweak it some more, but here’s an idea of what we’ll be using for a CD sleeve for our soon to be released EP.
How do we decide what image is to be used? Simple, it’s the image you constantly come back to even after creating many more nifty concepts and it’s the one that after taking a step back, is not too embarrassing to the illustrator.