Why I Never Force Music Production

I’ve been on a bit of a break lately. I’m still posting stuff on Soundcloud but not quite as frequently. Part of it is life stuff, like working a new full time job, part of it a burn-out, part is a lack of recent inspiration – musically, anyway.

But, that’s all OK.

You see, my best music has always come naturally, and it comes and goes. Sometimes I just feel it. That’s the beauty of having left music mainly as a “hobby” – I prefer passion – of sorts, I don’t really have to do anything I don’t want to.

For a while I found myself getting hung up on producing music for licensing, which was fun at first and actually pays money, but it started feeling a like a job – especially after creating multiple variations of the same 60 second cue for someone who doesn’t know what they want, and then ultimately having them pass on it because 20 other producers bid on the same project.

Anyway, I think that frustration is well known to many, and is certainly not anything totally new.

I did just do a remix of mitch murder’s breaking waves, as a gift for my wife, which mitch was super kind to let me do.

Right now I am playing around with the idea of launching a music-related business – so perhaps more on that to come, pending the outcome of the business plan.

As always thanks for all the love and support. I have been getting a bunch of demos recently, through the site, which is encouraging. I listened to all of them so far and reached out to couple of producers about releases. Keep those demos coming.

I don’t force production because it winds up sounding manufactured, formulaic and lacks any sort of identity. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this is the golden age of music because producers no longer have to crank out bad records to survive. It all takes less time, the promotion is easier, and the music sounds better than ever.