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I feel that I've been overdue for an update, so I decided to make an update.
In case you haven't heard, I'm proud to say that I completed 3rd place in AIM. Woo! I'm happy since it's only my second attempt at the contest. I feel like I'm bragging and I apologize, but I'm excited, especially since this somewhat aligns for what I have planned for my music this year.
I've always had a love for music in school, and I feel that it comes quite naturally to me. If I made it my career I problably could have been successful, but the beginning years after school I know wouldn't be fun without a steady paycheck. So I became an engineer, and that decision has led me to where I am today. College was tough, but I've made the best of friends and I know that God has granted a steady path for me to really pursue some important intersts for me.
I don't have many regrets of choosing what I've done, and it brings me to where I am today. This year has been particularly interesting. I've now lived a quarter of a century, I'm also now living on my own having just recently moved, and have entered a new position at work which by most accounts is basically a dream job.
Which leads me to what's going on with my music and future planning. I feel that now is the time for me to buckle down and crank out some good tunes. The past year or so has been me working up my production quality so that I can sound professional. I feel that I've hit a good solid point that people (mostly me) can listen to my music without cringing too much at things like bad mixing or poor ntsrument choices. My next goal was to work up a decent repituar that I can post places so that people can be like "Oh man this is good! I need to listen to what else he's got." AIM was the first step in that plan and NGADM is step two.
Next steps is to go commercial which is what I'm the most anxious about. I know I'll do Youtube, and I'll likely do Bandcamp since I see a lot of people do that. Maybe, just maybe if I'm good enough, I plan on getting on Monstercat. Here's to hoping. I'm on the outlook of how to get into other outlets, like getting my music onto Spotify or Google music and Itunes. Bottom line is get my free stuff now before I get big. Lol.
Well, that's my story right now. Life's getting busy and I'm still working on getting the rest of my life setup. For now, peace out, and look for me at the NGADM. That in itself will be interesting since I have a work trip and a vacation that will cut down two of my rounds in it to effectively only having one week to make a piece. Woohoo fun.