Our August Event. We had some fantastic performances from our friends at the creative studio. Hosted online via Facebook.
Huge Thanks to everyone who decided to Collaborate with us to make the event a fantastic experience
What's the Point?
To me, there is no single quick fix, no magic silver bullet to get you from where you are to where you want to go. I can't promise that this is your one-way ticket to instant fame and fortune. Success is driven by the desire and a willingness to never give up. while seeking challenges as opportunities and striving to overcome them.
I believe that a group of committed individuals working together can aim higher and achieve more. That's why I'm doing this...
Click the button and see the Discussion tab to access the live-streams
Performances from the Fifth Dimension: Featuring Independent, Alternative, Folk, & Acoustic Songwriters.
This is the Main Event page. Schedules are listed below. Each artist is streaming from their independent Facebook page. They will be posted to the Discussion tab
CALE - 1:00 PM PDT (9PM BST) www.facebook.com/andybeckmusic/
Messiah Chameleon - 4:00 PDT 7:00 (EST)
Cody Gene Music - 6:30 PM PDT -www.facebook.com/codygenemusic/
The 5th dimension, in new-agey woo-woo relm of the subconscious mind and manifesting your ideal reality....
So we've been experimenting in hosting live-stream events... How do you do it right? I don't know, but I'll make an attempt to find out.
Artist discovery + connection. That's what it's all about.
Live Stream Events - Are they Worth IT? Whats the point?
Just a few thoughts on building something bigger than just yourself. Exploring the concept of Live streaming events...
Whats the point?
Different reasons for different people. I mean, Personally, I'm out here to build an empire, but not selfishly. I'm always seeking creative ways to help artists achieve their goals. So what are Your Goals, and how can I help?
Different goals for different artists. So here's where the answer is "it depends"
Impact - Creating something special
So you're about to jump down my throat asking 'so what? its just a glorified open mic night for the masses that's incincere + dishonest, why would i want to be involved in a project like this?'
Here's the thing....
It could be that, without any thought as to why such an event might exist. So why do it? What is the benefit? Lets consider it...
Why Do this?
Where does it stand today?
As of Right now, we're looking into the viability and deciding our approach, and I'll be honest here, There has been some conflict around what is 'Right.'
I believe in the potential in creating something that is bigger than just 2 dudes doing a live stream, It's tough though when one sees the value in Promotion and bootstrapping, and the other just wants to play music, but doesn't really care about the overarching vision.
seeking to learn from experience
I'm Here to try.
To try and to fail
To push boundaries, To open doors, To expand horizons
Face fears, and to seek perfection...
But not to expect it.
I'm Here to have compassion
to listen with empathy
To stay humble
To always strive for the best path
Making failure your main objective -
What happens when you're afraid you're going to be wrong? Speaking from experience with this one here because it's something I struggle with regularly. Constantly seeking perfection instead of jumping to it and figuring out the minutae later, one can end up seeking what may never come ending up in an endless spiral of preparation with no activity to back it up...
The cure for imposter syndrome
So what do you do? well, do something! Do anything! It's not like those people out there waiting to hear your music or hear your message are out to judge you, Sure some might be, but who spends their life worrying about trolls on the internet? If they do it should be like water rolling off a wax surface. Thick skin. Having such skin, you know, those nay-sayers were not the right people for your art anyways, so who cares what they say. If your message resonates, you WILL recieve confirmation that what you're doing is on the right track.
Such is the nature of perfection
It doesn't have to be all perfect all the time, Welcome to the realization of being human. We're here to experience, to grow, to try, to fail, to learn, and eventually achieve mastery over our pursuits.
afraid to lose
So do the costs outweigh the rewards? You've heard people say that you have to spend money to make money right? Well this is partly true for musicians also. Every step of the way from songwriting, to recording, to production, to launch. The same can be said for energy. How you spend it, the value it brings to other, and the return on the investment of it...
Want to write a guitar song but don't own a guitar? would getting your hands on one help you achieve the goal?
Want to record an album but don't have gear? would getting some help you achieve the goal? or would it be a more productive use of your time to go find someone to help you who is already set up?
want to release that album to more people than friends and family? There are people who love your music, Would it be worth reaching out? would the effort be worth it to you? Or would you try learn the tools of E-commerce to try to do it yourself?
worried about what others think of you
If you're scared, why? If the fear is holding you back, face it head on. Many times you'll realize 'hey if this experiment goes absolutely sideways, I'll still be able to make ends meet. It won't be the end of the world if I do fail, and I'll have gained some valuable experience from the whole process.'
Action is the catalyst for opportunities. Take action, screw fear. Sit down for a moment and ask yourself, what is the worst thing that could happen if I attempt this thing I want to do? count backwards
YEAH, BUT HOW DO I EXPLAIN IT
My studio's uniqueness is probably tied to my own uniqueness.
If I knew how to explain it properly, I wouldn't need to be writing about it here. So I was recommened a book called the brain audit. Nope Haven't actually read it yet. Supposedly the idea is to create your uniqueness instead of looking to the past to try and find it. Interesting idea. worthy of consideration. So the challenge was to consider making a wish for your (insert life purpose here)
I like to solve problems for indie musicians in rock sub-genres.
"I wish i could get my songs out of my heart and onto CD"
"I wish there was something in Central BC that was worth visiting while on tour"
"I wish my home-recordings could have a higher quality sound""I wish i could actually finish my Album. I'm stuck with half-finished tracks and don't know what to do"
This is a guest post by Levente
For one, devoting your life to any kind of art is not only honourable and good, but it is also very natural
Like the more time I spend creating and playing music, the more that’s all I want to do
Sometimes I get annoyed when Soso or or Lablah the bandees want to smoke weed for like 45 minutes when my brain is wanting to be submerged in playing music
And that’s a voluntary activity
But it takes away from what’s pulling my very existence
On the other, life is here for the living and though there are so many facets of songwriting that you could indeed spend every waking moment on it and never run out of things to improve and create.
If you don’t take the time to live life, and enjoy some of it, take in art whether it be in games, TV, film, books, or anything else, you deny yourself the possibility of any of those things expanding your creative mind and leading you to places you wouldn’t have gone otherwise
Not to mention receiving art into your mind is a way of connecting with all the humans who made it, and therefor gives you practice at connecting with humans, seeing how other artists do it, and draw your own conclusions there.
I’d argue that a great portion of art creation is sharing existence with other humans. You think the composers of yore didn’t have hobbies on the side?
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