The past few weeks have been exciting! Adam and I have decided to dedicate ourselves to pursuing his career as an independent artist. No more waiting for a big break or for the right person to come along to help propel Adam’s major record label dreams forward…
We both came to the realization that “independent” is the way to go around the same time. If you’ve read my last few posts (or kept up with this blog at all), you know that I’ve been spending a lot of time reading books and watching shows about using our talents and pursuing God’s will. For the past few years, I’ve had an itch to start some sort of business and about a month ago, the obvious idea hit me over the head to step up and help Adam pursue his music career in a hands-on way. I’ve always been supportive, but I left his “music stuff” up to him. I started to research websites, digital distribution of music, promotional advice blogs, etc., and realized that pursuing his career on our own was totally doable. Yes, it will take a lot of time and hard work, but I could see the steps and the opportunities and that was all I needed to get me started!
Adam, on the other hand, came to this conclusion after a long weekend of teching at one of the stages at CMA Fest in June. He had listened to about 40 different acts and realized that what is popular right now with commercial country music does not really match up with his values or what his music is about… He realized that he would never get to be true to himself with a major record label deal.
So…when I approached Adam about us teaming up to commit to going the independent route, it didn’t take him too long to jump on board. I feel that God has given me a passion and purpose for this. Even though I know next to nothing about the music business, I’m not afraid to jump in and I’ve already seen where God has given me some wisdom and insight that I haven’t had before. I feel that my strengths of organizing, planning, researching, etc., will complement Adam. There are a lot of things that I will be able to take off his plate so he won’t be so overwhelmed and feel like everything is on his shoulders. He can mainly concentrate on making amazing music and connecting with friends and fans.
Right now, Adam is focusing on working out at the gym (yes, he did get a membership and a trainer) and recording his new songs! I am working on our promotion and distribution plan. An official website is in the works, as well! I can’t wait to get Adam’s latest songs online for everyone to hear! Many more updates to come!
(The picture above shows some of the categories I have in my Marketing/PR plan binder – I feel so professional!)