It has been apparent for some time that some extra help is needed. I am the only person handling the business end of the group, and the responsibilities have really been cutting into my rehearsal and self-practice time these days. And as often as I phone and leave voice messages, send out emails, and send text messages about where a band like mine could play, you’d think the phone would be ringing off the hook, the email In Box would be overflowing, my text In Box would be running amuck, and all my web pages and message boards would be full 100 percent of the time. But guess what — it just doesn’t always happen the way you’d like it to, right? So what do we do about that? Well, of course, we must find someone who can handle the job with all that entails, so that I can get back to doing what I love most, and that is just being a musician! But until that person comes into our circle, I must just keep pushing forward. I will send out the press kits, I will send out the emails, I will make the phone calls, and I will do everything that I possibly can to achieve our goal: to just get out and play at the right venue, on the right stages, in front of the right headliners, and in front of the large crowds!
I refuse to give in to the revolving door scenario. I will never give up, I will never give in! I do believe that hard work will always pay itself off in the long run if you are truly committed, aggressive, passionate, and consistent without fail to your deepest desires. I do believe that good things come to good deserving people. We all have a say in what can happen, in what we can help make happen for ourselves. We just have to remain strong and true to our passion in music. Don’t give in, don’t give up hope, don’t give up on your dreams, and absolutely do not be afraid of the revolving door. It is always revolving, and you can walk through it as many times as you need to. It’s just a few more steps, and who knows what you might find or who you might meet on the other side, right?
On another small note: One of the key working elements for me has been the ability to utilize the online presence that I have created for myself online. I have found online networking groups that have been very helpful in staying connected to others in the music world. Seeking out and finding these groups has been very easy, with so many music industry web pages, groups and forums available to us at the click of a mouse. With Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reverbnation, YouTube, Craigslist, Yelp, Google, Box.net, Myspace, Local Music Vibe, East Bay Express, Our Stage.com, and so many others, you can discuss anything about the music business. It is always nice to hear or read someone else’s take on the music business.
Stay true to your self and in sharing your sincerity to supporting the venue. We should all remember to never forget, that without the venue, we have no venue to share our true passion: our music!
So stay tuned, as there will be more to come. Peace.