I know it’s been a while since I’ve written to you with an update on what’s going on with my music ministry.
As you know, if you've read my previous updates I ran into an unexpected delay. Since then I've released a debut single instead. That experience gained a bunch of knowledge in the music industry for me. After countless hours of dedication to research, application and experimenting, I’m still a rookie and realize I'll need some help in certain areas, in order to have more time for creating, performing and recording pieces.
One important and depressing fact I learned a few months ago is the number of singles that are released daily—in America alone is a whopping 25,000!! Oh MY! I did a double take by doing a second search for the answer. No, I wasn’t seeing things. Well, as you can imagine, after the shock wore off, it gave me a whole new perspective pertaining to my ministry strategy and goal. Let me just say, I’m very grateful that I didn’t go overboard investing more time, energy and financing into the production and promotion of my first studio quality release.
I’ve never been a gambler, although it crossed my mind on this venture. I don’t play the lottery and that’s just what spending money and resources on the hope of creating a profitable hit song is like. My small investment in the first gamble was minimal at best and there will even be a shorter shoestring budget from hereon. My altered incentive and goal is to only produce high quality audio renditions of my tunes for the sake of sharing them and leave the rest to God.
That was my main focus before the crushing statistical revelation, but the accompanying motivation was also monetary gain, at least enough to break even, or close to it anyway. After learning about the astronomical number of daily song releases, I’m no longer skeptical of the distributor's reports showing virtually nonexistent sales .
It’s not strictly a negative discovery, though—It lightens my load for getting more of my songs out to you and I have more time to focus on the first love of my passion—playing musical instruments and crafting recorded original pieces with them. Also, due to the DIY nature of my personality (AKA saving money) learning about recording and mixing and applying it has become a secondary passion of mine. It doesn’t surprise me, however, because after all, it's an art in itself.
Before I get too long winded—it’s probably late for that—I’ve been working on a couple of other singles to release. The first one is planned to come out by the end of spring and is titled “A Little Faith.” I wrote it in 2018 and according to God it was supposed to have been my official debut single, instead of "Pyro-Politician," as it was confirmed to me about six months before I released it.
It was in an epiphanic moment I spawned an idea that was sure to be successful in some way. It wasn’t until the same span of time after its release when the palm of my hand met forcefully with my forehead. I remembered what God spoke to me. I believe He’s giving me a second chance to obey Him. We should be so thankful that He is the God of repetitive second chances in our lives here on the blue marble.
To sum up my current intentions for releasing music; an album, or EP seems to be far off, but I'm pecking away at it. Releasing singles appears to be a much more feasible achievement to acquire, at this time.
I have much more that I could ramble on about, but I’ll spare you the agony until my next blog entry, should you choose to indulge yourself therein.
“You make it all worthwhile!”